Archive for September, 2008

The latest Parker/Carboni offering is the beautiful Iris nebula in the constellation Cepheus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Acquired by Greg Parker at the New Forest Observatory and expertly processed by Noel Carboni in Florida U.S.A. the NFO proudly presents the whole of the North America nebula in high resolution and true colour. Read the rest of this entry »

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As you are all aware – we didn’t have a summer this year, so the “summer” mega-project for 2008 has been making incredibly slow progress.  I managed to get out on the evening of 19th September to grab 3 more hours of RGB on the central North America [NGC7000] region, and last night [20th September 2008] I got another 3 hours of RGB on the Gulf of Mexico area. Read the rest of this entry »

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I don’t do planets, or the Moon, as my deep-sky setup is not geared up for these.  However, last night’s Moon prompted me into action. Read the rest of this entry »

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Here is an aerial view of the NFO.  The house on the end where the road bends round is home to the NFO, and you can see the dome as a white circle at the bottom of the garden.

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I now realise that the initial case I considered – a page of text facing a mirror with the page parallel to the mirror – was a very special, and very restrictive case – so it wasn’t really the best way to discuss “how a mirror works”. Read the rest of this entry »

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A while back I wrote how you get lateral inversion (“mirror writing”) in a mirror.  I worked out the solution independently of the (same) one given by Martin Gardner in his book “The Ambidextrous Universe”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Not everything on this site is deep-sky stuff, occasionally I publish something interesting that’s associated with the photographic process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Great news yet again!!!  I managed to get an EPOD image published today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Noel has just put the finishing touches on the latest acquisition from the New Forest Observatory.  This time it is the Crescent nebula region in Cygnus, and this represents just under 4-hours worth of H-alpha data, together with 2 and a half hours of one-shot (RGB) colour. Read the rest of this entry »

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