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Supernova SN 2020 fqv in the Siamese Twins

Getting a bit faint now, supernova SN 2020 fqv in the Siamese Twins (a galaxy pair in Virgo), imaged last night using the HyperstarIII on the C11 using the Trius 814C OSC CCD and 19 x 300-second subs. At least … Continue reading

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The Double Cluster in perspective

I have put together a number of 200mm lens + Trius M26C OSC CCD images of the Double Cluster region to create this 2-frame mosaic/composite image of the region. Total number of imaging hours approximately 12.

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The Perseus Double Cluster – YET AGAIN!!

Still yet another clear, Moonless night, on 24th March 2020 (and it could be yet another one tonight!!) and the target this time (as it has been dozens of times before) was the Double Cluster – I guess I just … Continue reading

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NGC 7822

Got out again on 23rd March 2020 with yet another clear, Moonless night. Target this time was NGC 7822 (the question mark nebula), turned out to be much bigger than I was expecting. Canon 200mm lenses and the Trius M26C … Continue reading

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M101 in perspective

Got out on 16th March 2020 with a clear Moonless sky to grab M101 with the 200mm lenses and the Trius M26C OSC CCDs. Managed to get 7 x 15-minute subs giving the above result. Not too bad considering how … Continue reading

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That was a bit unexpected!

Clear AND Moonless last night, so I managed to get out and image the Pi Geminorum region for an American lady who wanted a piccie of that area. Very surprised to find the equipment still worked after all that time … Continue reading

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Just a reminder

Here’s a reminder that I used to take deep-sky images at the New Forest Observatory. This is a single-framer of the Sadr region in Cygnus taken with the 2 x Canon 200mm prime lenses and the 2 x Trius M26C … Continue reading

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The Whole Transit of Mercury

On November 11th 2019 there was a Transit of Mercury where Mercury crosses the face of the Sun. I downloaded data from NASAs SDO satellite (a solar observatory) for the duration of the transit. The first data point was taken … Continue reading

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July 2019 Image of the Month

As we still do not have any hours of darkness this is another month where there are no images from the New Forest Observatory. I really wonder why I bother with this hobby sometimes.

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June 2019 Image of the Month

As there are virtually no hours of darkness over the next couple of months – this is the time of year to clean up the observatory. Clean the fibreglass dome, repaint the decking, Hoover out the observatory, make sure the … Continue reading

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