Vesta and Ceres meet in the sky…

Saturday night Stella and I headed up to Helsington Church to try and catch two asteroids (well, strictly speaking one asteroid and one “dwarf planet”) meeting in the evening sky. EAS Treasurer Simon White was already there, set up with his telescope and camera gear, and we had to wait a while for the sky to darken enough to track down our prey, but eventually we did…

ceres vesta wide s

vesta ceres wide s

ceres vesta july 5 2014

Not very dramatic, I know, but a shot I really wanted to take 🙂

I also tried some shots of the Milky Way, but the light pollution from Lancaster ruined the effect… really can’t wait to get to a proper dark sky again…

m way ss

One thought on “Vesta and Ceres meet in the sky…

  1. That’s a fine trio of photos Stuart, of an event that last occurred before telescopes had been invented, so never seen before.

    Wasn’t it great to be out under clear skies, even to the West where it was never darker than twilight? Looking forward to longer nights…

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