Monthly Archives: April 2012
I spent a couple of hours yesterday taking the imaging Sky 90s off the mini-WASP frame, collimating them with the Takahashi collimator, and then putting the whole thing back together again. Well – as far as the collimator goes, both … Continue reading
Nick Hudson (True Technology) visited the New Forest Observatory yesterday and brought with him an essential piece of kit for tuning up the mini-WASP array. Yes – the thing that has been halting any further progress on mini-WASP commissioning has … Continue reading
This was the “Close Encounters” scene over the New Forest Observatories at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday 12th April 2012. By 10:00 p.m. it had cleared to a perfect dark sky with no interfering Moon!
Simon Parkin used the recent UU Aurigae Carbon star image to introduce his Meridian Weather slot on 05/04/2012 at 10:30 p.m. Video footage Copyright Meridian News & Weather 2012.
This is turning out to be quite an eventful day. The Carbon star image (below) will be on tonight’s late Meridian Weather forecast after the 10:00 p.m. news. As I left the observatory this morning after picking up last night’s … Continue reading
Moon blazing away overhead last night, but it was nice and clear up to around 11:00 p.m. So what to image? How about a nice Carbon star? This little beauty is UU Aurigae in the constellation Auriga (SAO 59280) and … Continue reading
I have discussed (in my Inaugural lecture and Matrix articles) why the Universe seems to be mathematically based, but Max Tegmark explains it all a little better. Definitely worth a long wander around his fascinating web site.