Monthly Archives: September 2011
Having now read around this one a little I am very pleased to report that this isn’t as trivial a problem as getting the correct distance between source and detector. It’s actually far worse than that 🙂 This is a … Continue reading
Having had the little rant below I can hardly believe I read in yesterday’s Daily Mail (only just picked it up today) that CERN Physicists think they might have seen neutrinos clocking up velocities greater than light. And once again … Continue reading
Please engage your brain and actually think for yourself – I know it hurts – but it’s far better than letting someone else do the thinking for you!
From the rather short title you may guess this is going to get to be a bit of a rant – at least it’s based on things astronomical. I am getting asked stupid questions by a number of people (who … Continue reading
We had an extremely rare clear and Moonless night last night – the stars were superb. Hard decision time – what do I do? Do I spend a great viewing evening on getting the Hyperstar III back up and running, … Continue reading
As you know I like number theory and if I find something really interesting I’ll post it up here on the NFO site. I was flicking through Arthur C Clarke’s “Ascent to Orbit” yesterday when I came across a mathematical … Continue reading
A number of people have asked me how many stars appear in the Cocoon nebula 3-frame mosaic. I use a program called Registar to link separate frames together so I can see how they all fit – and Registar will … Continue reading
As it continues to pour with rain here in the New Forest – thoughts go back to the hot, dry days at the Starmus Festival in Tenerife June this year 🙂
A darker background and the edge has been cropped 🙂
The 2-billion year old open cluster NGC752 in the constellation Andromeda – together with a whole bunch of faint fuzzies (galaxies) in the background. North is up in this image.
An H-alpha narrowband image of NGC7380 in Cepheus taken way back on October 11th 2008 – just found unprocessed on the HDD this morning 🙂