Venus and The Moon in December 2013

I must admit I haven’t taken too many astronomical photos recently, but when I was driving home last week I spotted this view and I couldn’t resist getting my camera out as soon as I stopped.

Venus and The Moon in December 2013

Lightning in Slow Motion

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Here is my first attempt to try and capture some lightning with my Canon 7D.

It was recorded at 60 frames a second then slowed to 1/4th time.

York Comet Spotting in April 2013

A clear evening in York

A few members of The York Astronomical Society had the good sense to go out and enjoy a (rare) clear evening this week. On Tuesday the 2nd of April, I took these photos of the comet C/2011 L4 (Pan-STARRS) with my Canon 7D.

Andromeda and Comet Pan-STARRS

As you can see from this photo, the great galaxy in Andromeda is also visible, even with a standard digital DSLR camera – and no telescope.

Comet Pan-STARRS

Above is a slightly closer view of the comet in the early evening sky.

While my personal aim is always to try and capture these things with my camera, other members of The York Astronomical Society brought their telescopes and charming wit for all to enjoy.

If you live near York and are interested in astronomy then check out YAS on Facebook.