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Projects undertaken at New Forest Observatory

Purchase a High-Quality Print of Any Image You Can See on the New Forest Observatory Website

With the acquisition of the new HP T230 4-colour printer, I am once again able to offer prints of ANY image you see on the NFO site. Print sizes available are A4, A3, A2 with a maximum of A1. Prints … Continue reading

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Large Format Printing Returns to the New Forest Observatory

I have suffered deep-sky large-format printing withdrawal symptoms for far too long now, and gave in yesterday to purchase a new large-format printer. So yesterday I ordered up an HP T230 A1 printer with a ton of accessories from Graphic … Continue reading

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Mu Cephei – the Garnet star

A reprocess of a Sky90/M26C OSC CCD composite image of the Garnet star in the IC1396 nebula.

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A 10-year Project Finally Completed

Last night (staying up until 3 a.m.) I was able to get the 3rd and final frame of this 3-frame mosaic of the whole of Corona Borealis. I first had the idea to capture this one a decade ago, but … Continue reading

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South Dome Makeover

On this beautiful Summer Solstice day – here’s the South Dome (Hyperstar + 2600MC Pro CMOS) done and dusted. De-pollinated (thick layer of yellow pollen removed) and vacuumed out. Just the decking to repaint. But that will wait until after … 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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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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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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