Author Archives: David Galvin

Supernova SN 2014J in M82

Society members, including our own LAS Supernova Search team, have been imaging the recent supernova (now designated SN 2014J) in M82 / NGC 3034 (also known as the Cigar Galaxy). At a distance of approximately 11½ Light Years (roughly 68,000,000,000,000 miles!), it is the closest supernova to us since 1993 (SN 1993J). Although it now […] Continue Reading »

Break in at the Astronomy Centre Todmorden

There has been a break in at the Astronomy Centre Todmorden, Unfortunately a lot of kit has been stolen. A full inventory is below. This is a public outreach facility and is Peter Drew’s life work. This is a big blow for the club. Please be on the look out for new ads for […] Continue Reading »

Report: Croxteth Park Star Party, Saturday/Sunday, February 16th/17th 2002

Despite poor weather, with cloud cover, and rain showers, a total of 350 members of the general public attended the Liverpool AS weekend Star Party at Croxteth Hall & Park. Continue Reading »

Pex Hill Observatory Telescope Tests, April/May 1999

Two reports, one from David Galvin and one from Rob Johnson, written in April/May 1999 when the Observatory at Pex Hill (now the Leighton Observatory) was suffering from strong vibrations. These reports cover some of the details of how the problem was resolved, and the first successful CCD imaging trial at the site. Continue Reading »