Category Archives: Projects

Projects undertaken at New Forest Observatory

Another New Prime Number

The mega-computing array found a new Prime Number last Sunday. The Prime Number is: 4324748322195*2^1290000-1

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M44 region with the Canon 200mm prime lenses from last night

Last night I got 18 x 15-minute subs on the M44 region with the 200mm lenses and I combined it with some earlier 200mm data.

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January 2019 – Image of the Month

I have been extremely lazy in trying to maintain an Image of the Month, so with a New Year just starting, let’s see if I can do better. Up there, right now, are the Pleaides (in Taurus) and this is … Continue reading

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Comet Wirtanen 46P

Taken just last night, here is my first look at comet Wirtanen 46P grabbed quickly with the Canon 5D MkII and a 15mm fisheye lens. Moon up so no point in bringing out the big guns really. May try with … Continue reading

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Pleiades – superdeep

I took 6 hours of 40-minute subs with the Sky 90 array on 9th December 2018 and added this to 9 hours of 40-minute subs taken last year to get this result.

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Procyon and Gomeisa

Alpha and Beta Canis Minoris taken with the 200mm lenses and a 2-frame (horizontal) mosaic.

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Sky90 array image of M31 the Andromeda galaxy

9 hours of data using 20-minute subs (so 3 hours of actual imaging time) using the Sky90 array on 1st November 2018. 6:52 p.m. start and no Moonrise until midnight.

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Vega plus two Carbon stars

North is to the left in this image showing brilliant star Vega and two nearby Carbon stars.

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The Double Cluster and Stock 2 in wide-field

A wide-field image using the Canon 200mm lenses of the Double Cluster and Stock 2 open clusters. Stock 2 is the “stick man on his side” directly above the Double Cluster.

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Running Man – Zoom In/Zoom Out

A zoom in/zoom out image of the Running Man nebula in M42 in Orion.

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