|Help and Advice|
|Transit of Mercury 2016|
|Giving long exposures on a digital camera|
|Photographing star trails|
|Predicting the ISS and other satellites|
|Using a mirror to view a partial eclipse|
|Simple Guide to Viewing the Space Station|
|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|
Here are predictions for the most favourably timed eclipses from the UK during November and December:
Times are in UT (same as GMT).
Remember that these times are only approximate. Observed mid eclipse times can sometimes differ from predictions by half an hour or more.
Eclipses last 4.8h, with most of the brightness changes taking place during the middle 3 hours. The times shown below are for the mid-point of the eclipses
Nov: 3d 20:40 , 9d 20:05 , 15d 19:35 , 17d 00:10 , 21d 19:00 , 22d 23:40 , 27d 18:25 , 28d 23:05.
Dec: 3d 17:50 , 4d 22:30 , 9d 17:15 , 10d 21:55 , 16d 21:20 , 22d 20:50 , 28d 20:15 , 30d 00:55.
Eclipses last for approx 9 hours. The times shown below are for the eclipse mid-point. Eclipses are total, so there is a period of constant brightness around the middle of the eclipse.
Unfortunately, as can be seen below, primary eclipses during November and December will not be occurring at a convenient time of night.
Nov: 5d 03:10 , 10d 02:50 , 15d 02:30 , 20d 02:10 , 25d 01:50 , 30d 01:30.
Dec: 5d 01:10 , 10d 00:50 , 15d 00:30 , 20d 00:10 , 24d 23:50 , 29d 23:30.
U Coronae Borealis
Eclipses last for approx 12 hours. The times shown below are for the eclipse mid-point.
With Corona Borealis sinking towards the evening twilight and only rcently emerged from the morning twilight, opportunities for seeing U CrB in eclipse will be rather limitd.
Nov 29d 18:20
Dec 3d 05:10 , 10d 02:55.
Both the deeper primary eclipse and less deep secondary eclipse can be followed visually. There is no period of constant brightness between eclipses.
Primary: Nov 6-7 , 19-20 , Dec 2-3 , 15-16 , 28-29.
Secondary: Nov 12-13 , 25-26 , Dec 8-9 , 21-22.
beta Persei (Algol)
Eclipses last for approx 10 hours. The times shown below are for the eclipse mid-point. Eclipses are total, so there is a period of constant brightness around the middle of the eclipse.
Nov 9d 00:45 , 11d 21:30 , 14d 18:20
Dec 1d 23:15 , 4d 20:00 , 22d 00:55 , 24d 21:45 , 27d 18:30
Added by: Tracie Heywood