Photo Gallery

Imaging and the Universe

Welcome to the Swindon Stargazers image gallery!

We are very pleased to be able to display photographs on this website by members and amatuer astronomers from around the Swindon area. What stikes us about all the photographs is their incredible imagery and sophistication, especially when compared to the magnificent pictures that have been published from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

You can see instantly from all the images that a huge amount of work and expertise, as well as unending patience has gone into producing these images. We are sincerely thankful that we have such talented people in this area who are willing for us to show to members what can be seen, and more importantly what can be achieved by the amatuer astronomer and photographer!

It is planned that the images here will be a showcase with individual astro-photographers having their own page. Also, you will find that many astro-photographers already have their own websites, and that when we showcase some of these images, we will supply a direct link to their websites so that you can explore these incredible images in more detail.

Please note that all the images in these pages are the copyright of the owner named, and may not be reproduced by anyone without the express permission of the copyright owner. All rights reserved.

If you would like to display images on this website, please contact the website administrator HERE

Rob Slack - Exploring the Solar System

Various images of Saturn, Venus, Solar eclipse in August 2008 and most recently some images taken of the Moon. A number of images of Saturn were taken over the last 3 years and it is interesting to see the rings closing up. Included in Rob's images are two of the eclipse which took place on the 1st of August 2008. It was only partial from the UK. Venus is also included and was taken a couple of years ago, but reflects exactly as it has been seen more recently in Swindon. And then there is an amazing image of the crater Copernicus, and its smaller companion Reinhold, imaged June 2009.
Sylvia Pilot - The Transit of Venus 2004

Sylvia Pilot, a keen member of Swindon Stargazers since its inception, took this fantastic picture of the transit of Venus back in 2004.

On the 8th of June, between 5.19 UT (6.19 BST) and 11.23 UT (12.23 BST), Venus passed between the Sun and the Earth. The last time this happened was on 6th December 1882. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours (the transit of 2004 lasted six hours)

Rob Slack - Solar Eclipse Spain 2005
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