Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged

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Monthly Archives: March 2009

iTunes U

If anyone uses iTunes for any reason you may want to have a look at something called iTunes U. A number of academic institutions have put up podcasts on various topics. So far I have only checked the listings for the OU and there are video podcasts on there for Astronomy and Planetary Science. They […]

Saturn

During my three hour marathon yesterday evening, I must have spent at least an hour trying to get some shots of Saturn and these are just about all I got. I took 18 shots all told, half of them show nothing at all and of the remaining nine, eight of them look very similar to […]

The Pink Smudge‼

Well here it is, the clump of pinkish pixels which caused me so much excitement last weekend. It’s still a bit of mystery to me, though it’s certainly not something on the Sun. It doesn’t appear in the best image I have of the Sun, uploaded here. http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/lh/photo/q__2mTh8anx9Kpty7PSTXA?feat=directlink And it’s not there in the Venus […]

Observing, 20th March 2009

Out observing for almost three hours tonight. I never realised that 7° could feel so cold, it was quite still so no wind chill but really cold by the time I came in. I would have stayed out longer but the alignment appeared to have wandered. Tried to setup the ‘scope using ‘Auto two star’ […]