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  1. This was extra specially close with two people sharing 2nd and 3rd place! Very tough to decide this month. Congratulations to everybody who entered, it really showed what can be achieved with smartphones and tablets. Below are your winners Plato & The Alpine Valley By CraigT82 The Rosette Nebula By GavStar 'Our Place' In The Solar System By Dagger Lunar X & V Feb 22nd 2018 By Stu Star Trails 16/12/2017 By Dagger
  2. Full Moon is at 1.57am View the calendar event
  3. The best time to see Mercury in the morning sky in many parts of the world, but unfortunately virtually on the horizon at sunrise from London latitudes. View the calendar event
  4. Prism Pro

    Hyperion Astronomy has not approached us but we we are re-evaluating our approach to software vendors developing and supporting their product at SGL so let us see how this runs out for now.
  5. This should be a good one. Moon visible throughout and at 57 degrees at the start. X and V should be on show. View the calendar event
  6. The peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower. Some meteors expected to be visible between 19th and 25th April. The Moon will be at First Quarter so will interfere in early evening. ZHR of around 10 from a dark site with the peak at 4am. View the calendar event
  7. The Moon is at First Quarter at 10.45pm View the calendar event
  8. The theme for the thirteenth challenge - April 2018 - is Lunar Close-ups! Start Date: 1st April 2018 End Date: 30th June 2018 Rules: This challenge is all about lunar closeups - we want to see lots of high magnification lunar details. Images, videos and sketches all welcome. Interesting compositions always get the judges attention! Prize: £100 of FLO gift vouchers to buy some goodies with! Kindly provided by our sponsors FLO and a virtual trophy for your signature. -- RULES All data must be captured and processed by you (no collaborative entries). Data must be captured during the challenge start & end dates. Multiple entries are allowed but please start a new topic for each entry. Multiple submissions of the same image, processed differently, will not be accepted. -- To enter please start a new topic with your image in the ‘Imaging Challenge #13 forum (each challenge will have it’s own). Please post as much information as possible - when it was taken, how it was captured and processed, etc. The info won't necessarily be used for judging but will help fellow SGLers looking to learn and improve their knowledge and technique.
  9. New Moon is at 2.57am View the calendar event
  10. Planetarium Show: Our Place in the Universe Sun 8 Apr / 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP It’s galaxy season! Join Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth as they explore our home address in the Universe. They will also present some interesting facts about other galaxies. Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm. Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880. View the calendar event
  11. The Moon is at Last Quarter at 8.17am View the calendar event
  12. Another early morning conjunction, the Moon will be 15 degrees above the horizon at 5am, with Saturn 4 degrees away and Mars 2.5 degrees from Saturn. A lovely binocular or naked eye sight. View the calendar event
  13. Another tricky low one, but certainly viewable. At 5am Mars will be 10 degrees above the horizon, with Saturn only 1 degree 17" away. Best seen with binoculars or naked eye, telescopic views will likely be poor due to the low altitude. View the calendar event
  14. Full Moon is at 1.36pm View the calendar event
  15. It's a cliche now but it does get harder every time - lots of awesome entries for this challenge but the winners are: NGC4565 by alan4908 The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1365) by MikeODay Ngc 1333 Star Forming Region by Allinthehead