Author Archives: Greg Parker

A complete reprocess of the Central Lyra data

I didn’t notice a bad stitch in the original data.  This is a 4-pane mosaic using the Canon 200mm prime lenses and Trius M26C OSC CCDs.

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A late Spring Quartet over the New Forest Observatory

An unusual grouping had me out last night with the Canon 5D MkII and 15mm Canon fisheye lens.  It was 10:30 p.m. and still fairly light outside (darkness doesn’t start until Midnight!).  Vega, Arcturus, Spica and Jupiter provided the Quartet, … Continue reading

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A dense galaxy cluster just south east of Arcturus

This is last  night’s data taken between 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on the Sky 90 array.  18 x 10-minute subs, and a star has been labelled for reference.  One bright asteroid in the FOV only clear in the averaged … Continue reading

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The North & South domes have just had their annual Spring clean

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Hyperstar III and SX 814C captures M87

Another clear night last night, so I moved a bit downwards in the Virgo cluster to get the M87 region.  No sign of the jet as far as I can see with 14 x 5-minute subs.

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M100 using the Hyperstar III and Trius 814C OSC CCD from last night.

Beautiful clear night last night, and a non-intrusive Moon for imaging in the Leo region.  12 x 5-minutes subs on the M100 region and the speed of the Hyperstar really shows through.  Need more data on this for a quality … Continue reading

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Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) number 99 published today

Today (19/03/2018) saw the publication of EPOD number 99 for me. A big 2-frame panorama of the Bellatrix region with a large galaxy cluster on the right hand side of the frame. Look out for EPOD number 100 next month.

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The New Forest Observatory after a day of snow (and it’s still snowing).

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Ceres

Clear until 9:00 p.m. last night with a very intrusive Moon.  Saw that Ceres was well-placed in Cancer so put the Sky 90 array on the region. Ended up with 18 x 15-minute subs.  Can even see Ceres in the … Continue reading

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Alcor & Mizar

From last night, 21 x 10-minute subs on the Sky 90 array.  Blazing half Moon causing trouble but as it was a beautiful clear (bitterly cold) night I imaged anyway.  Couldn’t be bothered to process out the plane trail.

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