A selection of solar system images from La Société Guernesiaise Astronomy Section, Guernsey.

All the pictures were taken in Guernsey, unless otherwise stated.

Click on the images for larger versions.

All images are Copyright © 1992-2015, and may ONLY be reproduced with permission.

 

THE MOON

 

 

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First Quarter Moon

2008 February 13

by Paul Gavey

 

Full moon copy cropped

Full Moon

2011 April 17

by Paul Gavey

 

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Third Quarter Moon

2007 August 05

by Paul Gavey

 

Thin Cresent copy

Crescent Moon

2008 February 09

by Paul Gavey

De La Rue crater - stacked webcam image - March 2012De La Rue crater - stacked webcam image - March 2012 - with outline

De La Rue crater (named after Guernseyman Warren De La Rue)

Webcam images stacked by Colin Gaudion

Click on right-hand image for crater outline

March 2012

 

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Moon CCD Mosaic

by Daniel Cave

1990s

 

MVC-033F

Moon detail

2001 August 10

by David Le Conte

 

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Moon detail

2001 August 10

by David Le Conte

 

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Moon detail

2005 August 28

by Paul Gavey

 

Ship Island Sky and Moon Rising over jethou

Moon rising over Jethou, with Island Sky

2007 August 29

by Paul Gavey

 

Full Moon Rising copy

Full Moon rising over sea

2010 June 26

by Paul Gavey

 

Full Moon over Castle Cornet (2) copy

Full Moon rising over Castle Cornet

2011 April 17

by Paul Gavey

 

park 085 copy adjusted and cropped

Moon with plane

2005 August 11

by Paul Gavey

 

Moon And Plane copy 

Moon with plane

2008 June 08

by Paul Gavey

 

Moon And Plane 2 copy adjusted

Moon with plane

2008 July 27

by Paul Gavey

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Moon detail

2012 May 01

by David Le Conte

 

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Moon with plane

2012 May 28

by Paul Gavey

 

 

 

 

 

LUNAR ECLIPSES

 

 

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Lunar eclipse

2004 October 27/28

by David Le Conte

 

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Lunar Eclipse

1996 April 3/4

by Daniel Cave

 

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Lunar eclipse

2004 May 04

by David Le Conte

 

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Lunar eclipse

2004 May 04

by David Le Conte

 

Eclipse 2007

Lunar eclipse sequence

2007 March 03/04

by Paul Gavey

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Sequence of 15 images of Lunar eclipse

2004 October 27/28

by David Le Conte (pdf file)

 

 

 

LUNAR OCCULTATIONS

 

 

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Occultation of Saturn

2007 May 22

by David Le Conte

 

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Occultation of Saturn

2007 May 22

by David Le Conte

 

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Occultation of Venus, with Jupiter

2008 December 01

by Paul Gavey

 

 

SOLAR ECLIPSES

 

 

Partial solar eclipse by David Le Conte

Partial solar eclipse

1996 October 12, Guernsey

by David Le Conte


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Diamond Ring

1998 February 28, Venezuela

by David Le Conte


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Solar Corona

1998 February 28, Venezuela

by David Le Conte

 

1999 Partial phase

Partial phase

1999 August 11, Alderney

by Anthony Le Conte

 

1999 third contact

Diamond Ring and Baily’s Beads

1999 August 11, Alderney

by Anthony Le Conte

 

Solar eclipse 2010-01-04 at 09.06 GMT

Partial solar eclipse

2011 January 04, Guernsey

by David Le Conte

 

 

TRANSIT OF VENUS

 

 

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The transit of Venus

2004 June 08

by David Le Conte

(sidereostat image)

 

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The transit of Venus

2004 June 08

by David Le Conte

(sidereostat image)

 

Venus Transit Projection onto card June 2004

The transit of Venus

2004 June 08

by Paul Gavey

(projected onto card)

 

 

COMETS

 


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Comet Hale-Bopp, 1997

by Daniel Cave


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Comet Hale Bopp, 1997

Tri-colour CCD image by Daniel Cave


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Comet Hale-Bopp

1997 March 28

Tri-colour CCD image by Daniel Cave

 

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Comet Hale-Bopp, 1997

by David Le Conte


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Comet Hale-Bopp and La Longue Rocque,

Guernsey, 1997

by David Le Conte


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Comet Hale Bopp

1997 March 28

by Daniel Cave


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Nucleus of Comet Hale Bopp, 1997

CCD image by Daniel Cave

 

Comet Holmes

Comet Holmes

2007 October 30

by David Le Conte

 

Comet Hartley

Comet Hartley

2010 October 10

by David Le Conte

 

Comet Lovejoy (C2013 R1)s

Comet Lovejoy (C2013 R1)

2013 December 09

by David Le Conte

 

Comet ISON 2013-11-13 

Comet ISON (C/2012 S1)

(in the glare of the Airport lights)

2013 November 13

by David Le Conte

 

Comet Lovejoy (C2014 Q2)

Comet Lovejoy (C2014 Q2)

2015 January 18

by Chris McKane

 

 

MARS

 


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Mars tri-colour CCD image

by Daniel Cave

 

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Mars tri-colour CCD image

by Daniel Cave



 

METEORS

 

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Draconid meteor

2011 October 08

by David Le Conte

 

Three Perseid meteors 2013-08-12

 

Three Perseid meteors

2013 August 12

by David Le Conte

 

JUPITER

 

IMG_9714 cropped

Jupiter

2005 June 07

by David Le Conte

 

Jupiter with Io shadow

Jupiter with shadow of Io

2010 October 10

by David Le Conte

 

 

Uranus and Jupiter - labelled

Jupiter with Uranus

2010 October 08

by David Le Conte

 

 

Jupiter with its four brightest moons

Jupiter with the Galilean moons

2011 September 27

from left: Io, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede

by David Le Conte

 

 

 

 

SATURN

 


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Saturn

1997 December 28

quad-colour CCD image, by Daniel Cave

 

Saturn

Saturn

2007 April 07

by Paul Gavey

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONJUNCTIONS

 

 

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Venus and Jupiter

2012 March 14

by David Le Conte

 

2012-03-26 Moon & Jupiter 

Moon and Venus

2012 March 26

by David Le Conte

 

2012-03-26 conjunction 

Moon, Venus and Jupiter

2012 March 26

by David Le Conte

Moon Venus & Stars copy

Venus, the Moon, and the Pleiades

2007 April 19

by Paul Gavey

 

 

IMG_0146 

Venus and the Pleiades

2012 April 02

by David Le Conte

 

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Moon, Venus and Jupiter

2008 December 01

by Paul Gavey

 

Moon, Venus and Jupiter

2015 June 19

by David Le Conte

Moon & Plieades copy

Moon and Pleiades

2007 April 19

by Paul Gavey

 

 

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