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Out until 3:00 a.m. last night – the joy of astrophotography.

Well last night was an extremely rare, beautiful clear and Moonless night. I had 2 main things to get on with, one get the array in the North Dome polar aligned and all the cameras/scopes set up ready for imaging, … Continue reading

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How did it all begin??

As I sit through gloomy days and gloomy nights waiting patiently for this season’s imaging to get underway, I remembered the very odd start I had to this hobby. I don’t think I’ve shared this one before, so maybe now … Continue reading

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A 10-year Journey on Speed or Why the Hyperstar Really is a High-Speed Imaging System.

No not amphetamines speed, but f# speed, a poorly understood but absolutely critical optical system parameter. It has been a very difficult decision for me to make on how to tell this story. I have had clues about what’s been … Continue reading

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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 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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Just a reminder

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

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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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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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