Astronomy is still out of this world

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Not since the summer before I went to university have I done this – turned a telescope to the skies.

But, and although the viewing site was less than ideal (looking north/north west only), I have just spent a very enjoyable two hours doing that again.

Sights taken in included M13 (Hercules globular cluster):

M13

Ring Nebula (M57):

M57

And the Helix Nebula:

Helix nebula

(NB none of these are my photographs, but rather than put up images from Hubble or similar, I thought I use images that were closer to the real experience for me. If you think they look unimpressive that is your problem, not mine!)