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Another ISS pass and a Summer sky with Mars

Another 6-minute pass of the ISS last night 23/07/2018 and a quick shot of the Summer sky with Mars low down in the south.

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Last night’s 6-minute ISS pass

The sky was too light for me to see the Cygnus pass.

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MiniWASP article

Multi-Imager Systems – Development of the MiniWASP Parallel Imaging Telescope Array at the New Forest Observatories  

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Cocoon nebula region

I added some extra data to the top (north) of this one and reprocessed the lot again.  Canon 200mm prime lenses with the Trius M26C OSC CCDs – a horizontal 2-frame mosaic with each frame in portrait mode.

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The NGC6914 reflection nebula region in Cygnus

A complete reprocess of the data incorporating Noel Carboni’s AstroFlat plugin. 51 x 20-minute subs using the 3 x Sky 90s and M26C OSC CCDs on the MiniWASP array at the New Forest Observatory.

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The IC2087 region in Taurus showing the Taurus molecular clouds

Only been able to recently process this one properly thanks to Noel Carboni’s new AstroFlat plugin. This is a 2-framer using the 200mm lenses and Trius M26C OSC CCDs with each frame a total of 12-hours integration time using 20-minute … Continue reading

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Last night’s 6-minute ISS pass

Here is an image of last night’s (27/05/2018) 6-minute ISS pass at 10:27 p.m.  As you can see it is still pretty light, and this is not helped at all by a nearly full Moon blazing away at the bottom … Continue reading

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Last night’s 6-minute ISS pass at 22:35

Clear night but half a Moon blazing away.  Never mind there’s a nice long 6-minute pass of the Space Station due at 22:35.  In fact for the next week there are 6-minute passes due every night!

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A complete reprocess of the Central Lyra data

I didn’t notice a bad stitch in the original data.  This is a 4-pane mosaic using the Canon 200mm prime lenses and Trius M26C OSC CCDs.

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A late Spring Quartet over the New Forest Observatory

An unusual grouping had me out last night with the Canon 5D MkII and 15mm Canon fisheye lens.  It was 10:30 p.m. and still fairly light outside (darkness doesn’t start until Midnight!).  Vega, Arcturus, Spica and Jupiter provided the Quartet, … Continue reading

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