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covering the Northern Yorkshire Dales

Reeth Informal Astronomy Group meeting 8th April 2019

The group met at Unit 14 Reeth Dales Centre at the summer time of 8.00 pm. We had a report from David Evans on the project to measure the darkness of the night sky in the Dales. We had been helping with readings from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale,  and were not surprised to hear that  although the skies around Reeth and Arkengarthdale were pretty dark, the darkest skies were from Low Row westwards. We also had a report-back and some pictures from Mike Walton’s workshop on astronomical image processing and an update on astronomy news including the recent discovery of a “Ghost” galaxy near our own Milky Way galaxy………

Part of the Milky Way as seen from Reeth on 9th October 2018.

Canon EOS 5D Mk II camera with Sigma 24mm lens.

(© M Walton)