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Imaging Object of the Month

Image of the Month – July 2013

This is a 5-frame mosaic put together using Noel Carboni’s Astronomy Tools for Photoshop and DSS2 red and blue channel data.  I seriously question why I bother to image when such high quality data is readily available to download and … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – June 2013

Yes – another single star picture for this month’s Image of the Month.  Polaris, the Pole star, the North star, Alpha Ursa Minor – the Navigator’s friend.  I like this region of space because 1)  It is rarely imaged and … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – May 2013

The Image of the Month for May 2013 is the recent reprocess of the Coathanger Cluster (Al Sufi’s cluster, Collinder 399) in the constellation Vulpecula.  This reprocess by Noel Carboni included data from the mini-WASP array plus deep data from … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – April 2013

The image of the month for April 2013 is the stunning red star Mu Cephei.  As you know, I really like the impact the bright single star images have, especially when the single star is something very special. Mu Cephei … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – March 2013

The Image of the Month for March 2013 is the recent mini-WASP array capture of M46 & M47, a lovely pair of open clusters in Puppis.  I have wanted to grab this one since the winter constellations first started appearing … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – February 2013

I’ve just noticed that for some reason the new Image of the Month hasn’t automatically popped up.  Strange – absolutely no idea what went wrong there.  Never mind – here it is – just a little late.  The February 2013 … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – January 2013

So we have the first Image of the Month for 2013 – Happy New Year 🙂 This one is a fairly new image taken at the beginning of last month – but for me and the New Forest Observatory it … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – December 2012

One of my favourite regions of sky, I have to return time and time again to all that bright Cygnus nebulosity, I find it amazing.  This image of the North America/Pelican region is a composite using both Sky 90/M25C and … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – November 2012

I have several Parker-Carboni images that are my favourites, and this one is amongst them.  Quite a few hours of one-shot colour went into creating this image of M31 and a few hours worth of H-alpha too.  Then add a … Continue reading

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Image of the Month – October 2012

This month’s Image of the Month is in my opinion the most underrated and unappreciated deep-sky image of all time – amateur or professional.  It hasn’t even appeared as an APOD.  Why on Earth not?  Because I guess it is … Continue reading

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