Amateur Astronomy

M42 Image Moon Image M13 Image Moon Image Moon Image
The Trapezium multiple system illuminates the centre of M42 - the Orion Nebula.
Tycho and Clavius are almost fully illuminated on the 9th day as sunrise reaches Wilhelm and Longomontanus.
M13 in Hercules, often recognised as the finest globular cluster in northern skies.
Just before full Moon the elongated western limb craters of Phocylides and Bailly become visible.
The rich gold K2 and fainter blue B8 of Beta Cygni - Albireo - are now thought to be unassociated.
Day 10 image showing the group of 5 eastern maria (seas) Serenitatis, Tranquillitatis, Nectaris, Fecunditatis & Crisium.

Welcome to the Amateur Astronomy website.

Over the next few months, I hope to develop this website into a comprehensive resource for amateur astronomers, science outreachers and non-scientific journalists.

If you need further help with observational astronomy whilst construction continues, please click here for Stephen Tonkin's uk.sci.astro FAQ.


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