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Monthly Archives: August 2008
Noel has just processed the latest data taken using the Hyperstar III. This time we have just under 3-hours total exposure time on the Cocoon nebula.
Well I managed to get out and try the kit even though earlier in the day I had a 4 and a half hour traffic nightmare coming back from the West Country – managed to hit the Bank Holiday traffic. … Continue reading
Coming back from a short break in Devon I was pleased to find the tripod and accessories for the Astrotrac had arrived. It was also good to find that all the threads were compatible with fixing the Astrotrac to the … Continue reading
Noel has just processed this one taken a while ago at the NFO. This is the open cluster M52 and lying nearby is the well-known emission nebula – the Bubble nebula. You can see that the Bubble nebula sits within … Continue reading
The Parker/Carboni deep-sky imaging machine has just produced another starry work of art for your enjoyment. This time it is the famous Kemble’s Cascade asterism in that well-known constellation Camelopardalis.
The name says it all! Noel has just processed this Sky 90/M25C image of the bright red carbon star “La Superba” which can be found in Canes Venatici at a distance of 711 light-years:
Panic over. It is not an alien race trying to get our attention (shame) – but an extremely variable, variable star! This little beauty is WY Cas lying just below the open cluster NGC7789 in Cassiopeia, and Noel created the … Continue reading
Noel has just processed a Sky 90/M25C image of an open cluster. We had already imaged the same cluster a couple of years earlier with the Hyperstar 1 and SXV-H9C. One very faint very red star of around magnitude 13 … Continue reading
You can see the Coathanger Cluster image, along with several other Parker/Carboni deep-sky creations on the Bang! website. Enjoy 🙂