Majestic Messier 45: take a peak at the Pleiades!
by Mark Armstrong on November 28, 2022 at 10:03 am
The Pleiades open cluster, or Messier 45, in Taurus is as good as it gets for night-sky eye candy.
Observe Messier 34, Perseus’ commanding open cluster
by Mark Armstrong on November 23, 2022 at 10:53 am
Messier 34 (NGC 1039) in Perseus is a gem of an open cluster that offers something for all observers.
Look to luminous Messier 77
by Mark Armstrong on November 14, 2022 at 9:26 am
Messier 77 (NGC 1068 and Arp 37) is an impressive spiral galaxy in Cetus that presents face-on to our Earthly perspective.
Don’t miss the stunning Double Cluster in Perseus
by Mark Armstrong on November 9, 2022 at 2:07 pm
The magnificent pair of open clusters forming the Double Cluster in Perseus is the finest in its class at mid-northern latitudes.
Track down Messier 76, the superb Little Dumbbell planetary nebula
by Mark Armstrong on October 31, 2022 at 8:42 am
One of only four planetary nebulae to be included in Charles Messier’s famous catalogue, fabulous Messier 76 (NGC 650/651) in Perseus rewards observers and […]
Messier 52 and NGC 7789: Observe a great pair of open cluster’s in Cassiopeia
by Mark Armstrong on October 24, 2022 at 11:25 am
Messier 52 (NGC 7654) and NGC 7789 are two of a trio of great open clusters found in Cassiopeia
Webb captures stunning new view of ‘Pillars of Creation’
by Astronomy Now on October 19, 2022 at 5:23 pm
The James Webb Space Telescope takes a look at the "Pillars of Creation" at the heart of the Eagle Nebula, providing a stunning update to one of Hubble's most […]
Watch the Orionid meteor shower peak on Friday night
by Steve Kelly on October 19, 2022 at 9:54 am
The Orionid meteor shower is one of autumn’s major meteor showers and is a firm favourite with shooting-star watchers.
Observe a partial eclipse of the Sun
by Mark Armstrong on October 18, 2022 at 8:20 am
This month’s partial eclipse of the Sun is visible across the length and breadth of the UK on the morning of 25th October 2022.
Antlia ALP-T 5nm dual-band filter
by Astronomy Now on October 14, 2022 at 11:28 am
A dual-passband filter from Antlia that allows imagers to simultaneously capture narrowband data in hydrogen-alpha and oxygen-III light.