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

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The NGC6914 region in Cygnus

Last night I got 7 hours of 20-minute subs on the NGC6914 region using the Sky 90 array.  The result is shown here.  As it is clear (and now Moonless) I am going for a bunch more 20-minute subs tonight … Continue reading

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Another adopter of the light box for flats

Peter Rusling has also used one of the Amazon supplied light panels for taking flats.  He says: “I’ve bought one of these excellent panels and thought I’d share that the light USB L4S version will mount safely on a £15 … Continue reading

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You too can make your own high resolution deep-space images – without a telescope!

You too can make your own full-colour, high-resolution, deep-space images, just like the Tulip nebula mega-mosaic below – and you don’t even need to own a telescope. However, you do need a copy of Photoshop and a copy of Noel … Continue reading

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Tulip nebula in Cygnus – The Full Monty

I have been putting together a full-colour mega-mosaic of the Tulip nebula region in Cygnus using the wonderful DSS2 data. As this is a pretty huge mosaic you can imagine the dataset was getting a bit unwieldy – and in … Continue reading

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Astronomical Images on Flickr

Just a reminder that you can see most of my Astronomical images on Flickr.

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CCDInspector results of Hyperstar III collimation

A few posts below I gave a procedure on collimating your imaging camera to a Hyperstar III.  On reflection I thought that this could be considered as so much “hot air” without results to prove the procedure actually works.  So … Continue reading

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The Double Cluster and Stock 2

I am in the final stages of setting up a new imaging system based on a Canon 200mm prime lens with M25C OSC imager and a 52 mm IDAS filter on the front of the lens giving me f#3.85 and … Continue reading

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Amazing light panel for flats

A friend on one of the astronomy forums asked me if these would be any good for taking flats: Any good?  They are utterly superb!!!!!!!!!!!!  AND they are cheap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  AND you can get an A3 or even an A2 panel … Continue reading

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Carbon star V623 Cassiopeiae

In putting together the next book “Experimental Photography” I came across some unprocessed data from a while back.  It was Carbon star V623 Cassiopeiae or SAO23858 – a very nice Carbon star lying just below Pazmino’s cluster in the constellation … Continue reading

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