Monthly Archives: December 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a great 2008.  Noel & Greg.

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Review of Making Beautiful Deep-Sky Images

I found this review of the Making Beautiful Deep-Sky Images book by Michael Bakich titled Easy Pretty Pictures. It is a great review – thanks Michael! 🙂

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Happy 90th Birthday Sir Arthur C Clarke

HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY SIR ARTHUR C CLARKE!!!!!!!  Have a great day, and a great year to come 🙂 Greg and Noel.

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Book Signing at Best Sellers in Brockenhurst

The Book signing at Best Sellers bookshop in Brockenhurst went very well today!  I was there from 10.00am until midday signing copies of Making Beautiful Deep-Sky Images.  The event was very well attended despite sub-zero outside temperatures.  There will be another … Continue reading

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Book Signing in Brockenhurst

Tomorrow (15th December 2007) I will be signing books at “Book Sellers” in Brockenhurst between 10.00am and 12.00 midday. If you just fancy dropping by for a chat then please do – it will be great to see people.

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Update on StarVistas

Update on the coffee-table book deliberations.  It’s more great news – Star Vistas will be published in 2008 with a publisher yet to be formally announced – so keep watching this space. For a bit of a “teaser” the Foreword will … Continue reading

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mini-WASP Array Project – Part 3 – The Framework

The mini-WASP framework was delivered to the New Forest Observatory by the CEO of NTE Poole, Eric Kennedy, on Wednesday 5th December 2007. If you have just joined us then make sure you read all about the mini-Wasp Array Project from … Continue reading

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AstroPhoto Insight (Volume 3, Issue 6)

Our deep wide-field M42 image made the cover of AstroPhoto Insight magazine.  Al Degutis did a great job on the printing for this one – thank you Al!

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GigaPixel Images

Two weeks ago I bought a Canon 40D DSLR camera for terrestrial work.  While playing with this beast it struck me that by using the same mosaic techniques that we use in creating big deep-sky panoramas – we could actually … Continue reading

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IOM December 2007: Caldwell 49 – The Rosette Nebula

For December, the imaging object of the Month could be any number of goodies in Orion or neighbouring Monoceros.  So it could be M42 the Great Nebula in Orion, or the nearby Horsehead region lying close to the brilliant belt … Continue reading

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