Around Alnitak

Alnitak region of Orion

The constellation of Orion dominates winter skies in the Northern Hemisphere. The shape of Orion, the hunter, and the three stars of Orion's…

Tarantula

The Tarantula Nebula

Not a large spider, but an astonishing area of the night sky. The image shows the area in the constellation Dorado (the Dolphin…

The Double Cluster

The Double Cluster

I am very pleased with my first image from iTelescope¬†of the famous double cluster in Perseus. I have not yet managed to unpack…

Mars from Mayo

Mars in a Mayo Sky

Sadly, we had to go to the West of Ireland for my Father-in-Law's funeral. For part of the time we were there, we…

The Beast from the East

It's 10:30 in the morning and the air temperature has just risen to freezing, from a low of -3.7C at dawn. That's unusually…