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Monthly Archives: January 2023
The star at centre is SAO 132035 a (very red) s-type star lying just to the east of Rigel. As per usual there’s a nice blue star close-by to the bright red star
Another reprocess of the Rosette data – all the Hyperstar data was overlaid on all the Sky90 data using Registar and a mean/median mix.
The brightest star in the Northern Celestial Hemisphere.
Sometimes, when all you want is an impactful star image – you find Nature conspires against you. The 3 bright stars running diagonally from bottom left to top right in this image are the Belt Stars of Orion. Bottom left … Continue reading
I am thinking about publishing a book which is just on stars – no galaxies, no nebulae – just stars. So that is single bright star images, clusters, asterisms and small constellations. I just had a quick look through some … Continue reading
Out of all my bright, single star images, I think this one is my favourite. Sirius – the brightest star in the sky. Two-frame (vertical) mosaic with camera in landscape mode. 3 x Sky90 refractors and 3 x M26C (non-Trius) … Continue reading
Just received some very sad news that my high-speed videographer friend Tony Allen passed away last week. We had a fantastic day in Tony’s studio in Oxford (quite a few years ago now) taking high-speed flash (stills) shots of water-filled … Continue reading
One of the brightest, reddest stars in the sky – the Garnet Star – Mu Cephei – in the nebula IC1396. A star reduced reprocess.
Star reduction does a nice job on a deep Sky90 image of the Pleiades.