CADAS December 2016
A bitter- sweet meeting.
This meeting was tinged with sadness following the sudden unexpected recent death of our Secretary and good friend Mike Holland. Mike was a founder member of CADAS. A minutes’ silence was held to remember Mike and his family. Mike will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Bob Mizon ‘s ‘object of the month’ was beta Tauri on the border of Auriga and Taurus in the direction of the galactic anticentre and also known as Al Nath (or the various other variations of that name).
Pete Adshed shared some of his trials and tribulations of imaging without an observatory on freezing nights. However he also demonstrated how he found objects using setting circles and with the help of the software nova.astrometry.net and shared some of his excellent results.
The quality of Bill Reed’s images continues to improve and impress. His latest Christmas Tree, Horsehead and Orion Nebulae were superb as was the Andromeda Galaxy he ‘just shot whilst waiting for Orion to get high enough’.
Arthur Davis concentrated on Cancer as his ‘constellation of the month’, identifying the clusters M44 and M67 as excellent binocular objects to view. He also identified Ceres as an object to observe.
We then broke for festive eats and drinks and what a lot there was to eat and drink! Thanks to everyone for contributing and especially those who cooked and baked. It was quite a spread and it was nice to have the extra time to chat amongst ourselves.
Very many thanks to Lorna for producing our brilliant CADAS calendar for 2017. If you are a member and haven’t collected yours (free), please see Bud at the next meeting.
The meeting ended with Annabelle giving a short talk on Georges Remi (Hergé)
Next month on January 18th we have members short talks on ‘Celestial motion’. We need you to come up with a quick five to 10 minute chat about movement ‘out there’.