Monthly Archives: January 2010

Astronomy Picture of the Day [APOD] – Kemble’s Cascade

Managed to get today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day [APOD] with the wide field (sparkly colour) image of Kemble’s Cascade.  I like this image so much it is one of the permanent “wallpapers” on my home computer.  The little open … Continue reading

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NGC1333 and dust clouds in Perseus

Another 4 hours of data was acquired on this object and Noel put the whole thing together which now totals some 9 hours of imaging time.  Beautiful reflection nebula NGC1333 and the accompanying dust clouds lie in the constellation Perseus.  … Continue reading

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Alien technology?

O.K. so this is getting quite a ways off deep-sky imaging, but I just clicked on a site that I thought was going to tell me about ultra-black materials and I was instead treated to a monologue of how the … Continue reading

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Caldwell 10 – Noel Carboni process

Noel recently processed the Caldwell 10 dataset and managed to pull out that faint red cluster (IC116) over at the top left.  There are in fact a total of 7 (yes – seven) open clusters in this frame.

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Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) – low winter Sun

Got today’s EPOD with a shadow self-portrait taken at mid-day near the winter solstice over the New Forest.  Thank you Jim for continuing to show my work 🙂

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More Golden Solid angle stuff

Mr. Ray Girvan has kindly replicated my Golden Solid angle work from 2007 for others to see (with diagrams!) on his site.  Ray states that he can see why the Mathematical Gazette might have been unimpressed by the Golden Solid angle … Continue reading

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M15 in Pegasus

Another recent capture from the New Forest Observatory processed by Noel Carboni (I don’t “do” globulars 🙂  Here is a nice wide field view of globular cluster M15 in the constellation Pegasus caught using the Hyperstar III and SXVF-M25C one-shot … Continue reading

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Caldwell 10 in Cassiopeia

Managed to get some good data on this open cluster in Cassiopeia – and please sit down – actually processed this one myself 🙂  A very nice region in Cassiopeia with two other open clusters also in the field of … Continue reading

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More on the Golden Solid angle and angles in general

I have asked some friends to put up the Golden Solid angle on their sites to try and find where this might occur in Nature.  Some people in trying to help with a reply have gone astray with both the … Continue reading

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The Iris nebula in Cepheus – reloaded

Noel has just added some more data I recently took of the Iris nebula to our original image.  Second data set added 15 x 15-minute subs to the original 3 hours and 45 minutes worth of 200 second subs – … Continue reading

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