UCC Seminar

Club Members Attended a Seminar at University College Cork

Joint Congress of University Astronomy Societies 2018 was held in February at UCC by astronomy societies of UCC, NUIG and UL. The conference offered an all-day schedule of lectures spanning many different areas of Astrophysics. Chris Lintott, Oxford professor and Sky at night presenter gave an interesting talk about the successes of the project Galaxy Zoo emphasizing the importance of citizens involvement in science projects. Paul Callanan gave a talk on European Southern Observatory which Ireland will soon become a member of.
Other topics were: jet outflows of active galaxies, ejection of matter from black holes, and star formation and destruction.
Photo: Astronomy Club members photographed with Prof. Chris Lintott

oint Congress of University Astronomy Societies 2018 was held in UCC last Saturday by astronomy societies of UCC, NUIG and UL. The conference offered an all-day schedule of lectures spanning many different areas of Astrophysics. Chris Lintott, Oxford professor and Sky at night presenter gave an interesting talk about the successes of the project Galaxy Zoo emphasizing the importance of citizens involvment in science projects. Paul Callanan gave a talk on European Southern Observatory which Ireland will soon become a member of. Other topics were: jet outflows of active galaxies, ejection of matter from black holes, and star formation and destruction. Photo: Astronomy Club members photographed with Prof. Chris Lintott

Solar Eclipse 20 March 2015

Cork Astronomy Club took part ina public event organised by Blackrock Castle Observatory to view the Solar Eclipse from Cork on 20th March 2015

Declan Foley preparing his SCT prior to the eclipse
Club members equipment displayed ready for action at the foot of Blackrock Castle. Note the lens protection for safe solar viewing
Tony’s demonstration of the science behind the eclipse

 

 

 

 

Blackrock Castle – venue for many Club and Blackrock Castle Observatory events

General Guidelines for submitting images for the website and Image Board

Background

The club maintains a gallery of images submitted by its members for inclusion either in the Monthly Image Board and/or on this website.  The original proposal adopted by the Executive Committee reads as follows:

Synopsis

The proposal is to set up and maintain a system that regularly receives Astronomy related images taken by club members and in a non-judgmental way, displays the originals at the monthly Observers Group and as thumbnails in the regular newsletter or as a separate Image Board.

Objectives and benefits

For Members:

  • An outlet for showing their own work/images
  • Non-judgemental (something to be emphasized on inauguration)
  • A service provided by the club
  • People who cannot get to the observers group have an outlet for their work

For the Club:

  • Key information on the extent of astrophotography within the club and around cork
  • Can see work of people who may not be able to attend observers group
  • Adds to the range of services provided by the club in encouraging astronomy generally

The Image Board was set up and began operating in June 2018 and was formally launched at the September 2018 meeting.  The inclusion of images from all sources to this web site commenced in October 2018.

To view and/or download the Image Board Guidelines as a PDF file select below:

Image Board Guidelines Sept 2018

This is an example of an Image Board

All the images in the above Image Board are duplicated on this Web Site.

There will be occasions where members submit photos for inclusion in the newsletter, Facebook and Twitter pages.  These would normally be processed by the Club Executive Chair who will arrange for the Web Administrator to put them on this web site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Widefield Astrophotography

This is where members pointed their cameras directly at the sky with or without a tripod.

Season 2020/21

Taken with NightCap. ISS mode, 98.56 second exposure, 1/1s shutter speed.

Season 2019/20

Season 2018/19

Tom O'Donoghue - March Guest Astrophotographer, Milky Way Arc from Sherkin island
Tom O’Donoghue – March Guest Astrophotographer, Milky Way Arc from Sherkin island

Hale Bop 1997
Hale Bop 1997

Lunar Eclipse by Bernard Carr

Milky Way - for the eagle eyed Andromeda is just short of half way up on the right hand side
Milky Way – for the eagle eyed Andromeda is just short of half way up on the right hand side

Milky Way West from Oven Site by Doroteja Repic

Perseid by Declan Foley

The Plough from Srelane/Ovens by Doroteja Repic

Mars over Ballincollig by Doroteja Repic

Mars Perseids and Milky Way by Steve O’Flynn

Milky Way from Ballinskelligs by Derek OKeefe

Milky Way from Ballinskelligs by Derek O’Keefe

Milky Way from Yosemite Valley USA by Bernard Carr

Moon and Venus in Conjunction by Garry O’Brien

SuperMoon over the roof top

Moon/Jupiter conjunction

Deep Space Images

Here are the members deep space images

Season 2020/21

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Season 2019/20

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Jellyfish Nebula
Jellyfish Nebula

Snowball Nebula in Aquila
Snowball Nebula in Aquila

Comet Iwamotu woth M35, M36, M37
Comet Iwamotu with M35, M36, M37

Horesehead Nebula
Horesehead Nebula

Heart Nebula
Heart Nebula

Bubble Nebula
Bubble Nebula

Comet 46P Wirtamen with Hyades and Pleiedes
Comet 46P Wirtamen with Hyades and Pleiedes

Ring Nebula by Declan Carey
Ring Nebula by Declan Carey

M56 Glubula Clusterby Declan Carey
M56 Glubula Clusterby Declan Carey

M13 Globula Cluster by Declan Carey
M13 Globula Cluster by Declan Carey

Crescent Nebula
Crescent Nebula

The Blue Snowball Planetary Nebula
The Blue Snowball Planetary Nebula

Corona Borealis
Corona Borealis

Summer Triangle in Dark Sky Site
Summer Triangle in Dark Sky Site

Cassiopeia in Dark Sky Site
Cassiopeia in Dark Sky Site

The Plough Asterism
The Plough Asterism

Dumbbell Nebula
Dumbbell Nebula

M8 Lagoon Nebula
M8 Lagoon Nebula

California Nebula
California Nebula

Pipe Nebula taken with Celluloid Film
Pipe Nebula taken with Celluloid Film

Season 2018/19

NGC 6726-7/IC 4812 in Corona Australis by Guest Astronomer Paddy Gilliland
NGC 6726-7/IC 4812 in Corona Australis by Guest Astronomer Paddy Gilliland

The Orion Nebula by Guest Astrophotographer John O'Mahoney
The Orion Nebula by Guest Astrophotographer John O’Mahoney

Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree by guest photographer Richard Sweeney
Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree by guest photographer Richard Sweeney

Thors Helmet Planetary Nebula by guest photographer Michael Murphy
Thors Helmet Planetary Nebula by guest photographer Michael Murphy

Seagull Nebula by Guest Astrophotographer Brendan Kinch
Seagull Nebula by Guest Astrophotographer Brendan Kinch

M81/M82 by Guest Photographer Simon Todd
M81/M82 by Guest Photographer Simon Todd

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M31 - Andromeda - many ways to process the same image
M31 – Andromeda – many ways to process the same image

Jellyfish Nebula by Derek O’Keefe

Horse Head Nebula by Jan Cap

Elephants Trunk Nebula by Derek O’Keeffe

M31 /32 Andromeda

M13 Globular Cluster
M13 Globular Cluster

Lunar Images

Here are our club members own Images and Sketches of the Earth’s Moon

Season 2020/21

Season 2019/20

Crater Copernicus
Crater Copernicus

Moon through cloud
Moon through cloud

Crescent Moon (first quarter)
Crescent Moon (first quarter)

Jupiter/Moon Conjunction
Jupiter/Moon Conjunction

Appolo 11 Landing Site
Appolo 11 Landing Site

Marfe Smythii
Marfe Smythii

4 Panel Mosaic central moon region
4 Panel Mosaic central moon region

East of Appenines
East of Appenines

Theophilus and other craters
Theophilus and other craters

Mare Chrisium
Mare Chrisium

Mosaic of Sothern Highlands
Mosaic of Sothern Highlands

Crescent Moon
Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon
Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon
Crescent Moon

Season 2018/19

Lunar Eclipse 07:30 am 21/1/2019
Lunar Eclipse 07:30 am 21/1/2019

Moon using Grubb 13″ Refractor

Sketch of Crater Gassendi by Doroteja Repic

Moon – Montes Apenius

Lunar Eclipse September 2015

Moon – Crater Copernicus