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  1. ISS flyover 4/10/2014 from South Dakota

    That is majorly impressive!!!!!!! Greg
  2. Crikey..!!!

    WOW!! Amazing find thanks to DNA testing. I found out the highest percentage in me was IRISH Greg
  3. Crikey..!!!

    Lovely images!! I lived in Horsham, W. Sussex, U.K. for a number of years. Actually met an Aussie on holiday in Horsham (U.K.) who came from Horsham (Australia). Greg
  4. Whole Transit of Mercury

    Well I still haven't had the first imaging run of the season yet which makes this the worst year for imaging since I started this nonsense in Autumn 2004. Greg
  5. Whole Transit of Mercury

    Here is the whole of the Transit of Mercury courtesy of NASA's SDO. One image every 15-minutes from 12:45 a.m. until 18:00 Greg
  6. M20 RGB 2 pane Mosaic

    WOW!!!!!!! That is a BELTER Greg
  7. It would be funny if we were not living through it. Greg
  8. Not sure if I posted this one years ago - but I just came across it again. A 9-microsecond freeze of an air rifle pellet taking out 2 eggs. The air rifle pellet can be seen off to the far left. And the eggs were later eaten by the dog - so no waste. Greg
  9. For a number of reasons I've decided to quit Facebook - so it's either here or www.newforestobservatory.com for my latest piccies Greg
  10. test image ngc 2024

    I've seen nothing but good reports on the 10 micron. Greg
  11. 6 minute ISS pass

    This was an interesting exercise that I almost got right. A long 6-minute pass of the ISS last night, so long that it went out of the field of view of the fisheye lens. So I rotated the camera as the ISS went over the meridian and carried on imaging. Didn't realise that I had managed to get that tree in on the far left so I made the mistake of rotating the camera a 3rd time - and unfortunately the 3rd dataset wouldn't merge with the first two sets. So I don't get the ISS moving behind the tree Never mind, I'll know what to do next time. The ISS trail is in 5-second bits as it was still pretty light at 19:15 and this was at ISO 100 (my minimum). Greg
  12. Coddington's nebula

    This is a composite image of Coddington's nebula together with Carbon star SAO 15274 (bottom left hand corner) taken with the Sky 90 array. 5 hours last night and around 12 hours over 2 nights some time ago. Greg
  13. Greg's "3" asterism

    I recently took an image of Greg's "3" asterism in Leo on the 200mm lenses. In this image I have inserted old Sky 90 data. Greg
  14. Flaming Star

    7 hours of 30-minute subs on the Flaming Star nebula region in Auriga. Need at least another 7 hours on this one. Greg
  15. Flaming Star

    Cheers Shane - sounds great from the cooling alone!! Greg
  16. Flaming Star

    Which camera Shane?? Greg
  17. Flaming Star

    Yes on cold nights -25C is no problem - but during the summer -15C is the best I can do. Greg
  18. M44 region

    I got 18 x 15-minute subs with the 200mm lenses on this region last night and combined it with some earlier 200mm data. Greg
  19. M44 region

    Combining with the other data reduced a lot of the muck, but also I took a load off the left hand side in the first one that I didn't have to do in the second one Greg
  20. M81 region

    A quick process of last night's data. This is 8 x 30-min subs on the M81 region with the 200mm lenses. Nothing special about the galaxies - but look how well the Integrated Flux Nebula (galactic cirrus) shows up. Might well get some more hours on this region with the 200mm lenses Greg
  21. M44 region

    Here's the reprocessed image using up to date calibration files. The two bright red stars over to the left are both Carbon Stars. Greg
  22. M44 region

    Just realised that last night's data was actually buggered because the calibration files weren't right for one of the cameras. End of last year one of the cameras went back for repair - I didn't redo the BIAS and FLAT frames, and a close look at last night's image shows artefacts. So right now I'm making up new sets of BIAS and FLAT frames for both cameras, and then I'll redo the last 3 sets of data. Greg
  23. Flaming Star

    Yes it was -5C when I took that image - but it seems to be warming up again now - back into double figures Greg
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