29th Oct 05 — NEW : The Imperial
Star — Alpha Centauri has now been added to Southern
Astronomical Delights. This article originally appeared in the
in four parts between July and October 1999. Much of the text and
figures have been update, with a number of important additions,
corrections, and some changes in the structure. The article is now
divided into nine separate pages. I hope you enjoy this new addition,
which still has another version to come i the next month or so.
29th Oct 05 — UPDATE : CSS file
and HTML I have changed the structure of the pages slightly with
a small changes in the HTML in identifying the main buttons. This has
reduced the pages a further 5% or so, making them even faster to
load. Also the sub-pages in articles now uses alternative gif files
instead gif and HTML. They now look like switches — vastly
improving the general overall site’s
22nd OCTOBER 2005
22nd Oct 05 — UPDATE : All the Planetary
Nebulae Pages have been update, with a few minor
corrections, some changes in the structure and additional material.
Change the new Doug Snyder Planetary pages, which are now at
19th Oct 05 — NEW : SATURN
Ephemeris Pages. Saturn ephemneris information for 2005 and for
2006 to 2010 now added. Both Ring dimensions and Central meridian
information (System III) is yet to be done.
07th Oct 05 — NEW : SATURN
Pages. This now joins the final set of Planet Pages. This is the
most extensive article yet which has to have placed in it some
additional material. Solar system information for 2006 to 2010 is yet
to be added along with Central meridian information. A dozen more
graphics are yet to be added, and the spacecraft details are needed
to be brought up to date in Part 7.
25th May 05 — NEW : JUPITER Pages.
also now joins the Planet Pages. Solar system information for 2006 to
2010 is added, but the Central meridian information, has yet to be
done. Also the Jovian Satellites text has to be be brought up to date
and images displayed.
25th May 05 — NEW : MARS Page.
now joins the Planet Pages, with only Jupiter and Saturn to go. Solar
System information for 2006 to 2010 is added, along with Central
meridian information. Two small graphics are yet to be added, and the
spacecraft details are needed to be brought up to date on first
22nd May 05 — NEW : SUN and EARTH
PAGES. This now joins all the Planetary Pages, with only Mars,
Jupiter and Saturn to go. Also the firt four minor planets of Ceres,
Juno, Vesta and Pallas for 2005 are to be posted. Both the Sun and
Earth have the respective ephemerides completed. Solar System
information for 2006 to 2010 yet to be added.
19th May 05 — NEW SOLAR SYSTEM
INDEX This joins all the Planetary Pages, including the Southern
Aurora Pages. Also cleaned up and updated the MAIN title page. The
Planets Page visible in the Index will be merged with the Solar
System Page once the readers are usee to them in the next month or
19th May 05 — NEW PLUTO page
added with general description and update.
18th May 05 — NEW NEPTUNE page
added with general description and update.
17th May 05 — NEW URANUS and
MERCURY pages added with general description and update.
15th May 05 — NEW —
AURORA AUSTRALIS PAGES
This includes a four NEW Pages on Aurora, that is divided into
general Information about the Southern Aurorae (Part 1), Colour (Part
2), observed Structural Appearances (Part 3), and information on
Southern Aurora seen from Sydney’s
latitude (Part 4). This latter part has some images taken by my good
friend Nick Loveday, which I tidied and image processed.
The Colour of Aurorae (Part 3) is only partly completed, but
will be updated in the next few weeks with some graphics and a more
There will be a revamp of my article entitled “The Mythology of
Goddess Eos/ Aurora”. This was lost some time ago and is quite
a good read in my opinion — even though it was not deemed as
really astronomical and rejected by an editor or two.
(Any Comments or suggestions, as usual, about this article are very
15th May 05 — Some problems with the
Internet connection. In the last week worked on another dozen pages
with some modifications to the older pages.
14th May 05 — Title change for the
MAIN Index Page, that now includes the French title version
“Plaisirs Astronomiques Méridionaux —
Southern Astronomical Delights. This is so my one or two French
readers may feel at home as well! Don’t
know if I will ever translate the whole lot as well into French
— depends on the readership! Bonne idée par
12th May 05 — GOOD NEWS!
The Historical Sydney Observatory articles have been approved to be
place on the Sydney Observatory Website by the powers that be. These
will be nicely be reconstructed with only minor modifications, and
quite useful for educational purposes. I will be doing another
project here, which will slow down some of the newer pages here.
1st May 05 — Updated INDEX
30th Apr 05 — NEW ARTICLE in
DOUBLE STAR NOTES PAGES entitled;
“Discrepancies In Double
The text here is a discussion that originally occurred
within the S33 Group. It discusses the differences
between double star catalogues — especially including
the WDS (Washington Double Star) Catalogue and its
changes seen with recent versions.
30th Apr 05 — Updated INDEX
27th Apr 05 — New Updated OPEN
26th Apr 05 — New Updated LINKS
and Dedication Pages
22nd Apr 05 — NEW INTRODUCTION to
Smyth’s “Sidereal Chromatics” entitled;
“COLOUR of DOUBLE
STARS : The APPLICATION of ADMIRAL SMYTH’s”SIDEREAL
CHROMATICS” the text gives a
biography of Admiral Smyth and some brief explanation of the whole
paper on star colours The text deals with the false assumptions about
colour and the spectral nature of stars — that was generally
unknown in Smyth’s day.
At the end
there are some additional modern day views of colour and some of its
This is a significant update of the previous version, but another
will follow in time that is more through in scope.
22nd Apr 05 — Added Planetary nebulae
“H-Beta (Hβ) and the Line Emissions from Planetary
22nd Apr 05 — Added Planetary Nebulae
Planetary Nebula and Evolution
22nd Apr 05 : Updated INDEX PAGE
21st Apr 05 : NEW — Added MOON
This contains a general description of the Moon for new observers and
Ephemeris for the Phases of the Moon (2005 to 2010)
21st Apr 05 — NEW Planetary Nebula
Page090.htm : Updated PLANETARY INDEX
for the Articles Below
Page091.htm : Updated information containing
general information on planetary nebulae and has a list of the Best
28 PNe for the entire sky.
Page092.htm : Updated article on the "Colour of
Planetary Nebulae", and has some useable charts to
divide PNe by colour.
20th Apr 05 — Updated DOUBLE STAR
Pages and Index
16th Apr 05 — Updated LINKS and
27th Mar 05 — Update on Open
27th Mar 05 — NEW "Best 100
21st Feb 05 — NEW Introduction
21st Feb 05 — Updated and New Section
17th Jan 05 — Mirror Site created at
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