Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

An animation showing the comet moving against the background stars more

Jupiter and Moons

I've not done much astronomy recently, but the skies were clear and Jupiter was shining brightly in the sky. more

Some lunar images

First clear night in months and it’s nearly a full moon. Click to see full size versions.

Moon Moon Moon
Moon more

Ganymede's shadow transits across Jupiter

Taken over an hour and three quarters, using a Philips webcam, multiple frames of Jupiter showing the shadow of Ganymede as it transits across the surface of Jupiter.
In the early frames, the great red spot can be seen on the lower right of Jupiter. And in the later frames you just make out one of the moons as a few pixels in the lower right of the image.

Ganymede Shadow Transit more

First Attempt at a Mars Animation

Frames taken at 5 minute intervals over approximately 90 minutes, in black and white only. Should have used the colour camera and spent more than 90 minutes!

Mars Animation more


Mars, taken on a particularly good night.
Combination of colour data from a Philips ToUCam webcam and luminosity data from a QHY5 guide camera.
200% zoom applied post processing.

Mars more

M42 - Great Orion Nebula

M42 more

M31 - Andromeda Galaxy

M31 more

M33 - The Triangulum Galaxy

M33 more

M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

Taken at Kielder starcamp

M13 more

M27 - The Dumbell Nebula

M13 more

M57 - The Ring Nebula

M13 more

A better M13

M13 more

M13 - Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

You can also see NGC6207 in the top right hand corner of the full image.



  • 24th Aug 2009 00:20

  • 10 exposures @ ISO800, total exposure 3m20s

  • Celestron C6, Canon 450D SLR, Unguided

  • Stacked with DeepSkyStacker more