Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Orion nebula on Simon Parkin’s Meridian Weather 21/01/2011

Simon Parkin used a New Forest Observatory image of the Orion nebula on last night’s Meridian Weather programme.  As you will know, Orion is crossing the southern horizon now and is due south around 9:00 p.m.  It won’t be too … Continue reading

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I’m now building an ark in the garden

Yet another day of rain.  Ye Gods – will this ever end?  I have a horrible feeling that Lovelock has got it spot on.

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Do irrational numbers actually exist?

It shows how bad the weather is, and has been, I am reduced to looking at number theory 🙂  I am not a Mathematician by any stretch of the imagination, so my basic question may already be well known, but … Continue reading

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Book your 2011 specialist DSLR Photography Course now

The beginning of this year has seen a rush on the specialist DSLR courses we offer (I have no idea why) and unfortunately there are no spaces available now until June 2011.  Please check out the range of courses offered on … Continue reading

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What a coincidence

Around mid day today this guy came wandering down the street as bold as brass.  Saw him through the study double-glazing, and fortunately he stopped off in the neighbour’s garden to grab a bite to eat.  This gave me enough … Continue reading

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The New Forest Observatory control room – update

Here is my son’s old TV monitor together with the 4 x 24″ Prolite E2407HDS IIYAMA monitors that are the heart of the New Forest Observatory control room.

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Wowser!! What a way to start 2011!!

Happy New Year to you all – and what a way to start the New Year!!  Just got back from the morning dog walk and snapped off a few frames of this bird about half a mile away.  Sorry the … Continue reading

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IOM January 2011 – M1 the Crab nebula in Taurus

Happy New Year to you all – I hope the hangover from last night’s celebrations isn’t too bad 🙂 The imaging object for this month is one of the most famous supernova remnants, and the first entry in Messier’s catalogue … Continue reading

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