About Astrojohn

I am a science geek! Interests Astronomy, Skiing, Philosophy, basically any form of technology including writing automation software for my observatory. I will also share this with others using the same EQMOD/Astroart tool set.

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Eclipse of the moon!

Eclipse of the moon

You will need to know the format of files in your TEMP files

I have included a sample TEMP file for the ObsMGr10. This gives you the file naming conventions I have used for Master Darks and Flats: MD30B1 for example is a 30 sec master dark binned 1X1 For the flats the names are more obvious except that after L,R,G,B I have used filter slot numbers. eg […]

Observation manager 10 for Astroart 7.0 Now on Download!

Ok As requested the new Observation manager and Script Runner for Astroart 7.0 with all the new automation features for preprocessing and time series variable image collection and processing now available.

You will also need a temp file on the desktop for all your images and log files. You can put this anywhere as long […]

One of the nicest tree tunnels in UK

This is Halnaker Tunnel near Chichester. Really photogenic tree lined tunnel

 

Halnaker Tunnel

Clear night at Woodland Observatory – 8/10/2018

The sky was clear but a lot of heat rising from the ground. 3 X 300 seconds for R G B with RC Astrograph Processed with Observation manager 9.12e using Astroart 7 script interface.

 

 

Latest Spectra of bright star Phad in Plough

This is an easy one as it is an A0 spectral type.

Type Ao with SA200 grating

19th March M51

M51 2X300sec per colour

Just a quick image as I was trying to set up my new SA200. Without much success!!

AAVSO Award!

Time flies when you are busy!!

Quick Monochrome image of the Triangulum Pinwheel -PGC 5818 in V filter.

 

Very short exposure to look for Supernova on 19 Nov 2017!Nearly 3 million Light Years away (NGC 0589)

Very core of our nearest Galaxy – Andromeda at 2.5 Million Light years.

Bit too big for my field of view (26′ by 21′). But nice pic of the inner […]

Interesting that a medium sized telescope can find objects orbiting stars 880LY away!

Yes, this is the result of a star measurement session. A time series of V filtered measurements of RW Tri at 880LY. From this information you can estimate sizes of objects and rotational period.

RW Tri Time Series.