Astronomy/Space links in Ireland & Northern Ireland

Buying a telescope

Be careful when buying a telescope, some "Companies" well known in Ireland seem to charge huge prices, see link here

Compare telescope prices in Ireland and England

And here

Although more reasonable prices can be got here

North Down Telescopes


Andromeda Optics

Most camera shops will make a killing over Christmas, most of these telescopes are useless, do not be tempted by comments like 500x magnification, low power is far better, you will be far better off buying a good pair of binoculars, seek advice from your local club

That does not have a vested interest in selling telescopes

Largest solar flare ever recorded. 4th November 2003 at 1904 This occured on the rim of the Sun and was not Earth directed

Event..X-28..Massive Solar flare

28th October 2003.The 3rd most powerful solar flares ever recorded erupted from giant sunspot 486 at approximately 1110 UT. The X17-category explosion caused a strong and ongoing solar radiation storm.

Event..X-17..Solar flare

29th October 2003 X10 solar flare at aproximately 20.37, another very big event, also earth directed

    Event..X-10..Solar flare Solar Flares

Telescope presentation to Rev Grattan Bannister with Valerie Canty & John O Neill at Schull recently



Current Solar Data (from NOAA)

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Recent visitor during observing sessions, partial to chips, milk, steak or chicken pieces and swiss rolls,

fox in my garden

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