Category Archives: Picture of the Week

A new Picture of the Week category to keep the site up to date starting with 18/02/2024

Picture of the Week

Our Picture of the Week is the famous Perseus Double-Cluster which hangs like a pair of charms from the ring of stars I call “Greg’s Charm Bracelet”. At the top is beautiful open cluster Stock 2 which looks like a … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week for this week is the Crescent nebula region. The Crescent nebula (NGC6888) region hosts a bunch of very interesting stars as well as the (odd?) Messier object M29 (also called the Cooling Tower), which I have … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week this time is the whole of the Veil nebula in Cygnus. Why is this one a landmark image for the New Forest Observatory? Well this is a composite of ALL the data I have collected on … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

The Picture of the Week this time is the very busy Sadr region of Cygnus. This image was captured with the Canon 200mm prime lenses and the ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS cameras. I had originally taken something like 3 and … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

I added Sky90 data of M44 to the 2-frame 200mm data of the “Stargate” containing M44 to create this composite image. The nearby Carbon stars X Cancri and T Cancri have been annotated. Cameras used M26C OSC CCDs.

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Picture of the Week

This week we feature Polaris, the North star, together with the surrounding Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN). This is really seat of the pants imaging to get this one. Why? Because as we are imaging so close to the Pole we … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week is Greg’s 3 asterism in Leo seen almost dead centre in this image. The image comprises 14 x 12-minute subs taken with the 200mm lenses and M26C OSC CCDs. I first discovered this asterism whilst scanning … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

For this week’s “Picture of the Week” I have chosen my favourite asterism, namely Kemble’s Cascade. Not only is this a superb star cluster in its own right, but it also has 3 very special stars closely associated with it. … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

A regular visitor to this website made the valid comment that the Andromeda image has been the latest one to be shown for far too long. Why has it been up there for so long? Very simple really, I haven’t … Continue reading

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