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Monthly Archives: September 2008
The latest Parker/Carboni offering is the beautiful Iris nebula in the constellation Cepheus.
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.
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 … Continue reading
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.
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.
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 … Continue reading
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”.
Not everything on this site is deep-sky stuff, occasionally I publish something interesting that’s associated with the photographic process.
Great news yet again!!! I managed to get an EPOD image published today.
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 … Continue reading