CODY Astronomical Society

 

Members' Holiday Snaps !!

No not pictures of Majorcan bodegas, Donkeys on beaches or people in kiss-me-quick hats !! In this section we include some strictly astronomical pictures taken by members whilst on holiday. Click on the thumbnails for a larger image.
Sunrise over Funchal Madeira. Image by Phil Alner, September 2005
Sunrise over Funchal Madeira. Image by Phil Alner, September 2005
m8.jpg (46709 bytes) M8 the LAGOON Nebula in Sagittarius, always low in the UK skies but a real spectacle rivalling the Orion Nebula. This image taken by Paul Curtis in Somerset.
m101.jpg (46548 bytes) M101 , the Pinwheel Galaxy, a magnificent spiral galaxy in Ursa Major. This image taken by Paul Curtis in Somerset.
m15.jpg (38461 bytes) M15 Globular Cluster in Pegasus.
m16.jpg (54941 bytes) M16 the EAGLE nebula in Serpens, showing the dark 'pillers' famous in the Hubble picture.
m17.jpg (43655 bytes) M17, the OMEGA nebula in Sagittarius, always low in the UK skies, but another stunning bright nebula in clear unpolluted skies.
m2.jpg (44544 bytes) M2, Globular cluster in Aquarius.
m20.jpg (43432 bytes) M20, the TRIFID nebula in Sagittarius, always low in the UK skies.
m22.jpg (37815 bytes) M22, one of the best Globular clusters and the second best visible in Northern skies after M13 in Hercules. Only Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) and 47 Tucanae (NGC104) in the southern skies are better. This image was taken by Paul Curtis in Somerset.
Sag3.jpg (33725 bytes) Midnight on the seafront at Pendine Sands - Milky Way and Sagittarius. 20 second exposure, f1.8, 200asa film. Picture by Grant Privett.
Moonwat.jpg (62946 bytes) Moonlight at the beach, Manorbier, 5 second exposure. Picture by Grant Privett.