Category Archives: Writing
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
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
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
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.
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
As we are now in Galaxy season it is appropriate to choose a Galaxy image from the New Forest Observatory archives. So for the May 2019 Image of the Month I have chosen a Canon 200mm lens plus Trius M26C … Continue reading
Image of the Month for April is the recent very deep capture of Coddington’s Nebula (a galaxy) in Ursa Major. This image has the added bonus of a Carbon star in the bottom left hand corner.
This is a 2-framer using the Canon 15mm fisheye lens on the Canon 5D MkII from last night. I Rotated the camera when the ISS reached the Zenith (the gap) and then merged the two frames together.
Last night I got 5 hours of data on Coddington’s nebula and Carbon star SAO 51274 (bottom left hand corner). I added this to around 12 hours of data taken over 2 nights some time ago.