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Monthly Archives: November 2014
I only managed to get 4 x 15-minute subs before the cloud rolled in (one of the 3 scopes was out of focus) – but hey, at least it’s another one off the list.
Last night, 23/11/2014 was the first clear night in a month – and it was Moonless too 🙂 🙂 Gave the mini-WASP a good run, but packed up at midnight, which was actually a stupid thing to do – I … Continue reading
Here is the bright star Mirach and the nearby galaxy named the “Ghost”. A zoomed-in view of Mirach and the Ghost is shown in the insert top-left.
This is what the latest incarnation of the mini-WASP array looks like – and it will look like this for some time to come. There are 4 imaging systems on the array and one guider: 1) Sky 90, filter-wheel with … Continue reading
The solution to the Fermi Paradox is that there is no other intelligent life in the Universe. Better start taking a little more care of this planet and the creatures we share it with people!
You will have seen the headlines about the possibility of destroying the Earth now that we are able to provide such extremely high energies in our super-colliders. Grief – the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is to be upgraded to … Continue reading
And so far today it has been raining since before I even got up – it is now 2:30 p.m. Great.
It’s not looking good is it? Last winter I didn’t get a single image in 6 months due to the never-ending rain and cloud. Looks like we are getting a repeat again this year. If it is ANOTHER 6-months with … Continue reading
O.K. so the day has finally arrived and “they” are now replacing the Sodium street lights around here with white light LED lamps. Isn’t it absolutely marvelous how “they” can get their act together AND spend a huge pile of … Continue reading