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

Widefield Astrophotography

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

 

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

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