Friday, June 29, 2007

Hubble Catches Jupiter Changing Its Stripes.

Massive Jupiter is undergoing dramatic atmospheric changes that have never been seen before with the keen "eye" of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Astronomy Picture of the Day... amazing

ISS captured from ground based telescope.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cassini-Huygens; Saturns rings.

Saturn Cassini-Huygens spacecraft image taken on June 25, 2007 and received on Earth June 26, 2007. The camera was pointing toward PROMETHEUS at approximately 1,551,357 kilometers away.


Here's looking at you kid.

What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At 13:00 GMT on 8 May 2003, the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) had an opportunity to find out.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Liquid mirror lunar telescope.

Here's a good idea!
Scientists may have found a way to make a new telescope that is more powerful than current space telescopes by a factor of a thousand. The secret to the design? A liquid mirror.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Jupiter & Moons 18th June 2007

I think that Jupiter is rather low to image from the UK at present ;-) ... well for me anyway.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Space Shuttle Atlantis smoke plumes.

The drifting smoke plumes from the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis (out of frame) swirl above the Vehicle Assembly Building near sunset.

Text & image credit NASA.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Venus 10th June 2007

Using 4x Imagemate.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

New HiRISE image site.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Venus 6th June 2007

Using 2.5x TV Powermate and Toucam Pro with stacked #58 Green and #80A Medium Blue filter.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Moon from 25th May 2007

Haven't done much imaging recently, so here's one from last month that I didn't process... until now.

Sunset 4th June 2007

New Observatory roof!

My old roof had gone a bit warped last year in the sun, so I spent the other day re-making a new roof. This time with anti-reflecting materials... i.e., some hardboard that was laminated white from Wicks ;-)
My old roof was just the painted perspex, and it used to let a lot of heat in. Now the temperature has dropped by about 15-20 degrees :-)
I got the work done just in time, the other week we had a whole day of rain and the roof worked super.

Below is a picture of the scope in action.

I like this roof, I can have a section open at a time, depending on what I'm doing, therefore it's much more snug.

The Cardoon's getting big!