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The North American Nebula by Dick Locke

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12/02/2012 - 19:00
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This narrowband image of the north American nebula was taken by Houston based astronomer Dick Locke Image using a Takahashi FSQ-85 refractor and AP 900 Go To mount. The image comprises 6.25 hours total exposure, consisting of 39*5 Ha frames and 36*5 O3 frames using an SBIG ST-8300m CCD camera and FW8_8300 filter wheel fitted with Astrodon 36mm narrowband filters.The Ha frames compose the red channel, with the O3 frames making the blue and green channels, followed by subjective adjustments in Photoshop CS5.

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Comet Garradd meets M92 - by Malcolm Forrow

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Malcolm Forrow
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04/02/2012 - 19:30
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It's a while since we checked on the progress of comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd). Here is an image of it's close encounter (visually anyway) with Messier 92. The image was taken by BAA member Malcolm Forrow using Telescope 4 at iTelescope's Observatory at Mayhill, New Mexico, 32.9 North, 105.5 West, Elevation 2225 metres. Imaging details are attached to the image.

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Comet C/2009P1 Garradd

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03/02/2012 - 08:56
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Comet C/2009P1 Garradd

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Comet Garradd close to M92

Over the next few nights comet C/2009 P1 Garradd will pass close by the globular cluster M92, in Hercules, and this will make for an interesting observing opportunity.

 

Comet 2009 P1 Garrad on 31st January 2012 by Martin Mobberley

Stewart Moore, the BAA Deep Sky Section Director writes:

Although not a spectacular comet with a majestic tail, C/2009 P1 (Garradd) has endeared itself to many observers by visiting bright deep sky objects on its journey through the heavens.  In late August 2011 it visited the globular cluster M71 and in early September of the same year it made a close approach to the Coathanger asterism.  Now visible in the morning sky, Garradd continues its friendship with deep sky objects by making a close approach to another globular cluster, this time M92 in Hercules.

On February 3/4 it passes within 0.5 degree west of M92, making an ideal photo opportunity. The coordinates of M92 are RA 17h 17m.1 and Dec +43deg 08min.  M92 has a visual magnitude of 6.5 and a diameter of 14 arcmin.  Details and an ephemeris for the comet, which has a predicted magnitude of 6.5, can be downloaded from the Comet Section web page and are also available in the latest BAA paper circular No. 826 dated 2012 January 18.

With the Moon setting just after 04:00 on Feb. 3, M92 and the comet will be found at an altitude of around 40 degree in the east.  Please send all observations to both the Deep Sky Section and the Comet Section.

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Comet C/2009P1 Garradd

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31/01/2012 - 13:14
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Freelance web designer required

As part of our near-term strategy to significantly increase the BAA’s online presence, Council has decided to ask for expressions of interest from a suitably qualified person to take up a freelance web designer role. This person would be responsible for a radical overhaul of the Association’s website using open-source tools, the management and maintenance of our online presence and the commissioning and management of content.

Council envisages offering a 3-year contract, reviewed annually for a fee in the region of £12-14K per year. We would expect the necessary commitment to average around 15-20 hours per week although workload will be variable.

The successful applicant will have a large amount of autonomy to work towards the goals set by Council and we would expect this activity to start sometime in the 2nd quarter of 2012. Membership of the BAA is not essential but a good knowledge of amateur astronomy, the Association and its objectives will be expected.

To express an interest in this exciting opportunity and to receive further details please send an e-mail to webdesign@britastro.org before Friday, 10th February.

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Comet C/2009P1 Garradd

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29/01/2012 - 18:28
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The Moon and Venus by Martin Griffiths

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Martin Griffiths
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29/01/2012 - 16:00
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You will have noticed, especially as we have treated to a few clear skies, the various combinations of the Moon and Venus during late January. Together with Jupiter on 28th they presented an attractive crescent configuration in the evening sky above rural Derbyshire. This excellent photo of the moon, including Earthshine, and Venus was taken by Martin Griffiths, senior lecturer in Astronomy at the University of Glamorganon 2012-01-26 using a Canon 350D SLR and 300mm lens. The exposure was 1/20th second at f/5.6

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Comet 255P/ Levy

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28/01/2012 - 17:38
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