The Milky Way in autumn. Bradworthy. 12th September 2009.
Canon 350D.
Simple camera tripod.
Looking south, the Milky Way displays dark dust lanes and many star clusters as it arcs above our observatory dome. Jupiter shines like a beacon close to the southern horizon. This image has been adjusted to show the scene as the unaided eye sees it.
Taken using a Sigma 4.5mm, true 180 degree fisheye lens.

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The Zodiacal Light in spring. Bradworthy. 5th April 2007.
Canon 10D. 82 sec exposure
at 400 ISO. Simple camera tripod.
The zodiacal light can be seen from our location quite regularly during the spring and autumn. This image has been adjusted to show the phenomenon as the unaided eye sees it.
*The zodiacal light is produced by sunlight reflecting off dust particles which are present in the solar system and known as cosmic dust. The material producing the zodiacal light is located in a lens-shaped volume of space centered on the sun and extending well out beyond the orbit of Earth. In mid-northern latitudes, the zodiacal light is best observed in the western sky in the spring after the evening twilight has completely disappeared, or in the eastern sky in the autumn just before the morning twilight appears. It is so faint that it is completely masked by either moonlight or light pollution. *Wikipedia.

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Observing Spring Galaxies & the ISS. Bradworthy. April 2007.
Canon 350D.
The International Space Station rises from the west as a setting Venus shines like the Moon over the observers shoulder.This striking time exposure was taken as Phil Moore used our half metre Dobsonian to observe the spring sky with its' many galaxies.
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Star Trails over Mount Teide. Tenneriffe. Oct 2001
50mm lens on a Cosina 35mm SLR

A Classic star trail picture. Taken just below the volcanic peak of Teide under wonderful dark skys. The weather was very cold and windy. The fantastic orographic cloud over the volcanoes peak only became evident when the slide was developed!

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Partial Solar Eclipse from Flamborough Head
West Yorkshire. UK. May31st 2003
500mm Mirror Lens on a Olympus OM10 autoexposure.

The eclipse started at dawn. Because of a sea mist the early stages were missed, however photography was made much easier.Several flocks of birds passed by before this frame was captured.
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Aurora. Pembrokshire, Wales. UK August 1993
Standard lens on a Cosina 35mm SLR

This was an unexpected bonus observed whilst spending a pleasant summers evening tracking down planetary nebula and other 'faint fuzzies' that deep sky observers love so much. At first we thought it was just light pollution, but the display slowly evolved into columns of light marching along the horizon and wonderful reds and yellows, all clearly seen in this picture.
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