Category Archives: Projects

Projects undertaken at New Forest Observatory

Sadr Region Through Thin High Cloud

The day after I took the Altair left hand frame it was clear again – but with a lot of thin high cloud. Never mind I’ll still image just to keep the kit running over. Decided I would go for … Continue reading

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The Dust Really is All Stars

I took a massive crop into Altair to show that all the fine dust really is stars.

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Alshain, Altair, Tarazed & Barnard’s “E”

Looked out at 10 p.m. last night and couldn’t believe it was clear. Satellite showed Hampshire completely surrounded by thick cloud. So I managed to image the left frame of Barnard’s “E” and then the cloud rolled in just as … Continue reading

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The Whole of Canis Minor

This is a 2-frame mosaic of the whole of Canis Minor taken with the Canon 200mm prime lenses and the Trius M26C OSC CCDs. Bottom left is Procyon, top right is Gomeissa. Now I have no idea how this happened … Continue reading

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M31 Zoomed-Out & Zoomed-In

A zoomed-out image of M31 taken on the Canon 200mm prime lenses and ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS cameras together with a zoomed-in image taken with the Hyperstar 4 on a C11 again with an ASI 2600 MC Pro CMOS camera.

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M31 – The Full Monty

This is all the Sky90 data plus all the Hyperstar 4 data I have on M31 put together. It is a damn shame the outer edges of the galaxy are cropped – that’s why this is an on-going project 🙂

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The Whole of the Virgo/Coma Galaxy Supercluster

How many galaxies here? This is a 2-frame mosaic of the whole Virgo/Coma galaxy cluster region taken using the Canon 200mm prime lenses and the Trius M26C OSC CCDs. Each frame is approximately 4-hours of 15-minute subs

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Sulafat & Sheliak

The central bright star is Sulafat – move to the right hand edge at the 2 o’clock position from Sulufat and that is Sheliak – these are the two bottom stars in central Lyra. Move 3/4 of the way from … Continue reading

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From the Butterfly, Through the Crescent, to the Tulip

Here is another 2-frame mosaic from the Canon 200mm prime lenses and the Trius M26C OSC CCDs. It is centred on the Crescent nebula in Cygnus. And it needs more data!

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North America & Pelican Nebulae

I found some more old 200mm data of this region from 2015-08-08 which had 8 x 30-minute subs. I added this to the previous 10.42-hour

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