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.

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

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