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Monthly Archives: May 2013
I have just seen that I got Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) number 47 on May 25th for “Imaging Diatoms”. I can only imagine that I missed this because I had been working over the allotment all day … Continue reading
I had an electric focuser lying around so with a pulley and timing belt from Radiospares I put together an electric focuser rig for the Canon 5D MkII and the 100mm macro lens that took the mega-wide-field Virgo/Coma galaxies shot. … Continue reading
For the second test of the newly aligned M25C camera on the Hyperstar III I chose the Stephenson 1 region of Lyra. Although I didn’t have the optics spot-on they were pretty close and I’m quite pleased with the resulting … Continue reading
Recently imaged M57 as a test-shot for the recently flattened M25C chip. This is 14 x 5-minute subs with a blazing nearly full Moon overhead. Looks pretty reasonable considering 🙂
The Hyperstar III is so fast that all other amateur imaging systems are extremely slow and have very disappointing performance in comparison – and that includes the mini-WASP array as currently configured.
Feynman left us many interesting facts/tools and one of the most powerful I have ever come across was his observation that “The same equations have the same solutions”. By this he means that equations of the same form have similar solutions. Now … Continue reading
Bit embarrassed to say that I am still learning how to use the Hyperstar III. Rather humbling when I thought I knew all there was to know about getting the best out of the Hyperstar. I had done a few … Continue reading
Does the EPR “paradox” tell us anything about Physics? Well the trite answer is yes of course it does – but can we be a bit more specific? Physics is an “after the fact” science relying on experiments and the … Continue reading
I will presenting “Deep-Sky Imaging from the New Forest Observatory” at the Webb Deep-Sky Society AGM meeting on Saturday 15th June 2013. The venue is the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA. Images taken using … Continue reading
Anne Baring’s new book “The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul” has a Pleiades image from the New Forest Observatory on the cover. The Publisher has done an excellent job in putting the book together.