Monthly Archives: June 2011

First photo post from the Starmus week

This is the first of a huge database of images I have to process from the Starmus week – they shall be appearing in no particular order, and this will take weeks, especially when I take all day to mow … Continue reading

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Starmus Festival Tenerife 2011

Just got back from 8 days on Tenerife attending the Starmus Festival – what an experience!!  I will relate all the happenings over the next few weeks on this site – but here’s something to whet your appetites 🙂 Apart … Continue reading

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Yacht passing the Needles on a sea of glitter – today’s Earth Science Picture of the Day

Managed to get today’s EPOD (Earth Science Picture of the Day) with a picture of a yacht passing in front of the Needles (Isle of Wight) on a sea of glitter.  Lighting was quite special the morning I took this … Continue reading

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The New Forest Observatory “Keck” facility

This is how the twin observatories are positioned in the garden at the New Forest Observatory.

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The all Aluminium pier is fitted

Spent today (between the showers) fitting the all Aluminium pier to the concrete support base.  Contrary to what it looks like in the photo – the top of the pier is perfectly flat and horizontal.

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The decking is completed – now awaiting the Pulsar Observatories dome :)

The “Last Post” guys did a really great job on the octagonal decking, fast, precise and accurate.  A really excellent job and I’m very pleased with the result.  So I now have a 12-foot wide octagonal deck ready and waiting … Continue reading

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It begins! The octagonal decking for the mini-WASP observatory goes down today :)

Today the decking experts from “The Last Post” arrived first thing to get on with the octagonal deck build.  They came armed with the most formidable piece of sawing kit I’ve seen – but boy does it cope with the … Continue reading

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Starmus Festival

Just a couple of weeks to go to the Starmus Festival!  Not too late to book into what will be the unique astronomical event of 2011 🙂  See you there.

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A reminder about the Scientific Artist web site

I used to post images other than just deep-sky work on this site.  You may have noticed a recent lack of macros/panoramas/photomicroscopy here on the New Forest Observatory web site.  That is because all non-astro images now appear on my … Continue reading

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IOM June 2011 – it’s cleaning and maintenance time again.

As per usual, the skies simply don’t get dark enough this time of year for me to bother imaging deep-sky objects.  I will probably try to get some ultra-wide-field Milky Way shots using the AstroTrac and the DSLR this year … Continue reading

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