Tag: messier

May 22, 2014 / Astronomy

Over a week ago now I had an intense astronomy evening with my tame scientist. There weren’t many hours between sunset and moonrise so we worked fast to try and…

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April 20, 2014 / Astronomy

I’ve been amassing the components of my astrophotography rig over time. Before Christmas I got hold of a guide scope and I attempted to rig up a modified webcam as…

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January 26, 2014 / Astronomy

Last week a new type 1a supernova (SN2014J) was spotted in Messier 82 – better known as the Cigar Galaxy. I was desperate to photograph it but the weather was not…

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December 6, 2013 / Astronomy
December 1, 2013 / Astronomy

This was my telescope’s first outing since I fixed up its mirror cell. A quick glance at a bright star in the city seemed to indicate that the problem was…

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November 24, 2013 / Astronomy

I’m still suffering with triangular stars caused by pinched optics, but last night I decided to head out and enjoy some astronomy anyway. I’m still a relative beginner at astrophotogrpahy…

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November 20, 2013 / Astronomy
October 11, 2013 / Astronomy
October 6, 2013 / Astronomy

This morning I published a picture of the Andromeda galaxy, with some notes about my method a vow to improve my technique. I pondered the image processing and decided to…

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October 6, 2013 / Astronomy