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A very lively party at Sir Patrick’s last night, all the usual suspects present.  This was a double celebration of the 700th Sky at Night, and Sir Patrick’s birthday (which was the day before).  Sir Patrick had supposedly invited 70 people – I think there were at least 270 in the Marquee.

No photos of this event from me I’m afraid as some self-appointed bunch of knob-heads who were helpfully blocking the way in for Patrick’s guests made it clear that “the organisers” wanted no photographs to be taken (and no autographs to be asked for either)!  Who “these organisers” were I have no idea (and frankly I couldn’t care less) but I’m pretty sure that if Sir Patrick knew that his party had been hijacked in this way he would not have been too happy.

Other than that, great to see Sir Patrick again and looking forward to seeing the 700th edition of the Sky at Night this evening.

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No matter how many publications you have, a new publication is always exciting.  The July 2007 issue of Sky at Night magazine is including our widefield M42 image on the cover CD-ROM.  This image was taken with the Sky 90/SXVF-M25C combination.

This is one of my top ten favourite images and shows just how far really have come in two years (and maybe just how far we have to go!).

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I’m really pleased! We have made it in the June edition of the Sky at Night ["Hotshots"] with our widefield image of M67 (cropped).  This was taken with the Sky90/SXVF-M25C combination.  The uncropped version of this image made an Astronomy Picture of the Day for August 9th 2007.

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We have won photo of the month in the Sky at Night magazine with this Sky 90/SXVF-M25C image of the Rosette nebula.  The Rosette nebula in Monoceros features as photo of the month on page 26.  You’ll also find it included on the CD-ROM.

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We are very pleased that Sky at Night have chosen two of our images for the March 2007 issue – both are Sky 90/SXVF-M25C images:

  • An image of M42 in landscape mode with no H-Alpha data (page 27)
  • The Horsehead Nebula wide field (on the CD-ROM)

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On the “Best Hotshots of 2006″ CD-ROM you’ll find our Heart of the Rose image :-)

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Wow! On Page 83 of this months Sky at Night you’ll find one of our images:

  • The region between NGC1977 and M43

Even better, you’ll find two images on the CD-ROM:

  • Flaming Star Nebula
  • Leo Trio

All of these are single frame Hyperstar images.

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This is a fantastic result.  Our image of the core of the Rosette Nebula has been published in the Sky At Night magazine on page 84.

This is a single frame Hyperstar image.

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We are on a roll! Sky at Night Magazine have included two of our images on this months cover CD ROM – both are two-frame Hyperstar/SXV-H9C images:

  • NGC6496 + cluster
  • Orion nebula (2-frame).

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Another great result for us – Sky at Night Magazine have included two images on this months CD ROM – both are single frame Hyperstar/SXV-H9C images:

  • Running Man
  • Alcyone region of the Pleiades

I particularly like the image of the Running Man, it shows how far we have come since taking our first images in November 2004.

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