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Monthly Archives: July 2013
Please sign the AVAAZ petition regarding vandalism of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
A business forum I frequent has a never-ending series of life-enhancing articles along the lines of: The 5 things you must not say when you are after a raise in pay. The 8 characteristics of the most iconic CEOs. The … Continue reading
O.K. so this is another of my non-astronomy observations – sorry – but I am getting really cheesed off with the current Government thinking we are all a complete bunch of idiots. So we have UK economic growth of 0.6% … Continue reading
Another object bagged by the mini-WASP array during the recent period of clear Moonless nights. This time it is the Globular Cluster M10 in the constellation Ophiucus. 7 x 10-minute sub-exposures on all 3 cameras.
Lovely clear night again last night, but with a blazing Moon in the south it meant imaging towards the north. Decided on a cluster rich region close to Ruchbah in Cassiopeia as the target. Mini-WASP array, all 3 cameras firing, … Continue reading
It’s 11:30 p.m. – I’m in the NFO control room. Queen is on BBC4 and “Hammer to Fall” is blasting out, expecting the ASBO to be delivered any second. All 4 computers monitors on, I’m imaging 7 clusters and … Continue reading
Lovely clear evening last night, but there was an annoying Moon hanging around for most of the imaging session. Never mind, the Moon isn’t too much of a problem when you’re taking star shots. The one frame has caught two … Continue reading
Science and God Oh dear, that old Chestnut again, can anything new be said on the subject? Probably not, but then again, as we are now in the 21st Century, perhaps it is a good time to re-assess the situation. … Continue reading
Got today’s EPOD with a focus-stacked photomicromosaic of a Diatom Exhibition slide. Thank you Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish my work 🙂
This is a composite image combining the recent 8 x 20-minute subs from the Hyperstar III with earlier Sky 90/M25C which incorporated H-alpha and OIII narrowband data.