Monthly archives: September, 2013

DIY Radio Astronomy: Perseids 2013

For a number of years, my -not so local any more  Astronomy Club – Kernow Astronomers, have held a BBQ on the eve of , or very close to the eve of,  the Perseid Meteor Shower. The weather on most of these occasions has generally been poor and at worst we’ve been clouded right out. When it has been clear we have seen a lot of cloud about so have had to  resort to what…


Observing Session: 3, September

Now, that’s much better. With August now behind us, the transparency seems to have returned and this evening it was good to be able to see some galaxies again. Finishing of all the objects in Sagittarius is still proving to be a problem. I only have M55 to go, but every time I’ve tried to observe it, either trees are in the way, or the ground hugging murk that M55 lies in impossible to make…