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I saw on the Sky 6 that there were 3 bright asteroids in Leo, namely 16 Psyche, 29 Amphitrite and 62 Erato.  So when I processed the data this morning and only saw 2 I wondered what was wrong.  Checked on Guide 9 and there was no sign of Erato in the FOV, so the Sky 6 got it wrong for me.  Thanks a lot.

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Processed to show the dark tendrils that permeate all dense star regions:

 

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A 200mm lens 2-framer taken over 2 nights this week – Procyon & Gomeisa in Canis Minor.

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Found I had this one on the hard drive while processing last night’s Procyon data.

This is the bright star just above Procyon – Gomeisa.

15 subs of 15-minutes taken with the Sky 90 array and M26C OSC CCDs.

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No Moon and some clear sky between 8:15 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Set up the 2 x 200mm lenses on the Procyon region for the first of 2 frames containing Procyon and Gomeisa.  Got the Procyon frame and cropped it down to fit with some earlier Procyon data taken with the Sky 90.  Here is the Registar bolt-together of the 2 datasets.

11 x 9-minute subs with the 200mm lenses and M26C cameras from last night.

Around 3-hours of 10-minutes subs from the Sky 90 and M25C from earlier.

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A 22-degree lunar halo taken last night (09/03/2017) at 8:20 p.m.

Lovely view of Orion too.

Red flashing light photobombing the image was a military helicopter which was tailing another military helicopter that had NO LIGHTS showing!!

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Got today’s EPOD with the recent deep Pleiades image.

Thank you Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish my work.

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As a month has now gone past, I have just this minute ordered another 4 x Xeon 2.93GHz hex-core CPUs for the DELL PowerEdge C6100 quad node server.  So when they arrive and are put in I will have 4 dual processor nodes number crunching the primes.

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Deep-Sky Section Annual Meeting, Newbury.

Venue: Saint Cassian’s Centre, Kintbury, Hungerford RG17 9SR (click to see map)
Date:
Saturday, 2017, March 4 (All day)

I shall be giving a talk on “The Development of the MiniWASP Array at the New Forest Observatory” at this meeting.

 

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Got today’s Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) with “Taurus Molecular Cloud Region and Stellar Nursery”.

Thank you Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish my work.

 

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