Here’s a 3D printed Digital Sundial – set up and working for real in the garden.

Compass to point North and protractor to set latitude.

All works!!

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A nice region of blue in a sea of red – reflection nebula NGC6914 in Cygnus.

Zoom-In – single frame original Hyperstar on a C11 with an H9C OSC CCD.

Zoom-Out – single frame, Sky 90 array with M26C OSC CCDs.

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Zoo-In – Original Hyperstar on a C11 with an H9C OSC CCD.

Zoom-Out – Sky 90 with an M25C OSC CCD.

Both are single frames.

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Zoom In – Original Hyperstar on C11 with H9C OSC CCD.

Zoom Out – Sky 90 single frame with M26C OSC CCD.

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Got today’s EPOD with the image of M11 sitting in the Scutum star cloud 🙂 

Thank you Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish my work.

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One way of taking a high resolution zoom-in zoom-out of a deep-space image is to take the region concerned at 2 different focal lengths, or to take a single frame and then a mosaic of frames of the region. This image showing the Running Man and the whole of the central part of the Orion nebula uses a combination of both techniques. The Running Man alone is a Hyperstar image taken at 550mm focal length, and the central Orion nebula image is a Sky 90 4-frame mosaic taken at a focal length of 450mm. Enjoy 🙂

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See the latest 3D prints on the Scientific Artist website.

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Got today’s EPOD with the 4-frame mosaic taken with the Canon 200mm lenses and Trius M26Cs – the whole of central Lyra.

Thank you Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish my work.

This is EPOD number 94.

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You can follow my 3D printing adventures on the Scientific Artist website.

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Ramanujan said that “An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God”

I thought Ramanujan was thinking along the right lines, but maybe a little limited in his thinking.  It came to me that maybe The Universe was actually a thought of God – after all we are only just now seeing that the distribution of matter in the Universe and the mapped pathways in the human brain are looking pretty similar!!  Radical thinking??  Not been thought of before??  Nope – like all of my highly radical ideas, this has been thought of before – you can even buy the book – you’ll never guess the Author – Scott Adams, yes Mr. Dilbert himself!!  Look up God’s Debris.

 

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