Theoretical Physicist at Leicester University, co-presenter on The Sky at Night & writer. Most days spent chasing minus signs or cloud gaps! Opinions are mine.
A drawing of Jupiter made at 0243 this morning. Seeing was rather poor but the GRS can be seen and Io's shadow
Here a drawing of Jupiter from the 8th November. Some truly lovely details in both equatorial belts...
Here's a drawing I made of Jupiter on the morning of the 30th October. The Great Red Spot is rather prominent
Jupiter from the morning of the 6th October. Seeing very variable, but a number of subtle features present.
Uranus from the the 5th October. Some lovely subtle shades visible on this elusive ice giant
Jupiter from last night. Some lovely subtle structures in the raging clouds of this turbulent world...
Uranus from last night. Some wonderful subtle features seem to be present on this distant ice giant
First observation of Mars in the new apparition! The disk size is small (4.1") but the north polar cap can be seen
First observation of the new Jupiter apparition! Io can be seen emerging from behind Jupiter's proc. limb.
Since there was a large Moon map at the Archenhold observatory, I couldn't resist doing a retro 'Moore style' picture ;-)
Want to keep an eye on the Nova in Delphinius? Here's an excellent finder chart by @avertedvision
A chart I made earlier showing the tracks of last night's meteors. A few sporadics recorded, most were Perseids!
Saturn as viewed through the 10" refractor at the Norman Lockyer Observatory. A mighty fine 'scope!
Couldn't resist adding a few words. Congratulations to @CassiniSaturn for taking this lovely picture of the Earth
If you have a telescope, here is a chart showing some of the satellites you might be able to see tonight at 21:27
Pre-interview chat with @avertedvision and Simon Banton for Sky at Night filming at Stonehenge
Saturn as seen last night. A more of the southern hemisphere now visible.
This is where some of Saturn's moons are at 2230BST tonight. Only a large 'scope will show Mimas and Enceladus
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