OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory
Davagh Forest, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT79 8JH
Join the team from OM as they delve into the dark sky with our astronomer and explore galaxies, star clusters and lots more. During a new moon, the Moon is on the same side of the Earth as the Sun, so it will not be visible in the night sky. It’s the best time to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
We’ll use our Meade LX600 and high-end ZWO ASI2600MC camera system to image nebulae, star clusters and galaxies – and while the data is being gathered, we’ll do some eyepiece observing with our refractor telescopes. It is sure to be an enjoyable evening for all levels of astronomy enthusiasts.
Please note that this has already taken place on 14/10/2023
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory is organising this event
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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.
Sat 14th Oct
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