Monthly Archives: November 2007

High Speed Flash News

STOP PRESS!!!! Really great news!!! Parker Technology have signed an agreement with High Speed Flash dot com whereby HSF have the exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights to my High Speed Flash technology. I am extremely pleased that this arrangement brings the potential … Continue reading

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Star Vistas Update

The Parker/Carboni coffee-table book “Star Vistas” has been accepted for publication by a major publisher.  We are currently discussing the contractual Agreement and hope we can make an announcement within the week!  Watch this space

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Practical Astronomer Magazine (December 2007)

In the December 2007 issue of Practical Astronomer the Editor (Eddie Guscott) interviews Greg Parker about his imaging from the New Forest Observatory and his collaboration with Noel Carboni via the Internet. This is a 6-page interview and makes the … Continue reading

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Photoshop CS3 Upgrade

At 8.00 a.m. this morning an upgrade to Photoshop CS3 arrived.  Within half an hour I was creating mosaics from frames that Photoshop CS2 simply couldn’t handle.  The image below is a 15-framer, stitched together perfectly by CS3.  This upgrade … Continue reading

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Dick Miller Article (November 2007)

Dick Miller, who took many of the images in the “Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies” book, visited the New Forest Observatory towards the end of Summer [September 2007] and wrote this report (warning: it is a 2MB PDF file) for the November … Continue reading

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Book Signing Delayed

Springer New York sold the complete U.S.A. stock (pre-publication) to a book club and are now awaiting the second print run due January 2008. There is apparently a shipment of books on its way to Germany for the European market … Continue reading

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The Flaming Star Nebula and Companion

We have a new image for you to enjoy! This is the IC410/405 region in Auriga – the Flaming Star Nebula and Companion.  To produce this image took around 16.5 hours: 5.5 hours of RGB in 750-second subs 6 hours … Continue reading

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3rd Appleton Space Conference

Great News! I’m giving a talk at the 3rd Appleton Space Conference which is being held at the Rutherford Appleton Lab on the 6th December 2007. My subject is “Astronomy from Home”.  Unfortunately, the conference isn’t open to the public but … Continue reading

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The Totally Amazing Hyperstar Concept

When I originally bought the Celestron Nexstar 11 GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector way back in April-May 2002, I did so because it could use the highly innovative Hyperstar lens, and at that time there was no Meade equivalent. The Hyperstar is … Continue reading

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Using Astro-Imaging Techniques with Terrestrial Photos

I thought I’d talk about techniques and show how some of the techniques used to create our deep-sky astroimages can be used in terrestrial photography as well.  For example, the two images of North Weirs in the New Forest (just … Continue reading

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