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Monthly Archives: April 2015
After 3 days I have now finished all the metalwork, drilling and tapping, and reconfiguring the top plate of the mini-WASP array. The top plate will now accommodate 2 x Canon 200mm prime lenses, each with a Starlight Xpress M26C … Continue reading
I composited some 4-hours of Hyperstar III data and some 6-hours of Sky 90 data to give the following deep image of NGC281 – the Pac Man nebula.
Got today’s Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) with an image of Aldebaran and the Hyades (which coincidentally also makes an appearance in the May 2015 issue of Astronomy Now magazine). Taken with the Canon 200mm lens at f#4 … Continue reading
A clear Moonless night last night so I put the mini-WASP array on Polaris. A total of 36 x 5-minute subs gave the result below which I’m pretty pleased with.
Last night I got the left hand frame in this Canon 200mm/M26C Trius 2-framer. Bagged 13 Messier objects in one image with this one 🙂 The Virgo/Coma cluster of galaxies. If the weather allows – I will go back and … Continue reading
The first of 2-frames taken with the Canon 200mm lens and Starlight Xpress M26C Trius OSC CCD. Bit of a story to this one. Had some strange streaks across the image which I thought had wrecked the whole imaging session. … Continue reading
Has anybody imaged the Polaris region recently? Seems to have been a bit of mega-engineering going on out there courtesy of some highly advanced alien civilisation!
I was just reading some very interesting observers’ comments on viewing the unbelievably faint Leo II dwarf galaxy. Their attempts at visual observation of this elusive object brought back the memory that kicked off my imaging obsession, and relegated my … Continue reading
Here’s another very deep image that will make a stunning desktop/screensaver. This time it’s the Rosette nebula in Monoceros. An RGB Hyperstar image with added H-alpha and OIII data 🙂
Would you like to own an image from the New Forest Observatory but cannot afford to purchase a numbered print? Then how about your very own custom desktop/screensaver of your favourite NFO image 🙂 Just send me your desktop size … Continue reading