Category Archives: Sky 90 and SXVF-M25C

La Superba from 22/03/2015

I managed to get 4-hours worth of 10-minute subs on La Superba last night using the mini-WASP array.  I composited this with around another 4-hours of data from a Sky 90/M25C combo – so around 8-hours in total using 10-minutes … Continue reading

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Witch’s Broom region in Cygnus – an M25C composite image

This is a composite image combining the recent 8 x 20-minute subs from the Hyperstar III with earlier Sky 90/M25C which incorporated H-alpha and OIII narrowband data.

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WZ Cassiopeiae – a Carbon star near Caph in the constellation Cassiopeia

WZ Cassiopeiae Star name:                                           WZ Cassiopeiae Other names: Constellation:                                      Cassiopeia Other ID:                                             SAO 21002, HIP 99, HD 224855, B+59 2810, PPM 11856 Magnitude:                                          6.772 to 7.215 Absolute magnitude:                            -2.7 +/- 1.0 Luminosity, Sun = 1:                           980 +/- … Continue reading

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SAO 12870 Carbon star next to Kemble’s Cascade in Camelopardalis

SAO 12874 and SAO 12870 Star name: Other names: Constellation:                                      Camelopardalis Other ID:                                             SAO 12874, HIP 17296, HD 22649, B+62 597, PPM 14446 Magnitude:                                          5.05 Absolute magnitude: Luminosity, Sun = 1: R.A. 2000:                                          03hr 42min 09.325sec Dec … Continue reading

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The reddest star in the sky – Mu Cephei, Herschel’s Garnet Star

Mu Cephei Name:                                                  The Garnet star Other names:                                      Herschel’s Garnet star Constellation:                                     Cepheus Other ID:                                             Erakis, HD206936, HR8316, SAO33693, HIP107259 Magnitude:                                         4.08 (variable) Absolute magnitude:                          -7.63 Luminosity, Sun = 1:                          370,000 (possibly as much as 600,000, uncertain figure) … Continue reading

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The New Forest Observatory control room

Last night was the most amazing beautiful clear night – and the Moon wasn’t too intrusive either (which is unusual on a clear night).  After a little extra “tuning” I set the two mini-WASP cameras off imaging a region around … Continue reading

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It’s the power of f-number

Noel Carboni compared two sets of M101 data taken using two different imaging systems (but the same imaging camera) at the New Forest Observatory. The top image shows in excess of 5-hours (total) data, probably nearer 8-hours, taken using the … Continue reading

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Rosette nebula composite – processing by Noel Carboni

Noel Carboni added that recent Hyperstar III data to our earlier Sky 90/M25C one-shot colour and narrowband data to give this stunning result!

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Flaming Star nebula – composite image

This is last night’s Sky-Watcher data (2-hours) composited with the earlier Sky 90 data (11 and a half hours) – so 13 and a half hours total into this one so far 🙂  

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The Virgo/Coma galaxy cluster in negative B&W

In order to see all the galaxies and the asteroids more easily – here’s the image below in negative B&W 🙂  Enjoy!  

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