This home page is dedicated to amateur astronomy. I have combined my love for astronomy and computing to produce and maintain a number of astronomy web sites. Most of these sites are for amateur astronomy and all are for societies and organizations based in Britain.

This domain is also the name of a Minor Planet named after me 'mikeoates 68948' by it's discoverer Sebastian F. Hönig. See my comet page for more information.

I also maintain my companies web site the home of Phoenix Electroplating Ltd.

I now have an astrobin site which holds my latest astrophotos.

All of the web sites are housed at Zen Internet.


Mike's SOHO Comet Hunt

Atlas Celeste

Atlas Celeste

Total Solar Eclipse - 11 Aug 1999

Quake - Slayers Home

a bit about me sites i maintain my link pages

I am one of the lucky few who has paticipated in the SETI@home program and found a candidate

My eldest son, Simon Oates, operates the financial education website Financial Expert. This covers investing basics such as how to invest in shares, how to build an investment portfolio and how to invest in property.

My Solar Images
Maintained by Michael Oates

Last modified 15 Aug 2019

My Lunar Images