|Help and Advice|
|Transit of Mercury 2016|
|Giving long exposures on a digital camera|
|Photographing star trails|
|Predicting the ISS and other satellites|
|Using a mirror to view a partial eclipse|
|Simple Guide to Viewing the Space Station|
|Choosing a Telescope|
|Tips when projecting the Sun|
|Starting to Use Your Telescope|
|Imaging with a DSLR through the telescope|
|Buying a telescope for a child|
|Photographing a partial eclipse|
The section director is Alan Clitherow. Please click on the link in the 'Reference' tab above to read a brief profile of him.
Our enthusiastic section members, who are spread throughout the UK, observe all the solar systems major planets using a variety of instruments, though only those with telescopes of about 200 mm aperture are ever able to see Pluto, whilst some members observe asteroids, particularly the ones that can be seen with popular 10 x 50 binoculars which have many uses in astronomy (as well as bird watching, airshows and sport).
Our members’ reports include not only telescopic observations of the bright planets Mercury, Venus Mars Jupiter and Saturn, but even naked eye views of Uranus and Vesta made by experienced observers.