Monthly Archives: March 2008

Of Rainbows, Halos and Equinoxes

Despite all the inclement weather, we have recently been treated to views of some varied & beautiful phenomenon in the sky. Here’s a pictorial account of the last week’s worth: The other day Tamsin & I were off on the hills of mid Wales when we saw a stunning,...

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Eyarth Tarragon

Tamsin has a new pony, Eyarth Tarragon. It was almost dusk when we got home, but I just had to rattle a few pics off in the evening gloom 🙂  (ie. excuse the slow shutter speed of the first picture!)   Click image for a larger view … He’s...

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Barnard's Loop & Orion

Earlier on in the Winter, I promised a deeper Orion image. Well with the arrival of my 13nm Ha filter, I’ve been able to take a first shot at this.   Click image for a larger view … It’s now getting towards the wrong time of year for me...

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The Leo Triplet

The 3 Galaxies named: Messier 65 (Mag 9.3   SB 12.80) Messier 66 (Mag 8.9   SB 12.70) NGC 3628  (Mag 10.3 SB 14.21) make up the Leo Triplet, a classic cluster of Galaxies, as shown below.   Click on image for a larger view … CameraOpticsFocal LengthFocal RatioISOAutoguiding?SubsTotal Exposure Canon...

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Spring Flowers and St David's Day

Well it’s always nice to have some Daffodils in flower for St David’s Day, and this year the garden has duly obliged. I do like Leeks too, but they’re best cooked in butter and served up with a joint of Welsh Black cooked in Red Wine. So my preferred...

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