I saw on the Sky 6 that there were 3 bright asteroids in Leo, namely 16 Psyche, 29 Amphitrite and 62 Erato. So when I processed the data this morning and only saw 2 I wondered what was wrong. Checked on Guide 9 and there was no sign of Erato in the FOV, so the Sky 6 got it wrong for me. Thanks a lot.
Archive for the “Projects” Category
Projects undertaken at New Forest Observatory
Mar 26 2017
Mar 25 2017
Mar 23 2017
Found I had this one on the hard drive while processing last night’s Procyon data.
This is the bright star just above Procyon – Gomeisa.
15 subs of 15-minutes taken with the Sky 90 array and M26C OSC CCDs.
Mar 23 2017
No Moon and some clear sky between 8:15 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Set up the 2 x 200mm lenses on the Procyon region for the first of 2 frames containing Procyon and Gomeisa. Got the Procyon frame and cropped it down to fit with some earlier Procyon data taken with the Sky 90. Here is the Registar bolt-together of the 2 datasets.
11 x 9-minute subs with the 200mm lenses and M26C cameras from last night.
Around 3-hours of 10-minutes subs from the Sky 90 and M25C from earlier.
A 22-degree lunar halo taken last night (09/03/2017) at 8:20 p.m.
Lovely view of Orion too.
Red flashing light photobombing the image was a military helicopter which was tailing another military helicopter that had NO LIGHTS showing!!
As a month has now gone past, I have just this minute ordered another 4 x Xeon 2.93GHz hex-core CPUs for the DELL PowerEdge C6100 quad node server. So when they arrive and are put in I will have 4 dual processor nodes number crunching the primes.
Feb 06 2017
Jan 24 2017