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Paul Leyland

I'm primarily a VS observer, having started at age 15 or so with delta Cephei, with a subsequent primary interest in cataclysmic variables.  More recently I've taken an interest in exoplanet transits, imaging small satellites in the outer solar system, photometry of extra-galactic variable stars and, to my surprise, imaging extra-galactic globular clusters.

 In the summer of 2018 we bought Tacande Observatory, which houses a 40cm Dilworth-Relay telescope.  We intend to spend about half the year in LP and half in Cambridge.

Local society membership: Cambridge Astronomical Association

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20:07 UTC

Another in the series of images of small satellites in the outer solar system. Pasiphae is about 60 km in diameter and was at magnitude 17.2 at the time of observation. The thirty 1-minute subs were stacked on the predicted movement of the satellite, which is why it appears circular and the background stars are trailed.

Both Pasiphae and Sinope (image at are believed to be fragments of a single asteroid which was captured by Jupiter in the distant past.

Saharan dust illuminated by a full moon resulted in a rather lower-contrast than I would have liked.

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