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WE ASKED: What was your big­gest astro­nom­i­cal achieve­ment in 2017?

Danny Sdso

Find­ing my favourite galaxy M51 the Whirlpool Galaxy for the first time (non Go-To mount) I love the thrill any­time I find a new DSO for the first time.

Andy Hearns

Manag­ing to pho­to­graph the eclipse from Car­bon­dale Illi­nois.

Al Higgs

Green fire­ball dur­ing the Per­seid me­teor shower this year.

Bren­dan Scoular

See­ing the to­tal so­lar eclipse just north of River­ton, Wy­oming. For 2017 this wins hands down!

Gor­don Ho­gan

Get­ting a close up shot of the ISS for the first time. Couldn’t get the smile off my face for a month!

Nikki Young

Cap­tur­ing Space X’s rocket boost­ers fall­ing away on cam­era as it roared over the UK, 3rd June this year, some 30 min­utes af­ter launch­ing in the US.

Ger­ard Mooney

Watch­ing an eclipse on an­other planet for the first time (and ac­tu­ally manag­ing to cap­ture the event with my phone’s cam­era!) Jupiter in April.

Paul Scott

Trav­el­ling to La Palma, Ca­nary Is­lands. Driv­ing in for­eign coun­try. Track­ing up the side of a moun­tain in the dark to cap­ture the Milky Way.

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