Next talk: 2020-Apr-08 - Planetary Nebulae - Carolian AS
In the interests of making life simpler, I've moved my website to a hosted solution on Mythic Beasts. I've also moved from Wordpress to Hugo. Hugo is a static website builder - basically you write your website in Markdown files and Hugo runs and creates the pages. Then they are uploaded to the web host. Being static the site should be both quicker and more secure. It will take a while to transfer content from the old site, and some will never get moved.
A quick imaging session on iTelescope T21 resulted in this image of the supernova in NGC 4636.
Here is my second solargraph - from March 2018 to September 2018. The pinhole camera was a lager beer can, with a sheet of Ilford Mulitgrade 5x7 paper which fits perfectly without cutting. Not as nice a picture as my first attempt. Second solargraph - 2018 10 30
Just to document the deployment of a solargraph pinhole camera on 2018 March 25. This pinhole camera uses a lager beer can, with a sheet of Ilford Mulitgrade 5x7 paper which fits perfectly without cutting. Beercan solarcam
My first total solar eclipse was in 1999 - we travelled to France and had a camp-site in the path of totality, so had a good view and little to do on the day except get prepared, and enjoy the experience. Although there have been a few reasonably accessible total eclipses since then, the 2017 total eclipse which was due to travel across the whole width of the country seemed like too good a chance to miss.
Using the camera I constructed at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the workshop run by Nick Sayers (@NickSayers) Exposure run from 2016 06 20 to 2016 12 24 Developed on 2016 12 26 Solargraph 20160620 to 20161224.