|Help and Advice|
|Giving long exposures on a digital camera|
|Photographing star trails|
|Viewing the ISS (and other satellites)|
|Using a mirror to view a partial eclipse|
|Choosing a Telescope|
|Tips when projecting the Sun|
|Starting to Use Your Telescope|
|Imaging with a DSLR through the telescope|
|Buying a telescope for a child|
|Photographing a partial eclipse|
(This report has been compiled from the SPA Forum entry posted by Alastair McBeath).
Here is a summary of fireballs reported to the SPA from the British Isles and nearby from 2011 October. Note that identified Draconid and Orionid fireballs near their respective maxima on October 8 and around the 21st are deliberately excluded.
* October 22-23 brought a magnitude -4 event at 17:28 UT for a lucky witness in Hertfordshire at a public star-party. Sadly, nobody else there was looking in the right place at the key moment.
* Around 06:00 UT on October 23-24, a bright fireball was reported from London.
* Two sightings of another bright fireball were received from later on October 23-24, each timed to within a minute of 18:41 UT, from London and Hove. A short note featuring one can be found on the SPA's Observing Forum at:
All additional sightings of these or other fireballs (meteors of magnitude -3 and brighter) would be welcomed by the Section.
Advice on what to record and where to report to can be found at :
Added by: Tony Markham