Supernova 2014J

M82 – Supernova 2014J, a photo by jochta on Flickr. A bright supernova in M82 was discovered on January 21st, the closest Type 1a supernova for 40 years. Here’s my image of it on January 25th when it was about magnitude 11.0. I have the collimation of my new 12″ telescope sorted now and this … Continue reading Supernova 2014J

2013 Cycling Summary

With the start of 2014, it’s time to look back on the previous year’s cycling. I’ve been keeping accurate records since September 2008. Last year was my best ever in terms of distance with 4,516 miles cycled (7,267km). Easily beating my previous record of 3,432 miles in 2011. Despite a poor spring (especially March) we … Continue reading 2013 Cycling Summary

Table Tennis – Mid-season Review

Most people know I play league table tennis. I’ve been playing the sport since I was about 8-years old. My father played in the Oxford league for many years and my siblings and I were all encouraged to play and we all played league table tennis at some point. I’m the only one still playing … Continue reading Table Tennis – Mid-season Review

Observatory Build – Part 5

Just a short update to show the brickwork all completed ready for the wooden part of the observatory. The brickwork supports the base of the observatory and keeps it above the concrete base to prevent water seeping underneath and rotting it. The three bricks rear right will support the edge of the hole in the … Continue reading Observatory Build – Part 5