Monthly Archives: February 2008
The second image from the 6-night marathon session this month is a nice pair of open clusters in Gemini – M35 and NGC2158. This image comprises 39 sub-exposures at 6-minutes per sub or just 6-minutes short of 4-hours in total.
We have just had six clear nights in a row – which for me personally is an all-time record! Got a few reasonable images during this period, unfortunately last couple of days had the Moon intruding, but we can’t have … Continue reading
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Noel Carboni revisited the original data and reprocessed the Rosette from scratch. You can see from the attached image that he has squeezed the last ounce out of this one. I … Continue reading
Managed to get three hours worth of OIII data for the Rosette on Saturday 9th February – and Noel has just expertly added this into the earlier image. The OIII has brought out some more fine detail in the core … Continue reading
Had a very quick trip up to High Street Kensington today to check out Astrofest 2008. Met a few UKAI forumites, and had a chance to speak to some of the guys who have thinned my wallet over the years. … Continue reading
Faith Eckersall conducted an interview at the New Forest Observatory and this appeared in print in the Daily Echo on Monday February 4th 2008. Brian May also saw the article and has it on his site under “new deep-sky photography book”. … Continue reading
We are still blessed with the magnificent sight of Orion moving across the Southern horizon during February. Orion’s Belt consists of three very bright stars, Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka, with Alnitak being the east most (left) star of the three. … Continue reading