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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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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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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