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Moray's Astronomy Club, SIGMA

Next Meetings:

Friday 5th December

  • SIGMA's Christmas Quiz and Prize Draw

    A fun-filled evening with Chris Stradling's Christmas Quiz and Club Prize Draw (Members donate prizes, which are raffled at the end of the evening).  Members of your family and friends are welcome, just let me know if you are bringing a horde!

Friday 9th January 2015 - SIGMA LIVE at Lhanbryde CC - Public Event

  • SIGMA will host a public event at Lhanbryde CC with doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.  There will be a short talk, members and their telescopes, tea and biscuits, plus hopefully some observing (weather permitting).  Entry is free but donations accepted to defray costs.

All club members can also attend the meetings by the Highlands Astronomical Society (HAS).

Future meetings:

Not a Member?  Why not come along as the first meeting's free so you can 'try before you buy'.

Not sure where we meet? Follow this link to Birnie Village Hall where we meet, with doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.


Image(s) of the Moment:

Comet 2013 (Siding Spring) and Mars in Ophiuchus - Alan Tough

Taken using iTelescope T31 in Siding Spring, on the morning of the 19th October. At that time the comet was only 20.5' from dazzling Mars.

Comet 2013 (Siding Spring)

The original (larger) version is here.

The Teapot - Alan Tough

Taken at 44° in the Atlantic on 27th September.
It was taken with a Canon EOS 6D and 17-40mm L-series lens. Exposure was 5 Seconds @ f/4.6 and ISO-10000. (!)

Bill Leslie has annotated and animated the image, you should be able to see this by hovering over the image with your mouse.

The Teapot from the Atlantic

Alternatively you can see this with the notation but without the animation here.

More images from club members can be seen at the gallery.


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