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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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97th Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) Today

Got today’s EPOD (number 97 for me) with an image of Romanesco Broccoli showing its Fractal structure. Thank you Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish my work. http://epod.usra.edu/  

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Witch’s Broom Zoom-In & Zoom-Out

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The Sun at Mid-Day at the New Forest Observatory 16/10/2017

This is what the Sun looked like today from the New Forest Observatory. Apparently loads of Saharan dust and smoke from Iberian forest fires dragged up here by Ophelia.

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A Trio of Special Stars is Today’s EPOD – Earth Science Picture of the Day.

Got today’s EPOD with 3 very special stars in a region close to the Crescent Nebula in Cygnus. Thank you Jim at EPOD for continuing to publish my work.

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