Triple ConjunctionJupiter is upper left, Venus and the Moon are together lower right.
Llangiwg Star Trail, by Ian GlendenningAstronomical photography: Late night sessions taking 'star trails' and other shots around the church.
Orion Aside Llangiwg Tower, by Ian GlendenningOrion Aside Llangiwg Tower, by Ian Glendenning
Great Orion Nebula, by Ian Glendenning
Orion Nebula Trapezium, by Ian GlendenningThe Trapezium: four young hot bright stars that are the powerhouse of the nebula. The Orion Nebula's 'glittering jewels'.
Earthshine, by Ian Glendenning'The old moon in the new moon's arms'. Light is reflected from the earth onto the moon, and at the crescent phase this makes the moon's night side faintly visible.
Christmas Eve Halo, by Ian GlendenningOne of the many icy halos around the moon that appeared during late 2010
Sahara Desert Eclipse, by Ian GlendenningThe beautiful pearly white light of the sun's corona at total eclipse. Northern Sahara Desert, Libya, 29th March 2006.
Black on Black, by Ian GlendenningTotal solar eclipse: Ruya river, Zimbabwe, 21st June 2001
The Southern Cross, by Ian GlendenningThe constellation of Crux (The Southern Cross) taken from Fraser Island off the east coast of Australia, July 2000.
Charles' Wain: The Plough, by Ian GlendenningThe Seven Stars of the Plough, an older name for which is "King Charles' Wain".
The Moon, by Ian GlendenningOne sees, even in this simple photograph, just how desolate the lunar surface is; as strewn with craters and mountain ranges aside the smoother ancient lava flow maria regions.
Snow Moon, by Ian GlendenningSnow Moon: dominated by the bright impact crater Tycho (at the bottom of the Moon's disc) which at the time of Full Moon is fully illuminated to show bright streaks of ejecta running for 100s of km across the surface.
Altinak, by Ian GlendenningAltinak -Zeta Orionis - the easternmost and lowest of the 3 stars of Orion's Belt, with a surface temperature so high (~ 30,000 °C) that is is blue hot.
Betelgeux, by Ian GlendenningBetelgeuse - Alpha Orionis - the famous supergiant star in the left shoulder of Orion. Its surface temperature is much lower (~ 4000 °C) and is a vivid orange colour.
Transit of Venus, by Ian GlendenningThis is an off-beat (but rather subtle!) photograph of the transit of Venus on 8th June 2004. The Sun has been projected onto the paper and is at the centre. Venus is the tiny black dot in about the 10 o’ck position.