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Many people when seeing these images ask - 'what is it' - followed by 'how big is it' and 'how far away is it'. I have included some relevant information about each image.
All these images were taken from our back garden on the West Coast of Scotland over the last 3 years.
Above - Partial lunar eclipse 10th Feb 2017 - this was about a hour before the maximum eclipse. Taken with an iPhone held up to the eyepiece of a £90 scope - astro-imaging doesn't have to be expensive !!!
Timelapse of lunar eclipse
Timelapse of star movement
Aurora - Canon 1100d - Samyang 14mm - ISO 800 - 20 seconds exp.
Aurora from NYE 2015/16 Canon 70d - Samyang 14mm - ISO 800 - 20 sec. exp
Aurora with star trails - Canon 1100D - 50 x 20 sec exp - ISO800 - Samyang 14mm lens
Above and below - Comet Catalina - Canon 1100D - SW ED80 telescope
Mars - Canon 100d - SW ED80 telescope
Above and below - The Moon - Canon 1100D - Skywatcher ED80
Above - Aurora without and with star trails - Canon 70D - Samyang 14mm - ISO 1600 - 25 second exp. (x 30)
Jupiter and 3 of her moons. Canon 1100D - Skywatcher ED80
Above and below - Constellation of Orion - Canon 1100D - 14mm Samyang and lines pointing to comet Catalina - see above.
Our nearest star- by far !! The Sun. Canon 1100D - SW ED80 and Baader solar film.
The Milky Way - and a random shooting star!
Above - Star trails - showing how little Polaris moves (centre of the concentric circles)
Having some fun with friends on NYE 2015/16 - caught the Aurora by accident.