Category Archives: Observatory
Well we have managed to survive 2020 and now await the developments of 2021. As per usual, this imaging season has been complete rubbish so far with only a couple of good nights since the beginning of October 2020 – … Continue reading
Getting a bit faint now, supernova SN 2020 fqv in the Siamese Twins (a galaxy pair in Virgo), imaged last night using the HyperstarIII on the C11 using the Trius 814C OSC CCD and 19 x 300-second subs. At least … Continue reading
I just finished painting the South Dome’s decking which finishes the Spring cleaning of the two dome’s for this year. The South Dome has just had a re-injection of life for the Hyperstar III with the addition of a 9-Megapixel … Continue reading
Too much water vapour in the air tonight for any serious imaging – but you can still see the stars – so I took out the DSLR. Here are the two New Forest Observatories with an Orion background and plenty … Continue reading
Due to having received several requests – the New Forest Observatory now offers another course for astronomers. “Constructing an observatory for imaging or observing” is the latest course we have on offer – please check the “Courses” section for details.
Looking at the front face view of the array, top left we have the TS 80mm triplet APO, top right is the 80mm Megrez guide scope, and occupying both lower slots are the pair of Sky 90s. Looking at the … Continue reading
Eric Kennedy of NTE Poole Ltd. brought over the all-Aluminium pier extender for the mini-WASP on Sunday. Today (Tuesday) I have just spent all day completely disassembling the mini-WASP to fit the pier extender and then rebuilding the whole thing … Continue reading
And to finish off today’s photo marathon here’s a double rainbow over the New Forest Observatory. It’s tipping it down so hard right now I’m seriously considering using the decking for an ark.