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Image of the Pacman Nebula in Cassiopeia obtained by R Homan
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Sun in Calcium Light
Image of Sun in Calcium Light, Wavelength 393.4nm. Showing the Chromosphere, 2000km above the Photosphere.  Courtesy Stephen Martin.                            

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Many amateur astronomers, at some point, want to take their hobby further
than hearing talks, reading books and occasionally visiting the observatory.

Several of our members undertake programmes of observation and usually
photograph objects from a telescope.

Recent huge advances in digital
photography make it possible to get quite stunning images using modest
To the left is only a small sample of the images our members have
taken with Solent Amateur Astronomy Society's equipment or their own.


The Whirlpool Galaxxy
Image of M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, by R Homan taken from Portugal.
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The Planet Saturn
Image of Saturn obtained from Wikepedia, NASA  & ESA,http://en.wikipedia.org/

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