Wow! We have a three page spread in the Southern Daily Echo – great! This article was written to coincide with the Starscape Exhibition now running at the University of Southampton. Sally Churchward has put together a rather nice piece about the New Forest Observatory and our deep-sky images.
The only thing Sally seems to have misunderstood is my “joke”, and perhaps male anatomy. To the best of my knowledge you can’t get a triple hernia, I only got a double hernia [and had two operations over two years] from carrying the Nexstar 11 GPS in and out of doors. This is another very good reason for having a permanent site so that you don’t go lifting very heavy equipment about. Be warned – I have done a lot of sports weight-lifting and I still got caught out – don’t let the same thing happen to you – be careful.