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COCKFIELD OBSERVATORY

The English village of Cockfield, in Suffolk, is home to a numbered IAU facility (International Astronomical Union Observatory 480) operated by myself: the dedicated UK amateur astronomer and astronomy author Martin Mobberley.

I am a former BAA President and Goodacre medallist. In 1997 the IAU officially named asteroid 7239 as 'Mobberley' in recognition of my services to amateur astronomy.

I have completed 12 astronomy books; 9 for Springer, as well as 3 children's space books. Two of the Springer titles are available in Italian. My 8th Springer book, 'Hunting and Imaging Comets', was published in Oct 2010.

In 2013 I completed the 9th book for Springer, namely my biography of Sir Patrick Moore. This was published in August 2013 after 11 years of work on the project.

Biography of Sir Patrick Moore

Biography of Patrick on Amazon UK

Biography of Patrick Cover Image

BAA Journal review of my Patrick Moore biog by Dr Simon Mitton (the biographer of Sir Fred Hoyle)

For details of my research into the astronomy of the comedian Will Hay, who discovered the 1933 white spot on Saturn, please click the link below.

Will Hay research with Ken Goward

My observatory is devoted to obtaining high quality images of an unusually diverse variety of astronomical objects. My prime imaging targets in recent years have been comets, but I also capture supernovae, gamma-ray bursters, novae, asteroids, planets, deep sky objects, unusual variable stars & cataclysmic variables, meteor storms and total solar eclipses!

Some of my results, as a team member of the BAA and TA organisations, have led to mentions on professional IAU circulars.

Appearances on IAUCs

CCDs and webcams have transformed my hobby from being a tiring battle with the cold and damp and photographic chemicals (in the 1980s) to a truly impressive night-time experience. My Paramount ME/Celestron 14 telescope is shown below. This is primarily used for comet and supernova imaging. Only a tiny fraction of the thousands of images I have taken over the past 30 years are stored here!

Some other dedicated UK amateurs are listed here: Back garden UK observers

All images/text © Martin Mobberley 2008. I am happy for any of my images to be freely used, by other astronomers, as long as I am consulted and the images are credited to me.

 

 

Recent Pic - Comet 2012 F6 Lemmon - Click on image

LAST UPDATES TO THIS WEBSITE:

2014 Dec 20: Added image of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy). 2014 Dec 19: Added image of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy). 2014 Dec 18: Added image of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy).2014 Dec 16: Added image of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy). 2014 Dec 15: Added image of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy). 2014 Dec 13: Added image of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy). 2014 Nov 24: Added image of Jupiter. 2014 Nov 1: Added image of M61 psn. 2014 Oct 27: Added image of 2014 E2 Jacques. 2014 Oct 20: Added image of 2013 A1 DEPARTING MARS!! 2014 Oct 19: Added image of 2013 A1 APPROACHING MARS!! 2014 Oct 18: Added image of 2013 A1. 2014 Oct 17: Added images of 2013 A1 & 2012 K1. 2014 Oct 16: Added image of 2013 A1. 2014 Oct 15: Added image of 2013 A1. 2014 Oct 9: Added image of 2013 A1 with M6. 2014 Oct 8: Added image of 2013 A1 with M6. 2014 Oct 5: Added images of 2012 K1 and 2013 V5. 2014 Oct 4: Added image of 2012 K1. 2014 Oct 3: Added image of 2012 K1. 2014 Oct 2: Added image of 2012 K1. 2014 Oct 1: Added image of 2012 K1 and 2013 V5. 2014 Sep 30: Added image of 2012 K1. 2014 Sep 29: Added image of 2012K1. 2014 Sep 29: Added image of 2013V5. 2014 Sep 28: Added image of 2012K1. 2014 Sep 27: Added image of 2012K1. 2014 Sep 26: Added images of 2012K1 and 2013 A1. 2014 Sep 23: Added image of 2013 A1. 2014 Sep 21: Added image of 2012 K1. 2014 Sep 20: Added image of 2013 A1. 2014 Sep 19: Added image of 2012 K1. 2014 Sep 19: Added image of 2014 E2. 2014 Sep 17: Added image of 2012 K1. 2014 Sep 10: Added image of C/2013 V5 Oukaimeden. 2014 Sep 7: Added image of C/2013 V5 Oukaimeden. 2014 Aug 31: Added image of C/2013 V5 Oukaimeden. 2014 Jul 26th: Added image of C/2014 E2 Jacques. 2014 Jul 24th: Added image of C/2014 E2 Jacques. 2014 Jul 4th: Added image of C/2013 UQ4. 2014 Jun 29th: Added image of C/2013 UQ4. 2014 Jun 28th: Added image of C/2013 UQ4. 2014 Jun 25th: Added image of C/2013 UQ4. 2014 Jun 4th: Added image of C/2012 X1. 2014 May 23rd: Added image of C/2012 K1. 2014 May 20th: Added image of C/2012 K1. 2014 May 18th: Added Mars image.2014 May 9th: Added image of C/2012 K1. 2014 May 8th: Added image of C/2012 K1. 2014 May 7th: Added image of C/2012 K1. 2014 May 6th: Added image of C/2012 K1. 2014 May 5th: Added image of C/2012 K1. 2014 May 4th: Added image of C/2012 K1. 2014 May 3rd: Added image of C/2012 K1. 2014 April 20th: Added Mars image. 2014 April 19th: Added PSN image.2014 April 16th: Added Mars image. 2014 March 25th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 March 15th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 March 13th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 March 12th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 March 11th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 March 9th: Added Jupiter + NGC 3861 PSN image.2014 March 8th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 March 7th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 March 1st: Added Jupiter image. 2014 Feb 16th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 Feb 7th: Added V745 Sco image. 2014 Jan 29th: Added image of Poss. Supernova in M99. 2014 Jan 27th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 Jan 23rd: Added image of SN 2014J in M82. 2014 Jan 20th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 Jan 19th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 Jan 17th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 Jan 13th: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2014 Jan 12th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 Jan 10th: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2014 Jan 9th: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2014 Jan 5th: Added Jupiter image. 2014 Jan 4th: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2014 Jan 3rd: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2014 Jan 1st: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2013 Dec 30th: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2013 Dec 29th: Added Jupiter image. 2013 Dec 28th: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2013 Dec 27th: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2013 Dec 25th: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2013 Dec 16th: Added Comet 2013 R1 image. 2013 Dec 4th: Added Comet 154P/Brewington & V339 Del images.2013 Dec 2nd: Added Comet Lovejoy image. 2013 Nov 30th: Added Comet Lovejoy image. 2013 Nov 29th: Added Comet Lovejoy image. 2013 Nov 28th: Added Comet Lovejoy image. 2013 Nov 27th: Added Comet Lovejoy image. 2013 Nov 19th: Added Comet ISON image. 2013 Nov 15th: Added Comet ISON & Lovejoy images.2013 Nov 11th: Added Comet ISON image. 2013 Nov 9th: Added Comet ISON image.

BELOW: My Supernova book, Cataclysmic Cosmic Events book, Caldwell book and 8th Springer title, 'Hunting and Imaging Comets'.

Supernova discoverer Ron Arbour comments on my fourth Springer book 'Supernovae and How to Observe Them':-

"This book is excellent. It provides plenty of information for anyone to start SN patrolling. It contains a wealth of information that has taken patrollers many years to acquire, and sometimes the painful way. I wish that I'd had a copy of this book when I started searching 29 years ago. I could have surpassed Zwicky's record by now."