Monday, 10 August 2020

Todays Sun - 10 August 2020

 Just the one small spot (a "double" spot) today:

Friday, 31 July 2020

Two Sunspots to see!

A second tiny active area has appeared on the Sun:

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Today's Sun

A break in the clouds and a sunspot to image!

A trip over the border to Lincolnshire

Lots of flat land and a ship!

Monday, 20 July 2020

Castle Acre

Castle Acre is an 11th century Motte and bailey Castle in Norfolk.  Although ruined it is still an impressive size.
The view across the Bailey:

The curtain wall
Western Gatehouse
The base of the Keep
The Outer walls of the keep

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

The Sun 9 June 2020

The first significant spot of the new Solar cycle after nearly 18 months of complete spotlessness!  Not a huge spot but at least it signals the start of increased Solar activity (hopefully!)

Saturday, 4 April 2020

The Sun today - 4 April 2020

For the first time in a very long while a tiny sunspot!!  We have just been going through a Solar activity "minimum" where there are few spots, if any, for some time - this time round nearly a whole year!  the complete cycle takes eleven years.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

31 march Moon

A three pane mosaic of the Moon - each pane in turn being made of three coloured channels - using Red, Blue and green filters to produce a colour image.

Friday, 3 January 2020

A long wait but at last a Moon picture!!

Not managed a Moon picture for nearly a year!  Simply too busy!!

However I did manage this tonight:

Sunday, 27 October 2019

More progress on the whatya-ma-call-it

Quite a few hours machining have gone int these two blocks of cast iron.  These are the main "frames" of the machine.  Lots of cutting out on the bandsaw and cleaning up using the milling machine:
The machine is officially called a "Bonelle" Tool and Cutter Grinder. Designed by James Willis in the late 1990's after an original design - The "Quorn" Tool and Cutter Grinder designed by Professor Dennis Chaddock in the early 1980's.  The original "Quorn" being made from castings and the "Bonelle" being made from stock sections of steel and iron (along with quite a few modifications as well).

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Fishing again - 21 September

Caught a few carp and spent a while watching a rat eating someones left-over bait.

And realised that the Moon had not yet set!