Author Archives: Greg Parker

May 2019 Image of the Month

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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Course prices from April 2019

Please note that there will be no VAT on courses from April 2019 – so the price you see is the price you pay – no VAT added.

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EPOD – Encore – Black Spleenwort Fern and Fractals

Got today’s EPOD Encore with an image of an uncurled fern and a fractal which bears it a striking resemblance.

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April 2019 Image of the Month

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.

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6-minute ISS pass from 27/03/2019 at 19:15

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.

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Coddington’s nebula

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.

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Greg’s “3” asterism in Leo

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

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Another New Prime Number

The mega-computing array found a new Prime Number last Sunday. The Prime Number is: 4324748322195*2^1290000-1

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Got today’s EPOD Encore

Imaging Diatoms. A focus-stacked photomicromosaic.

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March 2019 – Image of the Month

This is the recent M44 (Beehive Cluster) within the “Stargate”. The two bright red stars over to the far left are both Carbon stars. Image taken with the 200mm lenses and the Starlight Xpress Trius M26C OSC CCDs.

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