Monthly Archives: November 2009
Well, not exactly the Douglas Adam’s cluster as that would look like the number “42” – whereas this open cluster in Orion bears a striking resemblance to the number “37” and is therefore known as the 37-cluster. The 37 cluster, … Continue reading
Great day today (no – not the weather!) – put the side panels on the mini-WASP array, and Brian May sent me a copy of his new book “A Village Lost & Found”. This is a beautiful publication and you … Continue reading
I have just introduced a new print size for the deep-sky images. You can now purchase A3 sized full-colour prints of any object you see on the NFO site. Go to “Image Gallery”, “Purchase Images” for details.
To load up the Sky 90s 🙂
I bolted the mini-WASP telescope frame to the Paramount versa-plate to get a feel what the finished system will look like. The funny-looking device sticking out the front of the frame is a counterbalance arm for the weight of all … Continue reading
The price has now shot back up to £29.23 with only a 19% saving over RRP. I have no idea what’s going on here.
Noel has been really busy recently with a number of projects and the NFO data backlog has been steadily growing. As we have had the most atrocious weather all weekend I decided to have a go at image processing some … Continue reading
I just processed this image taken back on 18th April 2009. The galaxy in the centre of the field of view is NGC 4008 in Ursa Major and what appears to be a bright nucleus is in fact the supernova … Continue reading
The modifications to the telescope frame have been carried out and I’ve just bolted all the furniture to it to check it all hangs together properly – fortunately, it does. The two open sides of the frame have now been … Continue reading