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January 18th: : Summercourt

We have two short talks for you.  Noel will talking about Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and one of the most important discoveries in the history of astronomy. The second will be Mark with a short history of the Calendar. Image: By Smithsonian Institution/Science Service, restored by Adam Cuerden – Air and Space Museum online gallery, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=140704011


January 17th: : Tretherras School Newquay

We have another observing event for you. This time it’s organised by Tretherras School, Newquay and we have been asked to help out with a few scopes.The event is open to everyone (even if you don’t have a child at the the school ) and kicks off at 17:00 on 17 January.Click the link below for full location information: https://tretherras.net/contact-us/


Next Meeting: 4, January: Trevarrian

With all the new telescopes that have arrived over Christmas, we will be holding another evening where you can bring your new scope for some help and advice of setting it up. We have also received a number of requests on how to set up an equatorial mount for visual observing as well as some users whose go-to mounts are not pointing to targets as well as they expect, so we’ll help them troubleshoot…


Article: Winter skies: cool, clear and sparkly

Jupiter

At this time of the year many of us do not enjoy the short days and cold weather. But, these winter months can bring clear winter night skies and plenty of fascinating sights for stargazers and is an ideal time to observe the cosmos. Longer nights provide more opportunity to spot the celestial wonders overhead. Colder temperatures means that the atmosphere is a little more steady which improves visibility and provides better conditions for…


7, December 2023: Trevarrian

The next meeting of Kernow Astronomers is on Thursday 7, December at Trevarrian Holiday Park. Gather at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Tonight, we will be giving you an introduction to imaging Deep Sky, Planetary and Lunar targets and explaining the different challenges involved in each discipline. Barry, Dean and Nick will be covering their respective topics, showing best practice to give you a practical kickstart into the world of imaging. Why not come…


New Pixinsight Processing Workflows

We have two images for you today. Both were processed, by one of our members Dean – you’ve seen his work here before. The image is of two objects, one embedded within the other. The coloured clouds of dust and gas is IC410 a diffuse nebula being illuminated (ionised) by hot bright young stars and NGC1893, known as an open star cluster – basically a close grouping of stars at the centre of the…