Tag Archives: M34 / NGC1039

Deep Sky – November 2008 by Dave Owen

The constellation of Perseus is about 60 degrees high, and still rising, at about 21:00 GMT in mid November. This can mean  that  some  objects  in  this  constellation,  especially  with  Dobsonian  telescopes,  can  be difficult  to  see near  its passage through our zenith. Therefore, they can sometimes be seen more easily when they are still […] 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 »