Category Archives: Observatory
I worked in the observatory from 10 p.m. until 1:15 a.m. this morning getting the Sky90 array tuned up and ready to go. All 3 Sky90s are now well-aligned and the collimation on each camera is spot on. We’re ready … Continue reading
Well last night was an extremely rare, beautiful clear and Moonless night. I had 2 main things to get on with, one get the array in the North Dome polar aligned and all the cameras/scopes set up ready for imaging, … Continue reading
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.