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30 May 2009: Site launched. 2 June 2009: Added 2-6-09 image of Noctilucent Cloud; composite image 2006 Total Solar Eclipse. 6 June 2009: Added page for Annular and Partial Solar Eclipses. 8 June 2009: Added image of Comet Hyakutake (in 1996); three film images of the October 2003 aurora. 9 June 2009: Added moon page. 14 June 2009: Added artificial satellite page. 26 June 2009: Added image of Comet LONEOS C/2007 F1 (in 2007); image of lunar crater Clavius. 28 July 2009: Added image and notes of the 2009 Total Solar Eclipse. 8 Oct 2009: Added image of Prominences on sun on 8 Oct 2009. 19 Dec 2009: Added image of Sunspots on sun on 19 Dec 2009. 21 Dec 2009: Added image of Neptune in the telescopic same field as Jupiter on 21 Dec 2009. 23 Dec 2009: Added image the blank Sun on 23 Dec 2009. 29 Dec 2009: Added image of the Crescent Moon taken on 21 Dec 2009. 31 Dec 2009: Added image of Partial Lunar Eclipse on 31 Dec 2009. 9 Jan 2010: Added image of Penumbral phase of the Lunar Eclipse of 31 Dec 2009. 9 Feb 2010: Added image of Sun with a string of spots on 8 Feb 2010. 27 Mar 2010: Added image of Sun with sunspot group (27 Mar 2010). 30 Mar 2010: Added image of Venus and Mercury(27 Mar 2010). 8 Apr 2010: Added image of Venus and Mercury(7 Apr 2010). 16 Apr 2010: Added image of Moon, Venus and Mercury(15 Apr 2010). 14 Jun 2010: Added image of Noctilucent Cloud (taken on previous night). 19 Jul 2010: Now hosted in a new site with a domain name: 'http://www.variablestarnights.net'. My previous site http://homepage.eircom.net/~vsn no longer exists. 19 Jul 2010: Added images of the 11 July 2010 Total Solar Eclipse; lunar eclipse of 26 June 2010 and Green Flash 10 July 2010.. 30 Sep 2010: Added image of Comet 103P/Hartley taken on 29 Sep 2010. 8 Oct 2010: Added image of Comet 103P/Hartley taken on 6 Oct 2010. 19 Oct 2010: Added image of Mira taken on 16 Oct 2010. 22 Oct 2010: Added image of Comet 103P/Hartley taken on 20 Oct 2010. 15 Nov 2010: Added image of Sun with sunspot groups (same date). 18 Nov 2010: Added link to IAS's almanac Sky-High; added Skype image of Venus. 12 Dec 2010: Added image of Sun with two sunspots (same date). 21 Dec 2010: Added two images of total lunar eclipse (same date). 3 Jan 2011: Added image of conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus (same date). 18 Jan 2011: Added image of SS Cygni (previous night). 15 Feb 2011: Added image of sun with sunspot group (of 14 Feb 2011). 19 Feb 2011: Added image of sun with sunspot groups (same date). 15 Mar 2011: Added image of conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury (same date). 29 Apr 2011: Armagh Observatory added to 'Observatories visited'. 4 Jun 2011: Added image of SN 2011dh (in M51). 28 Jul 2011: Added solar image (same date). 2 Aug 2011: Added images of Comet 2009/P1 Garradd, Vesta, Neptune and Uranus/Themis (of 31 July 2011). 3 Aug 2011: Added solar image (same date). 31 Aug 2011: Added image of SN 2011fe (in M101). 2 Sep 2011: Added solar image (of 1 Sep 2011). 3 Sep 2011: Added recent images of Comet 2009/P1 Garradd; updated image 7 Dec 2011. 14 Sep 2011: Added image of 1036 Ganymed. 17 Sep 2011: Added image of 192 Nausikaa (same date). 19 Sep 2011: Added images of 30558 Jamesoconnor. 22 Sep 2011: Added images of SN 2011fe in M101 (of 17 Sep 2011) and Comet 2009/P1 Garradd (of 19 Sep 2011). 28 Sep 2011: Added solar image (of 27 Sep 2011). 9 Nov 2011: Added solar images (5&6 Nov 2011); Added image of asteroid 2005 YU55 (same date; updated image 4 Dec 2011). 13 Jan 2012: Started page on building our backyard observatory. 26 Jan 2012: Added image of 433 Eros (of 19 Jan 2012). 10 Feb 2012: Added images of Comet 2009/P1 Garradd/M92 conjunction (of 5 Feb 2012); solar image (of 24 Jan 2012); Venus & Uranus in same telescopic field (of 9 Feb 2012). 24 Feb 2012: Added image of flare from an Iridium satellite (of 20 Feb 2012). 29 Feb 2012: Added image of Jupiter, Venus and the Moon (of 26 Feb 2012). 5 Mar 2012: Added solar image (same date). 6 Mar 2012: Added image of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury (of 4 Mar 2012); solar image (same date). 7 Mar 2012: Added solar image (same date). 9 Mar 2012: Added image of aurora (same date). 15 Mar 2012: Added image of Jupiter and Venus in conjunction (of 13 Mar 2012). 27 Mar 2012: Added image of Jupiter, Venus, M45 and Hyades (of 21 Mar 2012). 3 Apr 2012: Added image of Venus on outskirts of M45 (same date). 29 May 2012: Added two images of the 20 May 2012 Annular Eclipse. 31 May 2012: Added mosaic of the 20 May 2012 Annular Eclipse. 6 Jun 2012: Added image of 2012 Transit of Venus (another added 7 Jun 2012). 15 Jul 2012: Added image of Jupiter, Venus, the Moon and Aldebaran (same date). 18 Jul 2012: Observatory reached 'completed' stage. 4 Aug 2012: Added image of Comet LINEAR C/2011 F1 taken on 22 July 2012. 31 Aug 2012: Mt Wilson Observatory added to 'Observatories visited'. 20 Sep 2012: Added image of asteroid 71 Niobe. 21 Oct 2012: added image of Uranus and 44 Psc very close conjunction on 23 Sep 2012. 30 Oct 2012: Added another image of the 20 May 2012 Annular Eclipse. 4 Nov 2012: Started page on Star Parties attended. 23 Nov 2012: Added image of 2012 Total Solar Eclipse. 26 Nov 2012: Added a composite image of 2012 Total Solar Eclipse. 9 Dec 2012: Added image of Jupiter (in new Planet Section). 23 Dec 2012: Added image of the LMC (taken in Nov 2012). 13 Mar 2013: Added image of Comet 2011 L4 PanSTARRS (same date). 1 Apr 2013: Added image of Comet 2011 L4 PanSTARRS (of 31 Mar 2013). 4 Apr 2013: Added image of Comet 2011 L4 PanSTARRS near M31 (of 3 Apr 2013). 6 Apr 2013: Added image of Comet 2011 L4 PanSTARRS (of 5 Apr 2013). 30 May 2013: Added image of Venus, Jupiter & Mercury low in evening sky (29 May 2013). 8 Jun 2013: Added image of Notilucent Cloud (same date). 16 Aug 2013: Added image of Nova Delphini 2013 (same date). 6 Oct 2013: Cleaned up style of the home page. 19 Oct 2013: Added images of during & after penumbral lunar eclipse (18-19 Oct 2013). 7 Nov 2013: Added image of Comet Lovejoy 2013 R1 (same date). 9 Nov 2013: Added image of Comet ISON 2012 S1 (of 7 Nov 2013). 23 Jan 2014: Added image of SN2014J in M82 (same date). 30 Jan 2014: Added image of Himalia (same date). 8 Feb 2014: Added image of SN2014J in M82 (of 30 Jan 2014). 5 Mar 2014: Added image of Comet 2012 K1 PanSTARRS (of 4 Mar 2014). 17 Mar 2014: Added image of Comet 2012 X1 LINEAR (of 16 Mar 2014). 23 Mar 2014: Added image of Makemake (of 21 Mar 2014). 26 Mar 2014: Added image of Ceres, Vesta & Mars (of 25 Mar 2014). 17 Apr 2014: Nice Observatory added to 'Observatories visited'. 8 May 2014: Added image of Comet 2012 K1 PanSTARRS (of 7 May 2014). 20 May 2014: Added image of Comet 2012 K1 PanSTARRS (of 18 May 2014). 7 Jul 2014: Added image of Ceres & Vesta conjunction (same date). 11 Aug 2014: Added image of Pluto (of 22 Jun 2014). 18 Aug 2014: Added image of Venus & Jupiter conjunction (same date). 19 Aug 2014: Added image of Venus & Jupiter conjunction (same date). 23 Aug 2014: Added image of Comet 2012 E2 Jacques (of 5 Aug 2014). 19 Oct 2014: Added image of Comet 2012 K1 PanSTARRS (of 28 Sep 2014). 24 Oct 2014: Added image of Sun with large sunspot (of 23 Oct 2014). 25 Oct 2014: Added image of Sun with large sunspot (of 24 Oct 2014). 10 Jan 2015: Added image of Comet Lovejoy 2014 Q2 (same date). 11 Jan 2015: Added image of Mercury & Venus approach (of 9 Jan 2015). 14 Jan 2015: Added image of Comet Lovejoy 2014 Q2 (same date). 24 Jan 2015: Added image of Comet Lovejoy 2014 Q2 (of 20 Jan 2015). 20 Mar 2015: Added images of Partial Solar Eclipse (same date). 2 May 2015: Added image of Sun (of 21 Apr 2015). 18 May 2015: Added image of 1143 Odysseus (of 24 Mar 2014). 20 May 2015: Added image of Zodiacal Light (of 13-14 May 2015); McDonald Observatory and Daniel added to 'Observatories visited'. 22 May 2015: Texas Star Party added to 'Star Parties attended'. 27 Aug 2015: Added image of aurora (same date). 28 Sep 2015: Added images of Total Lunar Eclipse (same date). 23 Oct 2015: Added image of Planet Gathering (same date). 28 Oct 2015: Added images of Planet Gathering (same date and 10 Oct 2015). 31 Oct 2015: added animation of NEA 2015 TB145 (same date). 14 Jan 2016: Added image of Comet Catalina 2013 US10 (of 11 Jan 2016). 5 Apr 2016: Added image of Comet 252P/LINEAR (same date). 9 May 2016: Added image of the Transit of Mercury (same date). 11 May 2016: Added image of Neptune with Triton (of 5 Sep 2014). 25 May 2016: Added image of Sun (of 24 May 2016). 3 Jun 2016: Added image of Notilucent Cloud (same date). 23 Jun 2016: Added image of Notilucent Cloud (same date). 6 Jul 2016: Added image of the Spotless Sun (of 3 Jul 2016). 2 Sep 2016: Added image of 433 Eros, near M2 (of 30 Aug 2016). 8 Oct 2016: Added (first) image of Icelandic Aurora (of 29 Sep 2016). 11 Oct 2016: Added an image of Icelandic Aurora (of 29 Sep 2016). 3 Jan 2017: Added an extra image (1/15 s) of the 1998 Total Solar Eclipse. 11 Feb 2017: Added image of Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (same date). 20 Apr 2017: Sydney Observatory added to 'Observatories visited'. 17 May 2017: Added image of Comet Johnson 2015 V2 (of 16 May 2017). 26 May 2017: Added image of Total Solar Eclipse stack, of shorter exposures (from 2012). 19 Sep 2017: Added images of Total Solar Eclipse (of 2017). 21 Sep 2017: Added composite image of Total Solar Eclipse (of 2017). 28 Sep 2017: Yerkes Observatory added to 'Observatories visited'. 6 Oct 2017: Added a redo of the composite image of Total Solar Eclipse (of 2017).
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