Thanks to everyone who came to Abriachan Forest on Saturday night. We had a fantastic opening event to kick off the 2021/22 Star Stories astronomy programme.
We enjoyed clear skies all evening and I was able to offer uninterrupted guiding of the whole night sky from north to south and east to west. Some of the highlights included:
– Views of Saturn and Jupiter low on the southern horizon, with telescopic views of Saturn’s majestic rings.
– A full power Milky Way glowing overhead from north to south with clear visibility of the dark lanes of obscuring galactic dust near the Cygnus Rift.
– Several bright meteors flashing past.
– The Pleiades open star cluster rising in the east followed by Taurus with the red giant Aldebaran.
– The Andromeda galaxy clearly visible naked eye and offering fantastic views in binoculars.
– Numerous bright stars and clusters.
Also a big thanks to the Abriachan team for the Bat walk + talk and Bat box workshop.
Tickets are now available for the next event on November 27th. Please follow my Highland Astronomy facebook page for the latest on tickets and events.
I managed a few pics at the end of the session inserted above (a little out of focus I’m afraid).