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As there are virtually no hours of darkness over the next couple of months – this is the time of year to clean up the observatory. Clean the fibreglass dome, repaint the decking, Hoover out the observatory, make sure the … Continue reading
Got today’s EPOD with a Sky 90 array image of Coddington’s nebula (actually a faint diffuse galaxy) in Ursa Major. Over 17-hours of Sky 90 data went into creating this image.
As we are now in Galaxy season it is appropriate to choose a Galaxy image from the New Forest Observatory archives. So for the May 2019 Image of the Month I have chosen a Canon 200mm lens plus Trius M26C … Continue reading
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Got today’s EPOD Encore with an image of an uncurled fern and a fractal which bears it a striking resemblance.
Image of the Month for April is the recent very deep capture of Coddington’s Nebula (a galaxy) in Ursa Major. This image has the added bonus of a Carbon star in the bottom left hand corner.
This is a 2-framer using the Canon 15mm fisheye lens on the Canon 5D MkII from last night. I Rotated the camera when the ISS reached the Zenith (the gap) and then merged the two frames together.
Last night I got 5 hours of data on Coddington’s nebula and Carbon star SAO 51274 (bottom left hand corner). I added this to around 12 hours of data taken over 2 nights some time ago.
I recently took some data on Greg’s “3” asterism in Leo using the 200mm lenses on the MiniWASP array, around 4 hours of data in total. I have inserted some old Sky 90 data (again around 4 hours) so you … Continue reading
The mega-computing array found a new Prime Number last Sunday. The Prime Number is: 4324748322195*2^1290000-1