Monthly Archives: September 2010

A short HD video of the New Forest Observatory control centre

Here you can find a short Video clip of the triple screen system at the NFO control centre.  This video was taken on the Canon 5D MkII DSLR camera using a 14mm fish eye lens.  The movie clip was uploaded on … Continue reading

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Stop Press!! Stop Press!! Astrofest March 2011 Tenerife

Details to follow!!!

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Whisky tasting at Farthings 17th September 2010

Sir Patrick had a Whisky tasting event he hosted at Farthings on 17th September 2010 and we were educated in all things distilled by Dr. Andrew M. Forrester who is the Balvenie Ambassador U.K.  Some rather fine Whiskies were sampled … Continue reading

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Star Vistas – the Exhibition – the Photo Gallery, Bristol

After a very succesful Exhibition of the Star Vistas images at the ArtSway gallery – Star Vistas will now be showing at the Photo Gallery in Bristol from October 23rd until November 3rd 2010.  There will be a Preview and … Continue reading

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High speed flash image on Meridian News & Weather last night

One of my high speed flash images appeared last night on Meridian TV 🙂 Video clip Copyright Meridian TV.

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The largest, highest resolution, deep-sky print to date

Noel has just processed our largest deep-sky dataset to-date (there is a larger one waiting to be finished).  This is the Cocoon nebula with the associated  huge dark nebulosity.  The picture below shows a print I just made on the … Continue reading

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mini-WASP, the latest

Well with the Sky 90 doing the imaging and the poor C11 just acting as a guide scope we are rapidly coming to the point where I go the whole hog and move over to mini-WASP imaging.  Doesn’t look like … Continue reading

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First light with the Sky 90 back on board

Put the Sky 90 plus SXVF-M25C back on top of the C11, so once again my beautiful 11″ reflector has been relegated to the role of guide scope 🙁  Anyway – I was trying to get the Stock 2 region … Continue reading

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Exhibition at ArtSway

The Exhibition opening went extremely well last night with standing room only for my presentation on “The Magic of Photography”.  The Exhibition runs over the weekend, and then the next chance to see the images and hear a (different) presentation … Continue reading

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Fantastic News!!!

Yesterday I received the best news I’ve had in a really long time – I’ve been granted early retirement from the University – YIPPEEEEEE!! I can now pursue all my interests without the incessant distraction of the day job 🙂 🙂

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