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Monthly Archives: September 2012
As I write this entry in my study I have the other 3 screens showing me what is going on in the mini-WASP observatory. All 3 scopes and cameras are currently imaging the Double Cluster, and later I am really … Continue reading
I have recently been receiving enquiries about photography courses in general (not deep-sky imaging). Non deep-sky imaging photographic courses are listed under the “Courses” heading on the Scientific Artist web site.
I just came across a nice Star Vistas review that I hadn’t seen before. Thanks guys – nicely done 🙂
Got today’s EPOD with the supernova in M95 from March this year. That’s EPOD number 41 🙂 Thank you Jim for continuing to publish work from the New Forest Observatory.
When you have three imaging scopes with CCDs, a filter wheel, a guide scope with guide camera, 3 Robofocus units, 3 computers with monitors, a Paramount ME, a Gigabit LAN hub, a light box, a dehumidifier, a lamp, a dome rotator, and … Continue reading
The second TS 80mm triplet APO arrived today so I made up another Robofocus bracket and mounted the new scope in the mini-WASP frame. So that’s it – I am not going to go any further with the hardware on … Continue reading
Here is an image from the mini-WASP array using the M26C one-shot colour cameras on a Sky 90 and a TS 80mm triplet APO. Both datasets were combined using Registar as they had different image scales (the TS 80mm is … Continue reading
Had an hour to waste tonight whilst half-watching a TV programme so removed the hot pixels from the recent Ruchbah region image (TS 80/M26C one-shot colur CCD).
When you have 2 filter wheels, 3 Robofocus units, 3 cameras, and a guide camera, plus Paramount – there’s a build up of cables you wouldn’t believe 🙂
And here is an 8 x 5-minute test shot of the Ruchbah region taken with the TS 80. Hot pixels aplenty, but star quality as you can see very good considering the chip wasn’t even flat!