Monthly Archives: June 2013

Beaten to it by ACC – yet again!

Just ten minutes ago I had one of those “hair raising on the back of the neck” moments.  I am reading Arthur C Clarke’s book “Astounding Days” and on page 186 I come across this bombshell sentence. “I am tempted … Continue reading

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A wildlife-free future?

In this month’s National Geographic magazine there was a pretty unpleasant reminder of the destructive nature of man.  I won’t go into the unsavory details but it basically spelt out how morons in several European countries are decimating the migratory … Continue reading

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And all I ask ……………

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.

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DSS data for the California nebula has been processed

You can see a full colour image of the California nebula processed from DSS2 data here. The nebula extends to quite a way below the leftmost part of the image – it’s VERY big!

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That’s it – no more!

I carried on adding some new frames to the mega Tulip nebula DSS mosaic until the computer gave up.  So this is it for now, the computer can’t handle any more 🙂  Note the ultra bright red S-type star AA … Continue reading

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EPOD for today is Avebury Stone Circle

The Earth Science Picture of the Day for June 21st 2013 is Avebury Stone Circle.  It was a beautiful day at both Avebury and Stonehenge last month during the Bank Holiday week.  Never seen so many people before at Stonehenge. … Continue reading

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Some more processed DSS data

I am building up a big panorama around the Tulip nebula in Cygnus by downloading and processing DSS red and blue datafiles.  Simply fantastic data to work with.

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The Webb Deep-Sky Society

I gave my talk about the New Forest Observatory at the Webb Deep-Sky Society AGM in Cambridge yesterday, 15/06/2013. I had a great time there and would like to say a big thank you guys and I really appreciate the … Continue reading

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2 Carbon stars and nebulosity in Cygnus

Not having the day job has given me a new imaging experience – the ability to image during June 🙂  With the day job I used to give up imaging half way through May (if not earlier) due to the … Continue reading

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NGC 6791 and Carbon star U Lyrae in the constellation Lyra

Managed to grab 7 x 10 minute subs on all 3 mini-WASP cameras before the cloud I had been watching finally arrived from France.  Glad really as it meant I could have an early 12:30 a.m. night. This is open … Continue reading

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