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Monthly Archives: July 2017
Ramanujan said that “An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God” I thought Ramanujan was thinking along the right lines, but maybe a little limited in his thinking. It came to me that maybe The … Continue reading
You may remember, from a long time back, that there was a “Science Gate” episode at the New Forest Observatory. You can read about it here if you scroll down to the section “Godcidentals”. I was contemplating the “Science Gate” … Continue reading
I have very deep data of M13 and for the first time today I took a good look at the image to see if I could find “The Propeller”. And there it was!!
I took this data a few years back. It is a 4-frame mosaic of the Double Cluster/Stock 2 region in Perseus taken with the Sky 90s/M26Cs. Each frame is 2-hours of 3-minute subs and North is to the right. It … Continue reading
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Today’s EPOD is M92 – the ovelooked globular cluster in Hercules.
Noel Carboni put some old Canon 5D MkII (unmodified) data through his new AstroFlat plug-in. I am amazed at the amount of “red” he has managed to pull out from an unmodified DSLR camera!!
You will see in the images below that I have been beta-testing Noel Carboni’s new flattening tool for deep-sky images. This plug-in makes flattening even the most difficult image data a doddle (even I can get good results). If you … Continue reading
A Sky90 array image, 5 hours of 30-minute subs.
A slightly better Arcturus reprocess. Arcturus is the brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere.