20 January 2024All posts
What happened when 12 amateur astronomers with six telescopes got together under the Dorset night sky on 18 January
Under the ancient canopy of Duncliffe Woods, we gathered for an observation evening. Far from Shaftesbury's lights, the celestial expanse unfurled its cosmic wonders. Telescopes pointed skyward, unveiling distant galaxies and nebulae.
Laughter danced (and shivers in the -5 temperature) among the trees as enthusiasts marvelled at Jupiter's moons as well as deep sky objects, including M42, shining bright in two scopes, one using a moon filter to brighten the galaxy.
The astrophotographers among us had their equipment buzzing and tracking. See some images below.
The night united novices and seasoned astronomers. Whispers of constellations painted stories across the obsidian canvas, etching memories in the hearts of us all.
You can opt to be added to the bustling WhatsApp group, we take the opportunity of a clear sky to organise an impromptu observation evening, just like this one.