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I have just completed a major upgrade to the MiniWASP array, specifically the 2 Canon 200mm f#2.8 prime lenses. You can now see there are a pair of red cameras on the back instead of the usual black ones. These … Continue reading
I had absolutely no idea it was an ISS lunar transit last night, which is why the picture is so badly framed. But at least I captured it. And here is the single frame of the transit.
Yesterday I received a couple of deliveries to completely upgrade the MiniWASP array, both the 3 x Sky90s and the 2 x 200mm Canon lenses. I am glad the weather continues to be awful as it means I’ll be able … Continue reading
Here is a 5th order Menger sponge I made up from 20 4th order Menger sponges printed out on a 3D printer. A 30cm ruler is included for scale.
Here’s another long 7-minute pass of the International Space Station from earlier this month (I’ve only just got around to processing the 17 frames of data). Annoyingly, as you can see, I didn’t continue long enough off the right hand … Continue reading
A nice long 7-minute pass of the space station tonight. It has been good all week with long passes – but it has also been mostly clouded out.
Another clear (but not Moonless) night last night – so it was perfect for setting up the array. Managed to get the 3 Sky90s aligned, focused, and sensors flattened – so the Sky90 array is now ready for some clear, … Continue reading
Yet another boring grey day with absolutely no chance of imaging. So to keep my hand in with the image processing I decided to have a go at the California nebula region using DSS2 data. I tell you how to … Continue reading
As I have both rigs (Hyperstar and MiniWASP array) now beautifully polar aligned, we have had nothing but cloud ever since setting them up – including right the way through the no Moon period. I know this is to be … Continue reading