Saturn from McMurdoston


Amongst many interesting and highly energetic guests recently (two of whom were well on their way to John O’Groats from Land’s End by bike), we were lucky enough to have an amateur astronomer staying in Swallow Cottage last Friday. Apparently on this day there was the best possible chance of seeing the rings of Saturn – not something I’d ever expected to be privileged to witness. However, sometime around midnight I tip-toed out into the darkness, where John had his enormous telescope set up in the garden (pointing South-ish), peered in… and ta-dah… they were were, clear as a bell, the rings of Saturn. I was impressed. John was delighted!

Here is the link to John’s website where you can see his photos for yourself. I can back him up fully on his claim that the reality through the lens was even better.