How extraordinary!! I just got an e-mail from a book publisher friend who had just received a nasty e-mail from a Photo Library wanting payment for an image of the Pleiades shown on the cover of one of his books. Now as I had provided the publisher with the Pleiades image I must admit was a bit taken aback by this. However – looking very closely at the Photo Library image – it was clear to me that it wasn’t even my image!!! So I logged on to the Photo Library’s site to have a closer look at their image – and – it is in fact a Robert Gendler image of the Pleiades!!! So this Photo Library just tried to extort £496 out of a totally innocent publisher who had done everything by the book!! I told him to sue the bastards – I really hope he does
Nov 11 2015
Got today’s EPOD with the inverse nova R Coronae Borealis
See the animation here.
Many thanks Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish my work.
Going back to 28th September we had the most amazing total Lunar eclipse, this image captured using a Canon 5D MkII on a TS80 triplet at f#6 all sitting on a tripod, shows pre-totality, totality, and post totality. And yes it really was VERY red
Oct 31 2015
As there has only been one imaging night for the whole of October 2015 I have had to look for other things to get on with.
I took a Sky 90 image of the R Coronae Borealis (RCrB) region in August 2013 and again with the Canon EF 200mm DSLR lens in May 2015. In August 2013 RCrB was at its minimum around mag 14 or 15, and in May 2015 it was around mag 7 to 8. I put the two images together in an animation that you can see running here.
I used Registar to put together all the best images I had of Kemble’s Cascade – and this is the result
Got today’s EPOD with “Primary, Secondary and Supernumerary Rainbows”.
Thank you Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish my work
Oct 03 2015
This is a 2-frame mosaic using the Canon 200mm lenses and M26C OSC CCDs of the two brightest stars in lower central Lyra. Just got to get the two upper frames for a complete central Lyra mosaic.
Oct 02 2015
Once again, before the Moon came up I went for the V1331 Cygni region with the Sky 90 array, this time using 15-minute subs. Got a total of 14 x 15-minute subs which were added to the earlier 15 x 10-minute subs, and this was the result
As it is the first of the month today – it is a good day to resurrect the Deep-Sky Image of the Month
Just taken recently, I have chosen the Sky 90/M26C 4-framer of Kemble’s Cascade taken just a few days ago. As I mentioned in the original post – I have wanted this FOV for something like 8-years, but it is only with the Mega-WASP array that it has now become possible to do a 4-framer in a single evening. Expect a lot more of these large field views in the coming months
Managed to get 50-minutes of imaging done on this region before a blazing Moon came up using the 3 x Sky 90s, so 150-minutes total using 10-minute subs. Needs a lot more on this region, including I think the frames above and below this one.