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Monthly Archives: December 2008
Finally – the boss has decreed that it will be the Rosette nebula that graces the dining-room wall until Spring 2009, when it will be replaced by the Pleiades. Sounds good to me 🙂
This is how a framed image of the Pleaides looks in the dining-room. The boss reckons this will be the Summer image.
It is well-known that a builder never works on his own house. Likewise, for some unknown reason, I have never mounted framed pictures of my images on the walls of my house – even though I have a dozen framed prints … Continue reading
Our Dark Skies (ODS) is the forum where I first met up with Noel Carboni. You can pre-order your copy of Star Vistas through the ODS site here.
The piece on the forthcoming publication of Star Vistas appeared on Meridian Evening News on Wednesday 10th December 2008. You can visit the Meridian News web site and view the programme now.
I have security alarms, and a fire extinguisher handy for the observatory – but it took a recent catastrophic failure of a PSU to make me think about putting a smoke alarm in there! Fortunately I had two battery operated … Continue reading
Well – I didn’t see anything about Star Vistas on Meridian News on either the 3rd or 4th December 2008 – sorry for the bad information given below. I have no idea when, or if, anything will be shown 🙁
Local independent TV broadcaster Meridian TV was filming at the New Forest Observatory on the evening of 2nd December 2008. Unfortunately they were still filming when that evening’s News was on and I think I missed my image of the … Continue reading
It looks like there is going to be quite a rush on the First Edition of Star Vistas – not only due to the stunning images, but also the distinguished Foreword Authors – Sir Arthur C Clarke – Sir Patrick … Continue reading
All the recent publicity in the popular Press has sent a torrent of comments in my direction. Quite a few members of Joe Public made dismissive comments about the images saying they were simply “Photoshopped”. I guess I should not expect … Continue reading