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Is it Really Worth it?

Clear last night so I started setting up early so I could get some good imaging time in. The last tweak I needed to do was to get the two Canon 200mm lenses aligned to one another (perfectly) and then … Continue reading

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Aldebaran

Only 6 x 10-minute subs from last night, so pretty noisy, but at least it’s the first image since November 14th 2023, so a major landmark. 200mm lenses and the ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS cameras. Need to take some new … Continue reading

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First Clear Night in Weeks.

A couple of nights back we had the first clear night in many weeks. This is such a rare event it deserves an entry all of its own. So, starting at 7 p.m. I began work on setting up the … Continue reading

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M31 – the Final Cut

I just found another 6-hours of 40-minute subs of M31 taken with the Sky90 array, and I added this to the earlier composite. You can see the result above and it is virtually no different from the previous result. I … Continue reading

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A Maths Problem for You

Here’s a simple little maths problem for you to look at, if you like that sort of thing. For what value of x does the following equation hold true? x^n + 2.x^n+1 = x^n+3 Where x^3 is x cubed.

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The Full Stellar Spectral Classification

Kemble’s Cascade alone has R N and S-type stars in the frame. In case the labelling on the image itself doesn’t come out too well, the TOP labelled star is BD Camelopardalis S-type, the MIDDLE star is V Camelopardalis N-type, … Continue reading

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Stellar Spectral Classes

I just put this montage together of stellar spectral classes with some real examples.

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The Propus Region of Gemini

Now there’s a LOT going on in this one! Central object is the Jellyfish nebula with bright star Propus. Top right we have TWO open clusters, the larger one is M35, and the smaller golden one to its right is … Continue reading

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The Whole of Canis Minor

The whole of Canis Minor. Canis Minor only comprises 2 stars – Procyon (bright white star bottom left) and Gomeisa (blue star towards top right). This is a 2-frame mosaic using the Canon 200mm prime lenses and the M26C OSC … Continue reading

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Arcturus Wide Field

A 2-frame mosaic of the Arcturus region using the Canon 200mm prime lenses and the M26C OSC CCDs. This image comprises 40 subs at 5-minutes per sub. Note the Napoleon’s Hat asterism at the 5 o’clock position.

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