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No more photography courses from the New Forest Observatory

Today I gave the last photography course from the New Forest Observatory. I have decided to “properly” retire this year. May I take this opportunity to thank all of you that have attended the photography courses at the New Forest … Continue reading

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Purchase of New Forest Observatory Images

It appears that people do not go to the Image Agency/Gallery page before requesting images (usually free of charge). Please note – no images are available “free of charge” irrespective of the use to be made of them, so please … 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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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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Another ISS pass and a Summer sky with Mars

Another 6-minute pass of the ISS last night 23/07/2018 and a quick shot of the Summer sky with Mars low down in the south.

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MiniWASP article

Multi-Imager Systems – Development of the MiniWASP Parallel Imaging Telescope Array at the New Forest Observatories  

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Still no hours of darkness

No new deep-sky images until we get some darkness returning to the southern UK towards the end of this month.  At this time of year we only have twilight throughout the evening and it doesn’t get really dark.  I have … 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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3D Printed 5th Order Menger Sponge

Not exactly deep-sky stuff, but it is my other main hobby.  This is a 3D printed 5th order Menger Sponge, 180mm along an edge, printed on an Anet A6 3D printer using Rigid.Ink white PLA filament.  346 hours of printing … Continue reading

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