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Projects undertaken at New Forest Observatory

Yet Another Pleiades Reprocess

Once you bring Russ Croman’s Star XTerminator into your processing, there’s about a million different ways to go forward. Here’s yet another way.

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Star Xterminated Pillars of Creation

When I downloaded Russ Croman’s “Star XTerminator” for a free trial – one of the first images I tested it on was the JWST image of the Pillars of Creation. So I have no idea why it took me several … Continue reading

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Pleiades reprocess

This is a star reduced Pleiades image (reprocess) using a 30-hour dataset (40-minute subs) taken on the Sky90 array with M26C OSC CCDs.

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SAO 132035 an S-Type star (s 4,1) Just East of Rigel

The star at centre is SAO 132035 a (very red) s-type star lying just to the east of Rigel. As per usual there’s a nice blue star close-by to the bright red star

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Reprocess of all Hyperstar on all Sky90 Data – Median Mix in Registar

Another reprocess of the Rosette data – all the Hyperstar data was overlaid on all the Sky90 data using Registar and a mean/median mix.

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Arcturus – the Eye of the Bull – from 2013

The brightest star in the Northern Celestial Hemisphere.

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The Belt Stars of Orion

Sometimes, when all you want is an impactful star image – you find Nature conspires against you. The 3 bright stars running diagonally from bottom left to top right in this image are the Belt Stars of Orion. Bottom left … Continue reading

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Star Images

I am thinking about publishing a book which is just on stars – no galaxies, no nebulae – just stars. So that is single bright star images, clusters, asterisms and small constellations. I just had a quick look through some … Continue reading

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Sirius – The Brightest Star in the Sky

Out of all my bright, single star images, I think this one is my favourite. Sirius – the brightest star in the sky. Two-frame (vertical) mosaic with camera in landscape mode. 3 x Sky90 refractors and 3 x M26C (non-Trius) … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Tony Allen

Just received some very sad news that my high-speed videographer friend Tony Allen passed away last week. We had a fantastic day in Tony’s studio in Oxford (quite a few years ago now) taking high-speed flash (stills) shots of water-filled … Continue reading

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