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Club Images and Members Astrophotography

Series of Pictures by club members, click on images for more information.

PLEASE NOTE - The most recent astro photos are listed on the homepage and then moved to this page at a later date.



Calibrate your monitor so that you can see all the shades below. Begin by doing a full reset of your monitor, if there is one, or recalling the default settings. Set your colour temperature to 6500K and then adjust your brightness and then contrast, so that all the shades of grey are just viewable below. Depending on the quality of your monitor, you may not be able to see the very extreme black/grey changes or grey/white changes.



For Astrophotography Hints and Tips
and links to useful software click here


John McConnell Astrophotography

Latest images taken on 26th October.


David Goudy Astrophotography

Latest images taken on 28th October.

Stronge Astrophotography

Latest images taken on 26th October.


Martin Campbell Astrophotography
James Adamson Astrophotography

Latest images taken on 15th September.


Gault Astrophotography

Latest images taken on 23rd July.


Daniel McGlashin Astrophotography

Latest images taken on 25th May



Andy McCrea, IAA President, imaged Saturn using David Stewart's (IAA) 6inch Astro-Physics refractor, what a scope!!!

The photo to the right was taken on 29/12/03 by David Stewart at 10.30pm. 600 frames stacked with Registax and captured using TouCam Pro 2, Astro-Physics 155mm EDFS APO refractor, and Televue 5x powermate.


28th October 2003 Aurora Images


Dr. Alan Fitzsimmons from the Queen's University Astrophysics Department took many good photos of the aurora.


Click here for a slideshow of all of our member's images including images from Les Gornall, John McFarland, Andy McCrea, James Adamson and Donald Campbell.


Largest Solar Flare in History!!!

Giant sunspot 486 unleashed another powerful solar flare on 4th November at 1950hrs. Ionizing radiation hit Earth's atmosphere soon after the explosion and caused a severe radio blackout, noticed by radio listeners across North America.

This latest flare from sunspot 486 is truly historic. The blast saturated X-ray detectors onboard GOES satellites for 11 minutes. The last time a flare did this, on April 2nd, 2001, it was classified as an X20 - the biggest ever recorded at the time. The Nov. 4th, 2003, solar flare appears to have been even stronger.

It has now been confirmed that this CME is the largest ever recorded at a massive X45 on the Richter scale of solar flares.

Click here for the BBC report confirming this incredible X45 flare.


Lunar Eclipse 8th/9th October 2003

Click image for animation

Well, although most of us were clouded out, Carsten Arnholm from Norway did a fantastic live webcast with pictures of the quality above. James Adamson from County Mayo captured this fine image below of totality. Click on the image for more information and capture details.

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The Lunar Eclipse star party organised by Les Gornall was a great success. Click here for the full report.



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