Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group 

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Next Club Meeting on 29th November
Observing Evenings will not be booked, but if it is clear on a Wednesday evening, Malc will be at the Old Pale Carpark.
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  • Ray's Super Worm Moon (March 2019)
    Ray's Super Worm Moon (March 2019)
  • John H - Jupiter and moons
    John H - Jupiter and moons
  • Owen G Small Magellanic Cloud
    Owen G Small Magellanic Cloud
  • Owen G - Large Magellanic Cloud
    Owen G - Large Magellanic Cloud
  • Craig H - Sigma zoom @ 500mm f/6.3
    Craig H - Sigma zoom @ 500mm f/6.3
  • JDH's Moon shot
    JDH's Moon shot
  • Gary G: Comet 21P/
    Gary G: Comet 21P/
  • Tim - Solar prominence Feb 2019
    Tim - Solar prominence Feb 2019
  • Craig H: Perseid
    Craig H: Perseid
  • Tracey S: Elephant Trunk Nebula
    Tracey S: Elephant Trunk Nebula
  • JDH - Orion over snow
    JDH - Orion over snow
  • 13.5 hours of the Heart Nebula (Paul K)
    13.5 hours of the Heart Nebula (Paul K)
  • Tracey - Lunar Eclipse January 2019
    Tracey - Lunar Eclipse January 2019
  • Barnards Loop (Andrew Davies)
    Barnards Loop (Andrew Davies)
  • Gary G: Witches Hat Nebula
    Gary G: Witches Hat Nebula
  • NGC2175 - Gary Gilbert
    NGC2175 - Gary Gilbert
  • Tracey's long awaited Horsehead Nebula in Ha
    Tracey's long awaited Horsehead Nebula in Ha
  • Owen G - Moon, 99.5% full
    Owen G - Moon, 99.5% full
  • Moon (Andrew Davies)
    Moon (Andrew Davies)
  • 2017 Solar Eclipse, Jackie G
    2017 Solar Eclipse, Jackie G
  • Star Trail (Jonathen David Harty)
    Star Trail (Jonathen David Harty)
  • Jupiter (Crossland)
    Jupiter (Crossland)
  • Moon in pastels (Jackie Goodwin)
    Moon in pastels (Jackie Goodwin)
  • Moon on a phone - Rachel A
    Moon on a phone - Rachel A
  • Tracey S: Copernicus Sketch
    Tracey S: Copernicus Sketch
  • Venus, Mars & Moon conjunction - Jon Harty
    Venus, Mars & Moon conjunction - Jon Harty
  • Paul K - Rosette Nebula. 19.5 hours imaging (and a lot of experience!)
    Paul K - Rosette Nebula. 19.5 hours imaging (and a lot of experience!)
  • Jupiter (Jon Harty)
    Jupiter (Jon Harty)
  • A stunning Copernicus image 25/2/18 by Craig
    A stunning Copernicus image 25/2/18 by Craig
  • Flame Nebula in Orion imaged from our club meeting site (Craig Howman)
    Flame Nebula in Orion imaged from our club meeting site (Craig Howman)
  • Witches Hat Nebula - Gary Gilbert
    Witches Hat Nebula - Gary Gilbert
  • Solar flares (Paul Kummer)
    Solar flares (Paul Kummer)
  • New Year, New Moon (Craig Howman)
    New Year, New Moon (Craig Howman)
  • Craig H: Pacman Nebula
    Craig H: Pacman Nebula
  • Markarian's Chain (Craig H - 200mm lens)
    Markarian's Chain (Craig H - 200mm lens)
  • The ghost of Casseiopea (Paul Kummer)
    The ghost of Casseiopea (Paul Kummer)
  • (Craig H) M51 - imaged in early 2017
    (Craig H) M51 - imaged in early 2017
  • Transit of Mercury from the Old Pale carpark 09.05.2016
    Transit of Mercury from the Old Pale carpark 09.05.2016
  • Rosette Nebula, Tracey
    Rosette Nebula, Tracey
  • Moon - Mark A
    Moon - Mark A
  • (Craig H) Heart Nebula published on Valentine's Day
    (Craig H) Heart Nebula published on Valentine's Day
  • Sadr / Gamma Cygni area (Craig & John Howman)
    Sadr / Gamma Cygni area (Craig & John Howman)
  • Pleiades (Tracey)
    Pleiades (Tracey)
  • Noctilucent Clouds from Anglesey June 2017 (Tracey S)
    Noctilucent Clouds from Anglesey June 2017 (Tracey S)
  • Orion nebula (Andrew Davies)
    Orion nebula (Andrew Davies)
  • Andromeda Galaxy - M31 (Craig Howman)
    Andromeda Galaxy - M31 (Craig Howman)
  • Transit of Mercury detail (Owen Gwynne)
    Transit of Mercury detail (Owen Gwynne)
  • M82 image - (Craig) taken over 4 nights. Skywatcher 300PDS / Canon1100D (astro modded + lp clip) / NEQ6 / Guided with a 9x50 finder and ZWO ASI120MM. 90 x 5 mins (7hr 45mins) ISO800 exposures with flats added.
    M82 image - (Craig) taken over 4 nights. Skywatcher 300PDS / Canon1100D (astro modded + lp clip) / NEQ6 / Guided with a 9x50 finder and ZWO ASI120MM. 90 x 5 mins (7hr 45mins) ISO800 exposures with flats added.

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Monday, Nov 18 at 4:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday, Nov 29 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 14 at 4:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Friday, Dec 20 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
See the slides from Janice's recent talk here
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Recent updates...
New info on our Forums page, two sites for finding Clubs, Club Events and (what should be) publicly accessible observing sites across UK. 

Read about our public engagement at Barnton Community Primary School, when we shared in the Science Evening for their Space Themed last week of half term

If you enjoyed (or if you missed) Dr Steve Barrett's excellent talk on The Legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope, you can find links to a recording and the slides on our NEWS page.  Link HERE

We've been sent details of a Youtube of a simpler way to Collimate Your Newtonian. We have a blog post with the transcript HERE. If it works for you, that's great.

Recent Blog Posts.

We have a Facebook Group - and would really love to have you with us as the best way to share news and events