It would have been unwise…

We decided to stay up a bit later than usual last night to catch a glimpse of C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) – hereto known after as Neowise, or Neo the Wise. Anyway, we sat and watched the sky change and the stars slowly appear, it became a little chilly so I grabbed a glass of whisky (I’ve got to consider my health after all ;-)). The horizon where Neo the Wise would be putting on its show was cloudy, the cloud gradually built up so we retreated inside. Scroll forward a…

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Stars and Fells

We had a run out last night to have a starlit drive through the Lakes, okay, I turned the headlights on when it became dark as driving by starlight was proving difficult πŸ˜‰ We did pause a couple of times, and I liked the look of the stars just starting to appear in the sky above Buttermere and Crummock (photo from halfway up Honister).   Then there was the stars above Blencathra…

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Yay!

I was half dozing last night, the fire was crackling and hissing as the logs slowly burned and I was pondering an early night. Then Julie pointed out there was an Aurora alert and quite a lot of talk on Twitter about it being a ‘good one’ πŸ˜‰ so I wandered outside expecting to see cloud – which is normal whenever there’s an Aurora alert. For once however the sky was fairly clear and I tried a couple of snaps from the lane, it looked interesting enough to bundle a…

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Stars & Planets

I set out this morning to take a couple of early photographs, it wasn’t too early to be out but it was cold. Still, I ended up getting carried away just a bit and decided to try for a panoramic of the stars & planets above the Eden Valley. There was the odd bit of cloud about but not enough to stop me trying, photographing the panoramic took only a few minutes, stitching it together was another matter πŸ˜‰ click on photograph above for larger version.

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