Monthly Archives: April 2010

Water-filled balloon HSF image goes viral

I mentioned a while back that the HSF image of the shot egg went viral with something like 1700 hits on my Flick site – I clearly don’t know the definition of viral.  The HSF image of the shot water-filled … Continue reading

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Print of the Month – April 2010

After 3 weeks of brisk sales of the “Belt of Orion” things have settled down again so it’s time to introduce the second “Print of the Month” offer from the New Forest Observatory. This Month’s full colour A3 print using … Continue reading

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Photographic courses at the New Forest Observatory

I have recently given a series of talks in the Hampshire area titled “The Magic of Photography”.  Based on the deep-sky images taken from the New Forest Observatory, I also discuss macrophotography and macromosaics, microphotography and micromosaics, creating panoramas using mosaics, Nature … Continue reading

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Another HSF image takes off!

Having just made a quick check of my Flickr site I see that another high-speed flash image is suddenly attracting a large number of hits.  I have tracked down the link to the image which is pulling in the punters and it … Continue reading

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HSF egg-shot image goes viral on my Flickr site

The high speed flash image of the egg shot with an air rifle pellet: Has gone viral on my Flickr site with over 1700 hits and still increasing 🙂

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M100 – left hand frame

I took the frame to the left of M100 last night using a bit of dead-reckoning – and unbelievably I scored a perfect hit 🙂  So the top two frames on the Markarian Chain mega-mosaic are now complete!  The bottom … Continue reading

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M100 region now

So last night was another unexpectedly clear night and I imaged the M100 region.  I did not expect that this frame would fit onto the ultra-mega-Markarian Chain mosaic, but of course it does – perfectly – at the top.  I … Continue reading

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Final M87 frame acquired

Last night I managed to grab 3 hours worth of 5-minute subs on the final frame needed to add the M87 region to the already existing Markarian’s Chain mega-mosaic 🙂  Quite an unexpected achievement as the weather for the previous … Continue reading

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Just to the right of M87 in Virgo

This is another frame to add to the mega-mosaic that is the Markarian Chain region on the Coma/Virgo border.  Just processed by Noel this is the region just to the right (West) of M87 and will make up one of … Continue reading

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Alum Bay cliff fall – can anyone help with information?

If you look towards the Isle of Wight from the Milford on Sea area, you can clearly see the (recent?) massive Alum Bay cliff fall.  I am pretty certain I heard about this on the local news just a few … Continue reading

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