Bristol Astronomical Society Telescope Surgery

Bristol Astronomical Society Telescope Surgery

Friday 13th October 2023 from 19:15pm to 21:00pm

Bristol Photographic Society
Station Road, Bristol, Avon, BS6 5EE

Following a short talk on the pros and cons of various telescopes, visitors who have brought them along will be given practical help on how to set them up and use them. Then, if the weather is clear, there will be an opportunity to take telescopes to our observatory in Failand and use them under the guidance of BAS members.

Please note that this has already taken place on 13/10/2023


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Bristol Astronomical Society

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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