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Monthly Archives: March 2011
Just a reminder to send your very best deep-sky images into the Starmus Festival imaging competition. Wish I could enter this! Prizes include a paid trip to Tenerife and time on the biggest (optical) telescope on the planet – WOW!!!! … Continue reading
The New Forest Observatory image of the Markarian Chain of galaxies made an appearance on Simon Parkin’s Weather programme on Meridian TV both last night at 6:20 p.m. (I missed that one) and today at 3:55 p.m. (caught that one … Continue reading
Apparently Simon Parkin showed the Markarian Chain of galaxies (now crossing your southern horizon) acquired at the New Forest Observatory, on his weather slot on Meridian TV tonight. Unfortunately I didn’t see it – damn!!
Managed to grab 4-hours of data last night on the Leo Trio region with the bright star Chertan (Theta Leonis) in the field of view. This is a very quick and nasty process by yours truly – Noel will do … Continue reading
I imaged this object last night and Noel Carboni processed it today. Three and a half hours exposure time using 10-minute subs on the M105 region in Leo. Apart from the 3 Messier objects, there are quite a lot of … Continue reading
Here’s an image of tonight’s so-called SuperMoon taken just an hour ago as the Moon was about to clear the tree-tops down the road. Didn’t look any different to a “normal” Moon to me 🙂
And here is Jupiter and Mercury again – this time sunset on March 18th 2011.
Got phoned up by Radio Solent this morning to make a few comments on UFOs – aired live about 10:40 a.m. Well what can I say? To quote Arthur C Clarke “You haven’t seen a UFO unless you got the … Continue reading
If you look into past posts you will see that a number of years ago I came up with the Golden Solid Angle that nobody seems to have considered before. Playing around on Wolfram Alpha (it comes back with a … Continue reading
Simon Parkin showed the recent Jupiter and Mercury close encounter image on his Weather slot on Meridian TV recently. Video footage Copyright Meridian TV.