The foundations for the observatory and pier were dug yesterday by the builder and are being filled with concrete today. The hole for the pier has been dug down to the very stiff clay/gravel of the Summertown-Radley Sand and Gravel Member drift deposit which underlies the garden (about 500mm deep). Speaking from experience this deposit … Continue reading Observatory Build – Part 3
It’s been nearly two years since Part 1 and not a lot has happened to my observatory build in that time! But things are moving apace now. I have sourced, bought and collected a 2nd hand Alexander’s Observatories 8’x8′ rolling roof observatory shed which belonged to a member of a local astronomical society who sadly … Continue reading Observatory Build – Part 2
I’ve finally got around to starting to build an observatory. After several false starts and several years of saying I must build an observatory I’m finally doing it! Finally got fed up of polar aligning etc. before observing, it will also help enormously with my asteroid accultation observations. I will be building a roll-off roof … Continue reading Observatory Build – Part 1
The background to and the methodology I used to obtain my best image of Jupiter to date which has been viewed over 1,500 times on Flickr.
Video summary of our summer holidays.
I have imported all the posts and comments from my old blog that was in ExpressionEngine. I need to kill that off as it’s using a lot of my webspace and is out of date and gets spammed. I’m having to re-categorise a number of my posts and I need to go through the comments deleting … Continue reading Moving Day
My third Audax for the 2011 season. The route heads westwards from Milton in Oxfordshire across the Vale of White Horse to Barbury Castle in Wiltshire on the North Wessex Downs.
The Cotswolds are a rolling range of limestone hills that offer scenic and challenging cycling.
Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington is well known as a British astrophysicist of the early 20th century. The Eddington limit, the natural limit to the luminosity of stars, or the radiation generated by accretion onto a compact object, is named in his honour. He is famous for his work regarding the Theory of Relativity. He was … Continue reading Eddington Number
I’m about to embark on part two of my and my brother-in-law Andrew’s coastal tour of Wales which may or may not end up being extended further around the coast of Great Britain. In 2010 we cycle camped from Aust on the English side of the Severn Bridge to Aberystwyth in a week. Including some … Continue reading Aberystwyth to Liverpool