Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Gone fishin’ again!

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Panorama of the “Specimen” Lake at Bartles Lodge.  This lake contains Carp to 20lb apparently!

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7 1/2 lb Carp
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Baby ducks

Sunday, 25 July 2010

A Day out Fishing

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Bizibilder has found a new fishing venue – Bartles Lodge in the village of Elsing.  Norfolk UK.  There are three lakes at the venue.
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Elsing is  near(ish) to where Bizibilder lives in mid-Norfolk.
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The ducks were particularly friendly!!
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As was this one!  He (or she?) spent nearly three hours hanging around, presumably for a “hand out” – He didn’t get one!!!
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Waiting……….Waiting……….
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The aim of the visit!!  The lake Bizibilder was fishing was FULL of Carp like this one (about 4lb).  He caught several.
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Mr Spider crawling along Bizibilder’s fishing line!!
A Grand Day Out – Bizibilder will certainly be going back to try out the other two lakes over the summer holidays.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Coathanger in the Sky!

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Bizibilder has been out with his camera again!  This time a widefield shot of Cygnus / Lyra / Saggita / Vulpecula – Most of which are quite small constellations.  The item he wanted to capture is called Brocchi’s Cluster Cr399 or “The Coathanger”.  It looks like a row of stars with a “hook”.  It is to the right of the word “Coathanger” in the middle of the image.  The bright star, top right, is Vega in the constellation Lyra.

You can also see parts of the Milky Way going from bottom centre upwards towards the left, the dark central area of the Milky Way is caused by dust.

(North at the top, West to the right. Canon 1000D 18-55mm lens at 18mm. ISO800, 5x2min subs stacked =10min exposure. Motor driven mount). 

Friday, 9 July 2010

A Day out at Duxford

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A selection of aircraft seen at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford today – The day before a big air show  - School trips get to see the rehearsals for free!! As Bizibilder is “at school” this works out rather well.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Same Picture – Different processing!

RAW final image Bizibilder couldn’t resist re-processing his data!  This is the same picture but with more detail “pulled” from all those little Photons that were captured last night!!

Bizibilder reckons that the nebulosity is better presented here.

First Deep Sky Wide Field Picture

Cygnus 2 final JPEG      Bizibilder finally got outside last night and was able to take this Photo before the clouds rolled in.
     By putting the camera onto his telescope mount and using the mount’s motor drive Bizibilder was able to make the camera compensate for the rotation of the earth.
     He took ten photographs, each of three minutes duration and “stacked” them to make the equivalent of a photo of a full half hour duration (ie the camera shutter was open for 30 mins).
     These images were combined and processed on Bizibilder’s computer – a seriously BLACK ART!!
     The bright star near the middle is Deneb – in the constellation Cygnus (the Swan).  To the left of it you can just make out the “North American Nebula” – a sort of reddish smudge that looks a bit like the USA!