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We are living the Fermi Paradox!

With regard to increasing global temperatures, I believe the planet is now in a state of positive feedback. Increasing temperatures, apart from melting the permafrost, also release huge quantities of Methane, a worse greenhouse gas than CO2. Increasing temperatures also … Continue reading

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How did it all begin??

As I sit through gloomy days and gloomy nights waiting patiently for this season’s imaging to get underway, I remembered the very odd start I had to this hobby. I don’t think I’ve shared this one before, so maybe now … Continue reading

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A 10-year Journey on Speed or Why the Hyperstar Really is a High-Speed Imaging System.

No not amphetamines speed, but f# speed, a poorly understood but absolutely critical optical system parameter. It has been a very difficult decision for me to make on how to tell this story. I have had clues about what’s been … Continue reading

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NFO reboot image

Here is a an image of the Carbon star X Cancri which lies close to the Beehive cluster in the constellation Cancer.    

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We enter a new imaging season.

Well, finally, we are starting to get a few  hours of true darkness back again – hooray!! Both the Hyperstar III/814C in the south dome, and the mini-WASP array in the north dome are fully functional (makes a change, usually … Continue reading

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Well we have managed to survive 2020 and now await the developments of 2021. As per usual, this imaging season has been complete rubbish so far with only a couple of good nights since the beginning of October 2020 – … Continue reading

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Wettest year in the New Forest

I have had just one outing over this Winter season so far and maybe 4 or 5 outings at the beginning of 2019. This is by far the worst year of imaging I’ve had since starting in Autumn 2004. And … Continue reading

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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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