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The creation and use of the New Forest Observatory mini-WASP array

MiniWASP article

Multi-Imager Systems – Development of the MiniWASP Parallel Imaging Telescope Array at the New Forest Observatories  

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Cocoon nebula region

I added some extra data to the top (north) of this one and reprocessed the lot again.  Canon 200mm prime lenses with the Trius M26C OSC CCDs – a horizontal 2-frame mosaic with each frame in portrait mode.

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The NGC6914 reflection nebula region in Cygnus

A complete reprocess of the data incorporating Noel Carboni’s AstroFlat plugin. 51 x 20-minute subs using the 3 x Sky 90s and M26C OSC CCDs on the MiniWASP array at the New Forest Observatory.

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The IC2087 region in Taurus showing the Taurus molecular clouds

Only been able to recently process this one properly thanks to Noel Carboni’s new AstroFlat plugin. This is a 2-framer using the 200mm lenses and Trius M26C OSC CCDs with each frame a total of 12-hours integration time using 20-minute … Continue reading

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A dense galaxy cluster just south east of Arcturus

This is last  night’s data taken between 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on the Sky 90 array.  18 x 10-minute subs, and a star has been labelled for reference.  One bright asteroid in the FOV only clear in the averaged … Continue reading

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Ceres

Clear until 9:00 p.m. last night with a very intrusive Moon.  Saw that Ceres was well-placed in Cancer so put the Sky 90 array on the region. Ended up with 18 x 15-minute subs.  Can even see Ceres in the … Continue reading

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Alcor & Mizar

From last night, 21 x 10-minute subs on the Sky 90 array.  Blazing half Moon causing trouble but as it was a beautiful clear (bitterly cold) night I imaged anyway.  Couldn’t be bothered to process out the plane trail.

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Gomeisa or Beta Canis Majoris

From last night, lovely blue Gomeisa or Beta Canis Majoris.  36 x 10-minute subs on the Sky 90 array – and yes the averaged data shows a very nice asteroid near the centre of the image. Doesn’t look like we … Continue reading

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A nice imaging run with the Sky 90 array last night.

Had my eye on a big band of rain and cloud running right down the East coast last night – by some miracle it just kept clear of Hampshire.  So yet ANOTHER clear and Moonless night for imaging. Decided to … Continue reading

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Bubble nebula region from last night

Beautiful clear Moonless sky last night – hard to know where to point the telescopes.  Decided on the Bubble nebula region and the 2 x Canon 200mm prime lenses together with the 2 x Trius M26C OSC CCDs.  “Claws” is … Continue reading

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