Monthly Archives: May 2011
I have just hung the 5-foot wide framed image of the Cocoon nebula region in the dining room. It looks awesome 🙂
Does have its advantages 🙂 This is the best time of the year for me with all the new foals, and the garden full of newly fledged birds.
I have finally found someone that will build the 12 foot diameter octagonal wooden deck for the mini-WASP array at a price that doesn’t require me to take out a second mortgage. Clearly the economic climate isn’t so bad that … Continue reading
As always it is a very pleasant surprise to open up the Earth Science Picture of the Day page and find a Parker/Carboni image on the screen 🙂 Today it is the large widefield version of the Leo Trio taken … Continue reading
Noel Carboni has just processed this data from a few days back. Almost perfect imaging conditions that night and Noel had requested a Sky 90 image of Mizar and Alcor in Ursa Major – so that’s what I did 🙂
Why would immortality be granted to jellyfish of all things?
Today I removed the Sky 90 from the C11 and replaced it with a little Celestron refractor that I use as a guide scope. The Hyperstar III has once again been fitted to the C11 for some phenomenally fast (f#2) … Continue reading
Huge thanks go to Terry Platt and Michael Hattey of Starlight Xpress Ltd who made me a deal I simply could not refuse on imaging cameras, a guide camera, and filter wheels. Thank you for sponsoring the mini-WASP project guys … Continue reading
The imaging object of the month for May 2011 is a Messier object, Spiral Galaxy M106 in Canes Venatici. I particularly like this galaxy and have imaged it several times – it looks to me like a piece of celestial … Continue reading