Author Archives: Michael Hilton

Back to the Skies

While everyone is viewing the comet Neowise, don’t forget we currently have great views of Jupiter (above) and Saturn (below). I took the photo of Jupiter and its four largest moons while waiting for Neowise to appear out of the … Continue reading

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Cyanotypes

During the enforced stay at home we have had a long spell of amazingly sunny days, ideal for creating cyanotypes. I have posted a few on this website over the last year but this has been a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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Just in Time

The most recent full moon didn’t appear on the horizon because of clouds but did climb over them after some minutes and looked very nice with some orangey wisps of cloud around it. This is still quite close to the … Continue reading

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Summer Skies

The skies are still the main theme here as we’re still stuck at home. It’s been a bit more cloudy recently but there are still clear evenings. This is a star trail of about 2 hours in total. Could have … Continue reading

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New Moon

It’s not long since I was photographing the full moon (see the last-but-one previous post) but now we have a new moon. Well almost; the newest of new moons coincided with a cloudy day, so this is the day old … Continue reading

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A Colourful Sky

This is last night’s very clear sky – but as seen through an out-of-focus camera. First of all I have to say it’s based on an award-winning picture by Steve Brown; all credit to him for thinking of the idea. … Continue reading

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Full Moon

This is yesterday’s full moon. And it’s got other names too! Like “supermoon” because it’s about 7% larger than an average full moon. And “pink moon” in folklore; but something to do with pink flora rather than the colour of … Continue reading

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Who Stole the ISS?

Last night was supposed to be the last night (!) the ISS was visible from these parts. And it was a clear evening. But where was it? Not visible to me. I hope it’s still up there somewhere! As a … Continue reading

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While It’s There

At the moment the ISS is very prominent in the UK’s skies. This is 2 minutes’ worth of the ISS tracking across the sky last night. Not a great picture but you can certainly see it. Also the bright blob … Continue reading

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The Only Way is Up

At the moment we’re all stuck at home so photographic opportunities are limited. But you can look at and even photograph things miles away if you (as is becoming a theme in these posts) look upwards. Here are some pictures … Continue reading

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