Monthly archives: March, 2013

Observing Session: The Elusive C/2011 L4 Panstarrs

Last week started off with a little bit of excitement. A BAA news email on Monday announced that Comet C/2011 L4 had a few sightings by BAA members in ¬†Southern England. Here in Cornwall, we are more Southerly than most, but as yet , this little puppy has eluded all attempts to observe it. While we have had a few clear days this week, the 20 degrees above the horizon where the Comet is, has…


Weekend Jolly

Last weekend we both went up to Cheltenham for the British Astronomical Association’s Annual Deep Sky Section Meeting, While I have been to the BAA’s Winchester weekend for the last six years, this was my first visit to one of their section meetings. The itinerary for the day was a follows. Stewart Moore: A review of the deep sky year Nick Hewitt: Barnard, Gordon and the darkness Paul Curtis: Deep sky imaging and processing using…