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Monthly Archives: September 2013
Today’s Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2013/09/navigators-companion.html is an image of the Polaris region with the North Celestial Pole shown by a marker. This is EPOD number 53 🙂 Thank you Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish my work.
You should be able to guess from the last few entries that there haven’t been any clear nights 🙁 No different tonight – but at least I’ll stay on topic 🙂 This is some DSS2 data of the Pleiades region … Continue reading
As I rapidly leave middle-age and note the ever increasing loss of elasticity of the skin on the back of my hands I become acutely aware of my DNA’s inability to perfectly replicate. Enter Deinococcus radiodurans – a polyextremophile bacterium, … Continue reading
The Government would like to spend £50 billion of your money on a new high speed rail link. How would you prefer 50 nuclear reactors spread around the country and free electricity for the rest of your life? Free electricity … Continue reading
I just did a quick check through of all the Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) images that have been published by Jim over the years and I found I had missed 2 off the list. So when I … Continue reading
This is another non-astronomical rant, although it does concern our planet – so if you don’t like these posts – read no further. In my 59 years on this planet I have never given any money to charity – until … Continue reading
Clear Moonless night last night and I imaged a Carbon star near Caph in Cassiopeia. Mini-WASP array, all 3 cameras, 19 subs at 4-minutes per sub. Couldn’t believe when I loaded up this image that I’d done it last month … Continue reading
Ended up in getting 15 subs per camera at 10-minutes per sub on the Bubble nebula region in Cepheus last night. Needs about the same amount of data again to bring out the faint stuff, or maybe some H-alpha narrowband … Continue reading
And I’m imaging M52, the bubble nebula, NGC 7538 and NGC 7510 with a single mini-WASP frame.