Category Archives: mini-WASP Array

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

The Caph region in Cassiopeia

The Caph region of Cassiopeia taken with the Canon 200mm prime lenses. 14 x 15-minute subs taken on 3rd October 2018.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day APOD

November 30th 2018 – Struve’s Lost nebula https://epod.usra.edu/blog/2018/11/struves-lost-nebula.html

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The Veil nebula in wide-field

30-minute subs with the 2 x 200mm lenses for a total of 4.5 hours. 12th September 2018. Clear Moonless night, started imaging at 11:00 p.m.

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NGC 7209 in Lacerta

A Sky90 array image of open cluster NGC7209 in Lacerta. 18 x 10-minute subs taken on 1st September 2018. 

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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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