Author Archives: Rob Johnson

Adventures in Arizona, Rob Johnson

It could be said that Arizona is the world ‘capital’ of astronomy, with clear skies for much of the year and home to several major observatories it is an irresistible holiday destination. So my family and I visited this summer and combined holiday with astronomy to tour around some of the many places of astronomical […] 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 »

Members Observations (Up to December 1997)

Drawings by John Knott Lunar Observations by John Knott, August 1992 – December 1996 Mars Observations by John Knott, March – April 1997 Astrophotography by Gerard Gilligan Astrophotography by David Forshaw David Forshaw’s Astronomy Homepage Noctilucent Clouds photographed by David Galvin Drawings by Geoff Regan Jupiter Mars Saturn Comet Hyakutake More drawings by Geoff Regan […] Continue Reading »

Members’ Comet Observations (up to April 1997)

C/1995 O1 Comet Hale-Bopp Drawings by Geoff Regan CCD images by Rob Johnson Photos by Tony Williams Photos by Robert Read C/1996 B2 Comet Hyakutake Drawings by Geoff Regan Image by Rob Johnson Continue Reading »