Jan 21

Super Wolf Blood Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse 2019

Total Lunar Eclipses are fairly regular phenomena but the Total Lunar Eclipse 2019 was the last one for a few years. It occurred during a Supermoon at closest approach to the Earth, and the Moon in January is often called a “Wolf Moon”. A Total Lunar Eclipse is also called a “Blood Moon”. So this […]

Sep 21

Milky Way Photography

Milky Way photography is a blend of art and science, and image processing is difficult as cameras filter out the red light produced by hydrogen emissions. So we only capture a very limited amount of colour in the nebulae, and images need a lot of restoration to bring out faint colours and details hidden in […]

Oct 12

Scope Nights Astronomy Weather v2.5

Scope Nights 2.5 Now Available in the App Store New Features … Scope Nights 2.5 is a free update which includes iOS11 compatibility, support for older iOS9 devices, new features, performance improvements and bug fixes. NEW – iOS11 compatibility allowing Scope Nights to work on the latest devices. NEW – Backwards compatibility with older devices […]

May 10

Mercury Solar Transit 2016

Thought I’d post a few photos of the recent transit of Mercury across the Sun to show what can be done with a small telescope and a solar filter. Despite the wind buffeting the scope, I managed to capture a few sharp photos that show some surface detail. In hindsight I should have used my […]

Sep 28

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015 Despite being surrounded by light polluting street lights, I managed to capture a few photos of the supermoon lunar eclipse. From the end of totality to the receding earth shadow on the lunar surface. A supermoon occurs when a full moon or a new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes […]

Sep 15

Enabling Scope Nights Upgrades on Multiple iOS Devices

Enabling Scope Nights Upgrades On Multiple iOS Devices

A Scope Nights upgrade is what Apple calls an “in-app purchase”, which is a license that belongs to your iCloud account and enables you to activate extra content within apps, just as an iOS app purchase gives your iCloud account a license to use that app. The particular type that Scope Nights upgrades use is called a “non-consumable” in-app purchase, […]