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Manchester Astronomical Society
Established 1903
 
 

Projects

A selection of projects undertaken by members of the Society :

Lunar 100

Lunar 100

One of the biggest challenges - a complete coverage of the Lunar 100 sites
Moon Colour

The Moon's Colour?

A Project to investigate the subtle colours of the Moon surface
Solar System

Solar System Challenge

Society members aim to image all major objects in the solar system
Messier Marathon

Messier Marathon

Society members aim to image all the Messier objects within one year
StarFile 35

StarFile 35

A Teaching Aid to illustrate the night sky as seen from the UK,
by Kevin Kilburn. [NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE]
High Res Moon Imaging

High Res Moon

High Resolution Moon Imaging with a simple digital camera
by Kevin Kilburn

Projects

A selection of projects undertaken by members of the Society :

Exposure Calculator

Astronomical Exposure Calculator

Only needs card, glue & paper fastener
Tangent Arm Drive

Heavy Duty Tangent Arm Drive

A modified version of the Scotch Mount
by Kevin Kilburn
Scotch Mount

A Quartz Controlled Scotch Mount

Full construction details
Solarscope

MAS Solarscope

A 5" f11 Newtonian Telescope for solar observations which can be built for less than £50

Projects

A selection of projects undertaken by members of the Society :

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