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Astrophotography is a special form of photography that (uniquely) reveals
objects that are invisible to the unaided eye - the distances within
our macrocosm are so vast that much of it can only be seen by means
of long exposure photographs. The camera, by accumulating light, helps
reveal mysteries of the universe that otherwise remain invisible. The
earth and all of its life forms evolved from the same elements that
gave light to these photographs - it is all part of our natural heritage.
HighlightsClick the thumbnails below to see large images
Image GalleryClick the thumbnails below to see contents of each section
NewsNew Images from March 2011 to February 2012:
Conjunction over Stonehenge
M65 M66 Galaxy Pair in Leo
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
M101 Pinwheel Galaxy
M1 - Crab Nebula
WitchHead Nebula IC2118
The River Kennet 2015 Calendar On Sale Now:
This 2015 Calendar features glorious scenes along the upper reaches of the River Kennet. Your purchase of this calendar will help to support ARK (Action for the River Kennet), a charity who do amazing work to preserve and enhance one of England's finest chalk streams.
Ramsbury Holy Cross Organ Restoration:
Please click this link to see a YouTube video of Part IV: Celebration
Open Skies 2012 - a special astronomical event for the Ramsbury community
Dark Skies - find out how you can help us see the stars
New article added: Astro-Physics AP 900GTO Mount - some experiences
Click here for the Astrocruise presentation to the Stratford Upon Avon AS, September 18, 2012 (PDF format)
Visit BBC Wiltshire to see their Astrocruise feature article and their Venus Transit feature
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Last updated: 6 December 2014