Sunday, November 28, 2010

My first telescope.

I've been cleaning up my old scope for one of my grandchildren to use. It's a 3" reflector of unknown make (label fell of years ago).
It's a bit bashed about but it still works.
He-he, I say my first scope, I've only ever owned three, and two of them I bought within the last 5 years.
Here is the first image that I took with it at the start of this blog, before I got my main scope that I use now.
Not bad for a scope that is nearly 50 years old!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Casting giant shadows - LRO.

The eastern inner wall of the farside crater Moore F.

Credit [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].
The original TIFF file was 330Mb!
Idea from LPOD.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Phobos - another one of those sc-fi pictures.

Phobos over Mars' limb.
Credit: ESA / DLR / FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

Monday, November 22, 2010

M81 & M82 re-processed from March 2010.

M45 again, more subs.

Took 3hours to process this. 391 images totalling 3hours 39mins @1600ISO, flats, darks and bias applied.
There is more and more detail being dragged out from my street lamp soaked skies.

Always nice to get published in Astronomy Now magazine.

Astronomy Now magazine.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Damp astronomy.

As you can see... rubbish seeing as well.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Comet Hartley 2 first pics.

It's incredible to think that this is what I've been imaging.

Credit JPL.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

OT: Romanesco Cauliflower.

Just had one of these turn up in our organic veg box, amazing eh?

Fractal Cauliflower