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The Astronomer

This is the home page of The Astronomer group, TA for short. We produce a magazine for the advanced amateur and our aim is to publish all observations of astronomical interest as soon as possible after they are made. The magazine has been published monthly since 1964 and subscribers are found all over the world. Back issues of magazines dating back to 1977 are available and early volumes of the magazine are gradually being made available on the NASA ADS page. We also provide a very comprehensive electronic circulars service to keep our members up to date. All of this is available for a modest subscription.

Submitting images: When submitting images to TA please send them as an e-mail attachment and please try to use the following filename format: object_yyyymmdd_hhmm_observer.jpg where object is the name of the object, yyyymmdd, hhmm is the date and time of the exposure (the hhmm field is optional) and observer is a unique observer code (say your initials). It is also a good idea to include details of the telescope, scale, orientation, camera, filter etc as annotation on the image.

Latest News

TA AGM 2014 - 50th Anniversary. The TA AGM took place on 2014 May 10 in conjunction with Basingtoke Astronomical Society. We were celebrating our 50th Anniversary and a special cake was baked for the occasion. This picture shows Guy Hurst cutting the cake with former secretary of TA, Peter York. You can read about our history here.

Possible meteor shower from Comet 209P/LINEAR. During the 2014 TA AGM in Basingstoke Tony Markam presented Rob McNaught's slides on this possible meteor shower. These are available in Powerpoint format here. David Asher also has a very good review on his webpage here.

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