Monthly Archives: June 2024

South Dome Makeover

On this beautiful Summer Solstice day – here’s the South Dome (Hyperstar + 2600MC Pro CMOS) done and dusted. De-pollinated (thick layer of yellow pollen removed) and vacuumed out. Just the decking to repaint. But that will wait until after … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

The Jellyfish nebula region, with Tejat (Mu-Geminorum) on the left and Propus on the right, is this week’s Picture of the Week. This was quite a long project with just a single Sky90 and an M25C OSC CCD. Why was … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

The full extent of the California Nebula is this week’s “Picture of the Week”. This is a combination of both data from the 200mm lenses with M26C OSC CCDs, and the Sky90 array with M26C OSC CCDs. I think I … Continue reading

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Greg’s Lambda Asterism

This is a 2-frame mosaic using the Sky90 array and M26C OSC CCDs. Centre-bottom is the bright star Epsilon Cassiopei, and above left is the asterism Greg’s Lambda.

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The Methuselah Star!

Is that the most boring and uninspiring star field you have seen on here to date? Quite possibly. But the brightest star you can see here, almost dead centre, is none other than the Methuselah star!! SAO159459, HIP76976, HD140283 – … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week is M33 – the Triangulum Galaxy. At the risk of becoming boringly repetitive, this is yet another object with very many total imaging hours, probably well over 15 in total. This has been imaged using all … Continue reading

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