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Monthly Archives: June 2013
Just ten minutes ago I had one of those “hair raising on the back of the neck” moments. I am reading Arthur C Clarke’s book “Astounding Days” and on page 186 I come across this bombshell sentence. “I am tempted … Continue reading
In this month’s National Geographic magazine there was a pretty unpleasant reminder of the destructive nature of man. I won’t go into the unsavory details but it basically spelt out how morons in several European countries are decimating the migratory … Continue reading
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.
You can see a full colour image of the California nebula processed from DSS2 data here. The nebula extends to quite a way below the leftmost part of the image – it’s VERY big!
I carried on adding some new frames to the mega Tulip nebula DSS mosaic until the computer gave up. So this is it for now, the computer can’t handle any more 🙂 Note the ultra bright red S-type star AA … Continue reading
The Earth Science Picture of the Day for June 21st 2013 is Avebury Stone Circle. It was a beautiful day at both Avebury and Stonehenge last month during the Bank Holiday week. Never seen so many people before at Stonehenge. … Continue reading
I am building up a big panorama around the Tulip nebula in Cygnus by downloading and processing DSS red and blue datafiles. Simply fantastic data to work with.
I gave my talk about the New Forest Observatory at the Webb Deep-Sky Society AGM in Cambridge yesterday, 15/06/2013. I had a great time there and would like to say a big thank you guys and I really appreciate the … Continue reading
Not having the day job has given me a new imaging experience – the ability to image during June 🙂 With the day job I used to give up imaging half way through May (if not earlier) due to the … Continue reading
Managed to grab 7 x 10 minute subs on all 3 mini-WASP cameras before the cloud I had been watching finally arrived from France. Glad really as it meant I could have an early 12:30 a.m. night. This is open … Continue reading