Astronomy & Star Trails – 8th January 2018

One of the most pleasing astronomy photos you can create are long exposure star trails, and they are always a real crowd pleaser. The huge bonus is that they are relatively easy to create, even with very basic equipment and some free software.

Mary McIntyre

I have had a passion for astronomy my entire life and I hope I can share that passion with you through this page. I am a passionate astrophotographer and my photos have appeared in local press and on local and national television. I am also a writer of astronomy articles and blogs and recently started writing for Sky at Night magazine.

In addition, I am a co-presenter of a radio show on a specialist astronomy radio station and have made several appearances on BBC Radio Oxford. This page contains a month by month guide to things you can see in the night sky from right here in Tackley, including times for passes of the International Space Station and Iridium satellite flares. It also contains links to a series of astronomy articles and blog posts that I’ve written.

You do not need any specialist equipment to enjoy looking at many things in the night sky. We have great skies here in Tackley, so I hope that I inspire you to go out and look up, and maybe even try some