Monthly Archives: August 2008

Tamsin's horse model & Photosynth

Tamsin has been working on her first attempt at casting a plaster model of a horse. She’s now finished it and so here are some views of her handy work:   Click image for a larger view … I’m really impressed with it, there are a few air bubbles...

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IC1396 & the Elephant's Trunk

IC1396 is an open cluster with associated nebulosity, located in the constellation of Cepheus, some 2400 light years away. It is seen with bright Ha emissions & dark dust lanes, some of which are concealing young proto stars. Within the cluster there are 2 nebulae designated IC1396A & IC1396B....

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Jupiter's Moons '08

After what I think was 2 months of cloud, last night gave me a welcome view of the night sky. Conditions did not look as if they would last, so whilst setting up for a deep sky shot of IC1396 (post to follow) I took a quick snapshot of...

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Jay – Garrulus glandarius

The Eurasian Jay is a colourful member of the crow family and is resident across most of Europe. Jays breed in various types of woodland but prefer oak, for its abundance of acorns. We are lucky enough to have a reasonable number of these rather shy birds, breeding locally....

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Gatcombe Park – Festival of Eventing

Last weekend saw the culmination of the Gatcombe Park Festival of British Eventing presented by BETA. We were fortunate enough to be press photographers at the event. The first thing that I must say is that it was a pleasure to be working there, the organisation was excellent and...

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