The 2016 Pennyrile Stargaze will be held from October 1 to October 9. No preregistration is required, however, if you plan to attend please contact us on this FB page or at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us the number of days you plan to attend. This will help us with planning for the Porta Potties. Visitors are always welcome.... Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and friendly fellowship will be provided
William Optics FLT 98, WO Field Flattener, AVX mount, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD, 10 Frames stacked @ 480 sec's (8mins) each The Hockey Stick galaxy has two NGC designation numbers. It is a pair of galaxies
Otwell librarian Emily Willis assembled this display of books about space exploration and astronomy. The library has formed a partnership with Mark and Marcie Miller, who have photographed astronomical objects, as well as NASA lift-offs. Their photos are displayed at the Otwell Library and published on their Red n Blue Observatory channel on the Night Skies Network.
Cloud cover started off the day at the museum. Then by early afternoon the clouds broke up enough that we brought our equipment out front for some solar viewing for the public. All in all it turned out to be not a total loss. Just a guess that 20+ people were able to get some views through the scopes.
This was taken at the Otwell Library. Our local library has provided a table for us to display our astrophotographs. This is our latest picture of the Andromeda Galaxy. Next to the picture is a newspaper article from the Press Dispatch when in January we went to KSC to witness a satellite launch of the TDRS communications satellite. The ladies at the library presented the article alongside our astronomy photo.