Monthly Archives: January 2013

Globular cluster M56 lost in a Milky Way background

Noel Carboni just processed this earlier Hyperstar III data of the globular cluster M56 almost lost in a rich Milky Way background star field.  

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Purchase of non deep-sky images

If you wish to purchase High-Speed Flash, “Little Planet”, Photomicroscopy or Macro images, then please check out what is available on the Scientific Artist web site.

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This afternoon I fixed a fault with the Paramount ME myself.

Just a few weeks after I started to run the Paramount ME I hit trouble – the mount would not home in declination properly.  When I hit “home”, the declination axis would move in a clockwise direction, go past the … Continue reading

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Hind’s Crimson Star

Taken in early January 2013 using the mini-WASP array.  18 subs at 4-minutes per sub using all 3 cameras – so 216 imaging minutes in total – the mini-WASP array really grabs the maximum amount of data in the shortest … Continue reading

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New Forest Observatory this morning

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Today’s Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) is the recent Sirius image

Got today’s Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) with the recent Sirius image.  Thank you Jim for continuing to publish our work 🙂

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Robofocus units fitted to the TS 80mm triplet APOs

I just realised when explaining to someone how I fitted the two Robofocus units to the TS 80mm triplet APOs that I had not published an image of the setup here on the NFO site.  So here it is 🙂

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Beautiful blue Bellatrix

Here is a recent Noel Carboni process of another bright star in Orion – this time it is Bellatrix on Orion’s shoulder taken using the mini-WASP array.

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A new course for 2013

Due to having received several requests – the New Forest Observatory now offers another course for astronomers. “Constructing an observatory for imaging or observing” is the latest course we have on offer – please check the “Courses” section for details.

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A New Year’s Day treat – Sirius 2-framer

We unexpectedly got a few clear hours (unfortunately not Moonless) on New Year’s Day 2013 – this is after a whole month of cloud and rain!  We are now back to the cloud and rain again, so that one clear … Continue reading

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