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Absolutely everything I have on the Pelican Nebula combined together.

Every sub of the Pelican Nebula from every imaging system all combined together to give this result.

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A Salutory Tale

This morning as I woke up, a science fiction story entered my mind, complete. Here is that story, without adding any detail or embellishments, to keep it short. The time is the present. The World is in political turmoil, not … Continue reading

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A very quick tutorial for collimating the Sky90

I just received a mail asking how you collimate the Sky 90. I do not have a Sky90 in front of me, so some of this will be down to my failing memory. From memory I think there are 3 … Continue reading

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An hour’s worth of Hyperstar III imaging on 18/04/2021

Well I wasn’t expecting to get out imaging last night, but it was clear and the Moon was not directly intrusive so I fired up the Hyperstar III on the C11 with the Starlight Xpress 814C OSC CCS and Lodestar … 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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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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