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BASIL June 2023

The front cover of BASIL shows an image of the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101) with supernova (SN) 2023ixf taken recently by BAS member Jane Clark.  Jane’s M101 image and acquisition details were featured in the ‘Sky at Night’ magazine, along with a similar image taken by BAS member Chris Lee (Amateur astrophotographers capture bright supernova in […]

BASIL June 2022

The front cover of BASIL shows an image of the bright star Arcturus (Alpha Boötis), which is well placed for observing in June. Solar cycle progression shows a marked upward trend in sunspot numbers over the year – predicted numbers are given for the next 12 months, as solar activity is forecast to increase. Planetary […]

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