Monthly Archives: September 2007

Ducks, Wild Horses & Ancient Burials

The other day we took some time out to do one of our educational trips. Such a variety of things and just on our doorstep so I thought that I should post about it. We started off by journeying up towards Clocaenog, a nice trip via Dolgellau & Bala,...

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The making of an Astrophoto

I’m still learning, in fact I hope I always will be. However, I think this may be a good point in my journey to put down some details so that others who are starting out on this fascinating path can pick up a few pointers & ideas. There are some excellent tutorials out...

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M27 The Dumbbell Nebula – revisited

I recently decided to revisit the beautiful planetary nebula that is M27. The plan was to start from scratch, collect several hours of exposure and create a very deep image. However the fates conspired against me – for once my weather forecasting info was inaccurate and heavy cloud came in...

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NGC 7380 The Wizard

I know that I keep telling myself not to attempt deep red nebulae until I have a modified camera but I just can’t help it, I love the deep red Hydrogen emission colours and the mysterious shapes that these nebulae form. Anyway, earlier this month I noticed that NGC7380...

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Orion Nebula, early on a cold frosty morning

Last night was the first frost of the autumn for us; so naturally I stayed out getting cold all night. I had a list of Messier clusters that I wanted to see but apart from that I was also hoping to get a glimpse of M42 & M43 in Orion. It’s...

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