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The North & South domes have just had their annual Spring clean

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A sunny day at the New Forest Observatories

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

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The New Forest Observatory with an Orion background

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

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New Forest Observatory this morning

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A new course for 2013

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.

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Images for fully-populated mini-WASP array

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

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mini-WASP pier extender fitted

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

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No imaging tonight

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.

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“Little Planet” 2

A second go at a New Forest Observatories “Little Planet” scene – taken today.

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A “Little Planet” image of the New Forest Observatories

I was sitting at the computer yesterday (Saturday) typing out some rubbish or the other when for some unknown reason I suddenly twigged how those “Little Planet” images are taken.  So I grabbed the Canon 5D MkII and a fish … Continue reading

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