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John Mallett

Science background, now retired. Have written for BAA technical group. FRAS. Just completed my observatory in Selsey after moving from a high dark sky site near Chepstow and Monmouth. Have been involved in astronomy for about 30 years. I now write observatory automation software and have an active interest in variable stars.

Local society membership: Hampshire,Chichester,Worthing (great friend of Abergavenny AS)

2020 Feb 6

18:22 UTC

The recent paper on our list of binary systems is getting more interesting by the week.

In particular HS0705+6700.

Watch this space!!

2017 Jan 13

16:34 UTC

My first image of the year.  Turned out ok. Really clear night on 2nd Jan, 20.68 according to my sky meter.

I love Orion nebular but you can spend hour playing with the filtering and contrast levels.

Give it a try!!

2016 Nov 27

14:43 UTC

Observatory in Selsey now completed.  Scope on tower to give better FOV.  8 inch RC Astrograph, Lakeside focuser, SX filters, Trius H694 main camera.  Software automation by Observation Manager V9.12b working with Astroart6.0, EQMOD and ASCOM for all equipment.  (plus a small gadget to get over USB code 10 problem..Talk to me if you have this issue)

Getting good sets of variables now, when sky is clear.  Selsey is quite dark at about 20.85 on a good night.

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