Monthly Archives: January 2009

New look to NFO galleries – be seated first!

Dave Parker has created a new look for the New Forest Observatory galleries.  To view these – first of all make sure you are seated!  Now download Cool Iris Now go to the images section and open up the nebula … Continue reading

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IYA 2009 event Southampton University

The Astronomy Group at the University of Southampton will be holding an International Year of Astronomy event on 1st April 2009 at the University.  Yours truly will be giving a lecture on “Deep-Sky Imaging from the New Forest Observatory” at … Continue reading

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Percy B Molesworth – Amateur Astronomer

 Read about the amateur astronomer Percy B Molesworth written by Nalaka Gunawardene, research assistant to Arthur C Clarke for over 20 years.  Nalaka has kindy allowed NFO to host this article for your viewing.  Percy B Molesworth operated out of Sri Lanka and … Continue reading

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Star Vistas and AstroFest 2009

Noel Carboni has applied for a passport renewal, meaning that it looks like he’ll be attending the Star Vistas book signing at AstroFest 2009 on Saturday February 7th.  This is quite likely the only time in the near future that … Continue reading

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M36 and NGC1931

With the odd clear hour here and there, plus an intrusive Moon, it has been cluser time for the beginning of January.  Noel has just finished processing M36 in Auriga, and this image unexpectedly threw up a bonus object – … Continue reading

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Star Vistas at AstroFest 2009

Not long to go now for the International Year of Astronomy AstroFest conference at South Kensington – February 6th & 7th.  Springer are pulling out all the stops to get copies of Star Vistas to AstroFest on time for a … Continue reading

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The answer is NOT 42!!

 Noel has just processed this recent image taken in Orion.  A nice little open cluster, which sits in the centre of this frame. Zoom in on the cluster and you will see that unlike the Douglas Adams prediction whe answer … Continue reading

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Back on line :)

The New Forest Observatory web site hit some technical difficulties yesterday, I hope you now find us back once again in good condition 🙂

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Earth Science Picture of the Day [EPOD] January 14th 2009

Hey!  Looks like we got today’s EPOD with the deeeeeeeep Coathanger Cluster image 🙂  Thank you Jim at EPOD for publishing this one!

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IOM January 2009: The Great Nebula in Orion at Infrared Wavelengths

Being January, Orion once again is the obvious choice for deep-sky imaging.  But how about some deep-sky imaging with a difference?  What about some infrared imaging?  Silicon-based CCD detectors will detect photons up to 1um in wavelength, although the efficiency … Continue reading

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