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Projects undertaken at New Forest Observatory

Summer Solstice 2022

Today is Summer Solstice 2022 for us Northern Hemispherers. Tonight I will bring in the photopaper from the pinhole camera (image above) that has been tracking the Sun daily since December 21st 2021. Tomorrow we should see a solargraph of … Continue reading

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Aldebaran with Ring Flare

I reprocessed Aldebaran with ring flare so it would look similar to Spica and Arcturus.

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Spica – The Brightest Bluest Star in the Sky

Spica – the Brightest Bluest star in the sky. Reprocessed 22/04/2015 data taken on the Sky90 array with the M26C OSC CCDs. 33 subs at 5-minutes per sub. Spica is Alpha Virginis, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo.

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Arcturus and Napoleon’s Hat

From 03-06-2015 a 2-frame mosaic of Arcturus taken with the Sky90 array and the M26C OSC CCDs. Each frame was 30 subs at 4-minutes per sub. In the 5 o’clock position is the asterism called “Napoleon’s Hat”.

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Epsilon Cassiopeiae and Greg’s Lambda

Reprocessed data from 09/09/2015 – the bright star towards centre bottom is Epsilon Cassiopeiae (the topmost left star in the Cassiopeia “W”) – and in the 11 o’clock position is an interesting asterism I call “Greg’s Lambda” as noone else … Continue reading

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Kemble’s Cascade

This is Kemble’s Cascade in the constellation Camelopardalis – and in this image the Cascade has been made more apparent by using the Akira Fujii effect. Another old data reprocess from 22/09/2015. This is a 4-frame mosaic using the Sky90 … Continue reading

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Aldebaran – the Eye of the Bull

A reprocess from 08/12/2022 – this is a 2-frame mosaic using the Sky90 array and M26C OSC CCDs of the Aldebaran region. A total of 66 subs at 2-minutes per sub.

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Rosette Nebula Reprocess

This is a reprocess from 03/02/2016. The Rosette nebula captured using the Sky90 array and the M26C OSC CCDs. This is only 6 subs, but at 2500-seconds (just over 41-minutes) per sub, giving a total exposure time of just over … Continue reading

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Carbon Star T Cancri

A reprocess of data from 14/03/2016 – this is Carbon star T Cancri in the constellation Cancer captured using the Sky90 array and the M26C OSC CCDs. 18 subs at 10-minutes per sub.

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Bright Blue Star Delta Persei

This is a Sky90 array/M26C OSC CCD image of the bright blue star Delta Persei. This is a total of 72 subs using 450-second sub-exposure times.

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