BASIL 2024

BASIL April 2024

The front cover of BASIL shows the path of the partial solar eclipse on 8 April 2024, which will be visible from western parts of the UK. Observing highlights of the month include: 8 April: Small partial solar eclipse visible from western UK at sunset 11 April: Mars and Saturn in conjunction (am) 20 April: Jupiter and Uranus […]

BASIL March 2024

The front cover of BASIL shows images taken using the new BAS SeeStar S50 Smart APO telescope, by Darren Brown (BAS). Observing highlights of the month include: 2 March: Minor planet 3 Juno reaches opposition 13 March: Jupiter lies near a waxing crescent Moon (pm) 14 March: Waxing crescent Moon lies near the Pleiades (pm) 25 March: Penumbral lunar eclipse […]

BASIL February 2024

The front cover of BASIL shows images of the Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49) and the Tadpole Nebula (IC 410), taken by BAS member David Bennett. Observing highlights of the month include: 7 February: Dark skies for comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 14 & 15 February: Waxing crescent Moon near Jupiter (pm) 16 February: First quarter Moon south of the Pleiades […]

BASIL January 2024

The front cover of BASIL shows an image of M81, M82 and NGC 3077, taken by BAS member Jane Clark. Observing highlights of the month include: 1 January: Comet 144P/Kushida lies 2° south of Uranus 4 January: Quadrantid meteor shower peak (am) 7 January: Double shadow transit of Jupiter, from 02:09 UT until setting 18 January: Jupiter lies 2° […]

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