Observing at Wast Hills

The other week I took Birmingham Astronomical Society out to the University of Birmingham Observatory. It was a lovely clear night and the first chance I’ve had in a number of years for a good session of observing. Its the first time I’ve tried successfully to use the new Meade telescope for astronomical imaging. We have a pretty nice setup and these are just the first images, I expect we can get much better once we get used to the telescopes characteristics and the filters. Anyway, here are a few images:
M104 – Sombrero_Galaxy
M82 – the Cigar Galaxy
M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy


One response to “Observing at Wast Hills”

  1. Stewart says :

    Lovely pictures. Shame the weather was so bad when I was there!

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