Monthly Archives: July 2007

Quartz – Rock of Ages

Yes yes I know poor title choice, I am a Def Leppard fan after all. Anyway this post is really about quartz the rock, you know put a voltage across it and it pulses regularly to keep your wrist watch nice & accurate. Well I’ve always had a thing...

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Home Education – an Intro

In Britain it is, quite correctly, the case that all children must have access to education. This access should enable the child to function within their lifestyle & social group whilst not obstructing them from changing lifestyle & socio-economic group, if they so choose. The way in which this...

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Seeing Red

I enjoy utilising many different techniques for my photography. One particularly interesting avenue is infra-red exposures. The picture below was taken using Ilford SFX film on a Pentax SuperME camera: SFX was a B&W film that was specifically sensitised to far red & infra-red wavelengths. The effect, when photographing...

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M27 Dumbbell Nebula

Another clear night has allowed me to photograph my first ‘Planetary Nebula’. M27 is a stunning example of such objects.   As normal, click on the image above for details & close-ups. Formed when a star reaches the end of its main sequence life cycle & blows off much...

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M3 – Globular Cluster

Messier object 3 is a beautiful globular cluster of some 500,000 stars. The picture below is one that I took late on the evening of 18th July ’07. Click on the image to see more details: M3 is viewed in the constellation of Canes Venatici and is about 34...

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