BASIL November 2023

The front cover of BASIL shows the ‘COME STARGAZING with the Bristol Astronomical Society’ invitation for public observing sessions, with the scheduled dates in November. Observing highlights of the month include: 3 Nov – Jupiter reaches opposition.  9 Nov – a rare daylight lunar occultation of Venus (see p18). 10 Nov – excellent transit of […]

BASIL November 2022

The front cover of BASIL shows an image of the recent (25 October 2022) partial solar eclipse, taken by David Bennett (BAS) at the Cyril Swindin Observatory in Failand. Predicted solar activity, solar cycle progression, planetary observing notes, finder charts and rise / set times are reported for November. Solar activity continues to increase with […]

BASIL November 2021

The front cover of BASIL is a photo of the BAS Failand Observatory, showing the recent refurbishment of the 18-inch NGT telescope roll-off shed (also see page 28). Solar activity continues to be slightly higher than predicted values for this stage of the solar cycle – see pages 4 to 5. November provides good opportunities […]

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