Monthly Archives: February 2011


Unbelievably it was clear last night – and no annoying Moon to contend with either!  But what to image?  I have the H-alpha filter in at the moment so I went for the faint supernova remnant in Cassiopeia – CTB1. … Continue reading

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Daily Mail online

The Sun track pinhole camera image made it into the Daily Mail online 🙂  Not exactly an accurate representation of what went on but I am rather used to it by now 🙂

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Beautiful Betelgeuse

Noel has recently processed just about the only image I’ve taken since the beginning of November 2010 – astronomy-wise, this is the worst spell of weather we’ve had since I started imaging in the Winter of 2004!!  I was hoping that … Continue reading

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Talk and New Page

Gave a talk on “The Magic of Photography” yesterday to the Rhinefield Probus Group.  Nice turn out and some very good questions! You will see a new Page Heading above, namely APODS/EPODS where I have listed all the APODS/EPODS published … Continue reading

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Radio Solent – pinhole camera photography

Also on this Valentine’s Day – you can hear the Radio Solent interview where I discuss the pinhole camera photograph of the Sun’s tracks over a 6-month period.  Tune in to Radio Solent at 4:55 p.m. to listen in 🙂

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mini-WASP array – project sponsors

Please note the new category above, in the header bar, for the New Forest Observatory.  In this section I will list suppliers who have generously helped out with the creation of the mini-WASP imaging array.  First in the list is Kieron of … Continue reading

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The mini-WASP array 2011

As we leave winter and start heading for spring I am coming out of hibernation and beginning the final thrust of getting the mini-WASP array on-line.  Next week I am getting in some quotes for the concrete block and decking … Continue reading

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EPOD for 9th February 2011: 6-month’s worth of Sun trails using a pinhole camera

Well – a very nice and totally unexpected surprise this morning (thank you Jim!) when I opened the EPOD (Earth Science Picture of the Day) page and saw my pinhole camera image of the Sun’s path across the sky.  Taken using a … Continue reading

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AstroFest 2011 High Street Kensington

Went to AstroFest yesterday to catch up with as many equipment vendors as I could – had a great time there.  Met Garik Israelian on the Starmus stand, Gordon Haynes on the Widescreen Centre stand, Michael Hattey on the Starlight Xpress … Continue reading

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The “37” cluster makes Meridian Weather on 04/01/2011

Simon Parkin showed the New Forest Observatory “37” cluster image on his Meridian Weather slot last night.  The 37 cluster is an amazing asterism in the constellation Orion which is now crossing our southern horizon during the evening.  Thank you … Continue reading

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