You probably don’t need to know this (or care) but the dalriada domains have just moved from shared hosting (which most people use) to my new Virtual Private Server (VPS). A VPS is effectively my own wee computer, running CentOS 7 Linux, hosted remotely i.e.
Thursday afternoon at The Lighthouse, with The Entertainer:
We are just back from a great week at Racquety Lodge near Hay on Wye. I didn’t take a telescope but I was hoping I might get a DSLR snap of the Milky Way – which might have been a feasible proposition but for the
We are just back from a week’s holiday near the Mull of Galloway. It was a good chance to try out our great little new car, a Skoda Fabia. We managed to load up two bikes as well as the telescope kit, so with all
I have just completed a great series of 4 Planetarium Night Classes on The Universe for Beginners at Glasgow Science Centre . The Planetarium is great, with a 15 metre dome and a spectacular state-of-the-art fulldome digital projection system – it has super, laid-back comfy
You can just about make out the constellation of Pegasus as an upside down horse in the southern sky at the moment, see the Stellarium screenshot below: Its most prominent feature is an asterism known as the Great Square of Pegasus. An asterism is a
It’s been quite a while since A lunar tour from Earlspark Avenue so I decided to give it another go. We had quite a good clear night on Thursday so I set up the Mak 150 ’scope in the garden, ready for some more snaps
Last of The Summer Wine may have come to an end on TV but The Summer Triangle asterism will run and run. However, it’s about to leave us for its winter holidays, to be replaced for a while by our old friend Orion. Continuing in
Who needs a telescope with an equatorial mount on a huge tripod, outside in the cold? Why not try a regular camera on a wee tripod at the bedroom table? The results are not quite the same of course but at least you can get
In response to several requests about how to spot the International Space Station I have decided to post NASA’s widget here – in case you couldn’t find it yourself!