Boxing Day 2011 will be a day to remember for me 🙂 My New Forest Observatory web site http://www.newforestobservatory.com/ exceeded 250,000 visits this morning! Happy New Year.
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Limited Edition Astronomical, Mathematical and Scientific prints from the Scientific Artist
You can purchase signed and numbered Limited Edition prints of any image you see on the Scientific Artist web site by e-mailing me at email@example.com
You can also purchase signed and numbered Limited Edition prints of any image you see on the New Forest Observatory web site by e-mailing me at the above address.
Print runs are limited to just 250 except for size A4 which is unlimited. Prices are as follows and includes free U.K. delivery:
A4 – £18 +VAT A3 – £35 + VAT A2 – £65 + VAT A1 – £85 +VAT
I can also produce prints of well-known mathematical constants to 10,000 decimal places (or more if you like, e-mail me for your request) including Pi, e and the Golden Ratio. If there is a Mathematical object (or constant) that you would like and it does not appear in the Scientific Artist gallery just contact me to see if I can create it for you.
Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) for 12th September 2011
This 3-frame image of the Cocoon nebula and the dark trailing nebulosity with a Milky Way backdrop made today’s Earth Science Picture of the Day – EPOD.
Thank you Jim for continuing to publish the work of the Scientific Artist 🙂
First Light image for the mini-WASP array at the New Forest Observatory
This image shows the Sadr region of Cygnus (the Gamma Cygni nebulosity). This is a 2,000 second sub-exposure taken using one M26C camera (the other is on its way back to Starlight Xpress today for repair). No proper drift alignment done yet, so there is a lot of Polar rotation in the image, not to mention hot pixels and dust bunnies – but it is FIRST LIGHT for one of the biggest personal projects I’ve ever undertaken – so a real milestone for me personally 🙂
Tenerife image makes today’s Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD)
The “Above the clouds” image seen below on July 5th 2011 is today’s EPOD 🙂
Thank you Jim for continuing to publish my work.
The totally amazing Canon 5D MkII strikes again!
I use a Canon 5D MkII for most of my stills work and took it to Tenerife to record the Starmus Festival. However, one morning the surf was up on the hotel beach and it was crying out for the Canon’s HD video to be tried out. Hand-held, with a 100-400mm zoom lens and 1.4x teleconverter, this is what the Canon managed – I think the technology is simply remarkable 🙂
The Themis solar telescope at the Teide Observatories site on Tenerife
Starmus Festival Tenerife June 20-24 2001
Not many entries lately as I have just attended the Starmus Festival in Tenerife. Apart from luminaries such as Neil Armstrong and Alexei Leonov being present – there was also a 2 and a half hour Tangerine Dream concert with Brian May as guest artist. A truly amazing experience all round and I will be posting some images from the Starmus week that capture the “Scientific Artist” spirit over the next few days or so.
Got today’s EPOD with a glitter shot of the Needles – Isle of Wight
Today’s EPOD (Earth Science Picture of the Day) shows a yacht passing the Needles amongst a sea of glitter. Taken from the beach at Milford on Sea. Thank you Jim for continuing to publish my work 🙂
Egypt’s Lost Cities
Did you happen to watch Egypt’s Lost Cities on BBC1 last Monday night? Infrared imaging via satellite was used to locate buried buildings/tombs in Egypt. There was also a brief appearance by John Romer. Spooky synchronicity at work here 🙂
Over 10 years ago I entered into correspondence with John Romer (sending letters to Tuscany in Italy) telling him about my idea of using infrared imaging via satellite to locate lost tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Why didn’t I just get on and do it myself? Because you need local “on the ground” knowledge to weed out the imaging artifacts (errors) as was shown in the programme.
The programme also showed that my idea from way back then works (of course) and it works pretty well too. I’m surprised they didn’t do a lot more analysis of the Valley of the Kings area though as there are known to be several unfound tombs in that region.