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Monthly Archives: July 2017
The Universe as a Thought of God
Ramanujan said that “An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God” I thought Ramanujan was thinking along the right lines, but maybe a little limited in his thinking. It came to me that maybe The … Continue reading
The Science Gate at the New Forest Observatory
You may remember, from a long time back, that there was a “Science Gate” episode at the New Forest Observatory. You can read about it here if you scroll down to the section “Godcidentals”. I was contemplating the “Science Gate” … Continue reading
“The Propeller” in M13
I have very deep data of M13 and for the first time today I took a good look at the image to see if I could find “The Propeller”. And there it was!!
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Sky 90 4-frame mosaic of the Double Cluster/Stock 2 region in Perseus
I took this data a few years back. It is a 4-frame mosaic of the Double Cluster/Stock 2 region in Perseus taken with the Sky 90s/M26Cs. Each frame is 2-hours of 3-minute subs and North is to the right. It … Continue reading
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Earth Science Picture of the Day – EPOD
Today’s EPOD is M92 – the ovelooked globular cluster in Hercules.
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North America nebula with the Canon 5D MkII and the Canon 200mm lens
Noel Carboni put some old Canon 5D MkII (unmodified) data through his new AstroFlat plug-in. I am amazed at the amount of “red” he has managed to pull out from an unmodified DSLR camera!!
Noel Carboni’s AstroFlat Pro has just been released!
You will see in the images below that I have been beta-testing Noel Carboni’s new flattening tool for deep-sky images. This plug-in makes flattening even the most difficult image data a doddle (even I can get good results). If you … Continue reading
Carbon star SAO 77516 in Taurus
A Sky90 array image, 5 hours of 30-minute subs.
Arcturus and Napoleon’s Hat
A slightly better Arcturus reprocess. Arcturus is the brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere.