It’s a clear night here in Norfolk, so here’s a shot – 30 seconds at 1600 ISO – of Vega, the rest of the Lyra constellation and the Milky Way (bottom of frame). No apologies for the size of the picture!
My telescope is getting its (sadly) annual run out but I need not have bothered this week – as despite clear skies the Moon is also about (full Moon is on 1 August) – and that makes even setting up the telescope difficult: you can pick out Vega as a bright star in your scope, […]
Supposedly it is autumn – though I have just been standing outside in a teeshirt watching Deneb, Vega and Altair appear out of the twilight as though it was mid-July. But leaves are turning yellow as the seasonal clock moves on, no matter what the temporary weather is like. New Scientist offers an explanation as […]