Author Archives: Greg Parker

Picture of the Week

The Jellyfish nebula region, with Tejat (Mu-Geminorum) on the left and Propus on the right, is this week’s Picture of the Week. This was quite a long project with just a single Sky90 and an M25C OSC CCD. Why was … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

The full extent of the California Nebula is this week’s “Picture of the Week”. This is a combination of both data from the 200mm lenses with M26C OSC CCDs, and the Sky90 array with M26C OSC CCDs. I think I … Continue reading

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Greg’s Lambda Asterism

This is a 2-frame mosaic using the Sky90 array and M26C OSC CCDs. Centre-bottom is the bright star Epsilon Cassiopei, and above left is the asterism Greg’s Lambda.

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The Methuselah Star!

Is that the most boring and uninspiring star field you have seen on here to date? Quite possibly. But the brightest star you can see here, almost dead centre, is none other than the Methuselah star!! SAO159459, HIP76976, HD140283 – … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week is M33 – the Triangulum Galaxy. At the risk of becoming boringly repetitive, this is yet another object with very many total imaging hours, probably well over 15 in total. This has been imaged using all … Continue reading

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Little Planet Shot of the New Forest Observatory

Took this “Little Planet” shot of the observatories today as a record. Brilliant sunshine made the PTGUI blender panic, but I’ll just leave as is for now.

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Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week is gorgeous M13 – the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules. Again, many hours have gone into this one using several different cameras, several different versions of the Hyperstar, and also the Sky90 refractor at f#4.5. Another … Continue reading

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Last Night’s ISS pass

Last night’s ISS pass kicked off around 10:23 p.m. and was a nice 6-minutes long. Ursa Major again centre of image (right way up this time) with Arcturus at the bottom of the shot.

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ISS Pass Last Night

Last night was a 6-minute pass of the ISS starting at 10:26 p.m. As the sky was still fairly light I took (roughly) 20-second exposures. In the middle, upside down, you can see Ursa Major. Follow the handle of the … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week

Picture of the Week is my many total imaging hours M31 – the Andromeda galaxy. Lost count on the total number of Sky90/M26C OSC CCD hours that have gone into this one. Probably 15 or more and certainly well within … Continue reading

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