Astronomical Society of Haringey







Interesting shot of the Sun, showing several groups of sunspots that are present, January 2024

Taken using a Seestar S50 camera
(Seestar is one of the new type of
digital camera-telescope)

Photo : Dave Starling

Annular Solar Eclipse, 14 October 2023
Taken from New Mexico, USA

Upper left : setting up
Upper right : the Moon just after first encounter
Middle left : the eclipse just approaching maximum using the projection method
Middle right : direct through the camera, using solar filters
Left : the location was appropriately Los Lunas, around 12 miles south of Albuquerque, NM

Photos : Mat Irvine

Orion Andromeda
Cygnus Wall


Top left - The Orion Nebula

Top right - The Andromeda Galaxy

Left - The Cygnus Wall

Photos : Keith Pritchard
Some amazing shots using the Stellina telescope



July 2020

Photo : Mat Irvine


Moon, Mercury and Venus

24 May 2020

Photo : Mat Irvine

Lunar Eclipse 27th July 2018
- just as totality ends,
the shadow of the Earth can be seen to be just leaving on the left


As seen from Greece

Photo : Jim Webb

Moon-Mars JW

Lunar Eclipse 27th July 2018
with Mars lower right

as seen from Cyprus


Photo : Kyri Voskou

A 3-day old Moon and a very low down Venus
19th March 2018

photo : Mat Irvine


BELOW : Wednesday 31st January 2018 saw the Full Moon achieving three things!

1) It was a Supermoon in that it is at perigee, its closest approach to the Earth
2) It was a 'Blue Moon' in that it is the second Full Moon in a calendar month
3) It was in eclipse - BUT visible only from western North America, some parts of Asia and Australasia

The Moon appeared about 14% larger, and 30% brighter, but this is only relative, and it's difficult to really spot any differences

Lunar Eclipse


same time as the Supermoon, 31st January 2018

photographed from San Francisco, California

photo : Jim Webb, via a cell phone camera



SUPERMOONS : January 2018

right : as of the beginning of the month

top left and right : as of the end

photos : Mat Irvine



photo : Wayne Johnson

during most of Monday 16th October 2017 - due to the weather.
The reddish tinge was due to dust whipped up by (the remains of) Hurricane Ophelia hitting the British Isles, possibly added to by the fires in Portugal.
It looked more like the Moon during a Lunar eclipse!

photo : Mat Irvine

Sun- weather
Solar Eclipse


21st August 2017

as shot from the United States

Above left from Illinois : Apostolos Filis

Above right and left from Nebraska : Mat Irvine

For more details
see the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of 2002

[seen top right]

3rd February 2017


photo : Apostolos Filis


Conjunction of the young crescent Moon and Venus

3rd December 2016

photo: Mat Irvine


TRANSIT of MERCURY : 9th May 2016

Above left - image taken at 15.07hrs. Mercury is the small dot lower left. A large sunpot group can be seen centre right.

photo : Mat Irvine, taken by the projection method (right)

Above right, image taken at 13.37hrs (time stamp is UTC), Mercury can just be made out around the
9 o'clock position

photo : Dave Starling
taken through a 135mm lens with Sun filters

Jupiter-Venus 1st

Venus (the brighter) and Jupiter as photographed 1st July 2015, one day past their closest approach.


photo : Jim Webb

Venus, the lower and brighter, and Jupiter at their closest approach 30th June 2015.

At this point they are about 20 arc minutes apart, which 1/3 degree, and to give some indication of scale, the full Moon is 1/2 degree in dimameter.

photo : Mat Irvine

Venus_Jupiter 30th

Jupiter and Venus, forming a triangle with the crescent Moon on 20th June 2015


photo : Dave Starling

The Moon photographed using the camera in a cell phone


photo : Jim Webb

Solar Partial 2015

Maximium Partial Solar Eclipse as seen from the UK 20th March 2015


photo : Tony Goddard

Almost midway for the Annular Eclipse of the Sun, May 2012

This was taken in Arizona 18.35 20th May 2012, local time, which was 02.35 21st UTC

photo : Mat Irvine

For more details see the June 2012 issue of 2002

Solar Annular 2012
2012 Transit of Venus

Above : the final stages of the 2012 Transit of Venus from the UK, 6th June. 05.35 BST (04.35 UT)

Venus is just visible as a small dot at about the 1 o'clock position

photo : Mat Irvine

For more details see the June 2012 issue of 2002

Right: How to view the Sun safely - the projection method, here following the progress of the Total Solar Eclipse of 2006, taken from Turkey.

A 2in / 50mm refractor used to project the image onto a screen.

Below: Totality - the photo on the right shows why this part is called 'The Diamond Ring Effect'!

photos : Mat Irvine

Projecting the image
Total Eclipse 2006 Total Ecipse 2006


photographed in 1997

photo : Mat Irvine



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