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Projects undertaken at New Forest Observatory

The Whole Transit of Mercury

On November 11th 2019 there was a Transit of Mercury where Mercury crosses the face of the Sun. I downloaded data from NASAs SDO satellite (a solar observatory) for the duration of the transit. The first data point was taken … Continue reading

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6-minute ISS pass from 27/03/2019 at 19:15

This is a 2-framer using the Canon 15mm fisheye lens on the Canon 5D MkII from last night. I Rotated the camera when the ISS reached the Zenith (the gap) and then merged the two frames together.

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Coddington’s nebula

Last night I got 5 hours of data on Coddington’s nebula and Carbon star SAO 51274 (bottom left hand corner). I added this to around 12 hours of data taken over 2 nights some time ago.

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Greg’s “3” asterism in Leo

I recently took some data on Greg’s “3” asterism in Leo using the 200mm lenses on the MiniWASP array, around 4 hours of data in total. I have inserted some old Sky 90 data (again around 4 hours) so you … Continue reading

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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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