Category Archives: mini-WASP Array

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

Asteroid 8 Flora plus an unknown

Managed to get some imaging in 2 nights ago (Jan 18th 2018) and got 30 x 10-minute subs on 8 Flora, middle of run at 21:32. You can see to the right and a little bit down from Flora there … Continue reading

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The Belt of Orion

A couple of nights back we had an extremely rare clear, Moonless night.  Gremlins were at work as I have hardly used the kit in almost a year – never mind.  Managed to get 4 x 30-minute subs on the … Continue reading

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NGC1999 region from 15/12/2017

Got just 9 x 20-minute subs on the NGC1999 region last night using the Sky 90 array. Forgot just how many geostationaries swarm through this region.

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First “proper” image of the season – IC348 in Perseus

First “proper” image of this season. 21 x 30-minute subs on IC348 (in Perseus) on the 3 x Sky 90 array. It clearly needs even more exposure time to both reduce the noise and bring out more of the brown … Continue reading

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A Mega-Deep M45 Image

An extremely deep M45 image taken with the Sky 90s and M26C OSC CCDs. Over 25-hours total imaging time using 10, 20, and 30-minute sub-exposures. The image “cleaned-up” beautifully with Noel Carboni’s AstroFlat plugin.

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Taurus Molecular Clouds

This is a two-framer using the Canon 200mm lenses on the miniWASP array. Left hand frame is centred on IC2087. Image flattened using Noel Carboni’s new flattening tool.

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Arcturus

A two-framer of the Arcturus region using the Canon 200mm lenses on the miniWASP array. Image flattened using Noel Carboni’s new flattening tool – soon to be released.

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Asteroid JO25 2014 captured on the miniWASP 200mm Canon prime lenses

As well as capturing asteroid JO25 2014 on the single Sky 90/M26C – I also managed to grab 16 subs on the two 200mm lenses with the Trius M26Cs. Sub number 12 (counting down from the top) is missing as … Continue reading

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Asteroid JO25 2014

I think somebody up there knew it was my Birthday today and kept a clear pocket of sky over the New Forest Observatory last night when the rest of the UK was under cloud cover. Here are 9 x 5-minute … Continue reading

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Asteroids in Leo from last night

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 … Continue reading

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