Monthly Archive: January 2014

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The Heart Nebula – 25/01/2014

This is the Heart Nebula, also known as IC 1805, imaged on the evening of 25th January 2014.  It’s an emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia, which is a counterpart of the nearby...

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The Rosette Nebula (Caldwell 49) – 23/01/2014

This is my first image of another of the finest objects in the sky.  This is the object known as Caldwell 49, or more descriptively, the Rosette nebula.  It is an emission nebula in...

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My First Supernova!

The first is always the best! on 23rd January 2014, I captured an image of Supernova J2014 in M82 (the Cigar Galaxy) in Ursa Major.  It appeared a few days before, and shows up...

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Horsehead and Flame Nebulae in Orion – 04/01/2014

I’ve finally got my first image of my favourite set of objects in the entire sky – the Horsehead nebula (IC 434) and Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) complex in Orion.   These objects are...

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Planning an Imaging session with SkySafari

During last night’s imaging session, I got to try out a feature that I’ve wondered about since I started using SkySafari. One thing i always had trouble with previously was visualising exactly what I...

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What’s a Telrad? – A Short Introduction

A question I’ve been asked quite a few times when at public astro society events concerns the black box that is perennially attached to the side of my 200P Newtonian.  I’ve also been surprised...