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Monthly Archives: July 2008
You can now see the current status of the Star Vistas project on the new Star Vistas website.
Work the next day, so of course Sunday 27th July was perhaps the best summer’s night I’ve ever seen from this location for imaging. O.K. so it’s headache day for Monday! Started imaging this one at around 11.00 p.m. and … Continue reading
Noel has just finished processing this little beauty so up it goes straight onto the NFO site! Globular cluster M71 with an accompanying little open cluster [OCL116, Harvard20] and Gamma Sagitta in the top left hand corner. Throughout the whole … Continue reading
Well I did manage to get out on the evening of the 20th, even though it was work the next day, and I spent a couple of hours imaging the beautiful open cluster M39 in Cygnus.
Dean of Starizona is very much on the ball. He just informed me that the problem I had last night was probably due to me putting the cog on the FeatherTouch the wrong way round. I just went out to … Continue reading
I had a two-hour, cloud-free slot last night between 11.00 p.m. and 1.00 a.m. Bound to be clear with a blazing (full?) Moon trundling along the southern horizon. O.K. so not a good night for imaging, but it did give … Continue reading
Taken earlier this year, Noel has just finished processing one of the few single star images taken using the Sky 90/SXVF-M25C combination. This time it is the bright star Regulus. If you invert the image colours (to pick up the … Continue reading
Great news again! The Parker/Carboni double-team got their rendition of the Jellyfish Nebula region in this month’s Astronomy Now as Picture of the Month!! Thank you once again to Nik Szymanek for a very nice accompanying description.
A higher resolution version of the first light NGC7000 image taken on the version III Hyperstar can now be viewed on Starizona’s Hyperstar Imaging Site.
The evening of thursday 3rd July was clear and Moonless – and was also first light for the new Hyperstar lens for the C11 telescope 🙂