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Jodrell Bank

Photos of the 76 metre Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank on the 23rd April 2011. Now part of the e-Merlin network and recent host to BBC Stargazing live. This is currently the 3rd largest steerable radio dish in the world with a mass of 3200 tonnes.  The 76.2 metre dish became operational in 1957 […]

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M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 The WhirlPool Galaxy

This it the magnificent M51 The WhirlPool Galaxy.  Spring is traditionally galaxy season for visual and imaging astronomers.  Thought I’d take advantage of the warmer weather and capture what I could.  Maybe more pics will follow with galaxies from traditional hunting ground of Leo and Coma Berenice.  M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy is a grand design […]

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M1 The Crab Nebula

M1 The Crab Nebula

This latest image is of Messier 1 (M1), The Crab Nebula. Situated in the constellation Taurus, the Crab Nebula is the remains of a supernova remnant 6500 light years away.  Thought to have exploded in 1054, it was recorded by Chinese and Arab astronomers as a guest star that shone brighter than Venus, being visible […]

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Snowy

Losing Snowy

On the 5th February 2011, Snowy, our 16 year old cat passed away.  The loss of another so soon after losing Lucky Dog is hard to take.  Snowy was gorgeous white (most of the time) with one green eye and one blue eye.  Previously with Sam’s brother and then a neighbour at a former house […]

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Lucky

Losing Lucky

On the 25th January 2011, our wonderful, perfect, beautiful Lucky Dog passed away.  Our grief is unknowable.  It is hard to write these words without emotion.  Lucky came from Babbington Rescue 2 years ago when she was 7.  She deserved so much more.  What her name was before, what her life was like before, how […]

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Torbay

A holiday in Devon to Torbay taking in Torquay, Paignton, Babbacombe.  Strange weather, had its own little micro climate going off, this is supposed to be the English Riviera.  Steep steps down the cliff at Babbacombe, but they were kind enough to let us on the cliff railway back up with our blind dog Lucky. […]

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Portland

Weymouth & Portland

Pictures form a short camping trip to Weymouth and Portland September 2009.  Famous for its World Heritage Coastline known as the Jurassic coast with its fossil remains.  Stopping at a fantastic site with dog friendly owners and our tent on the edge of the Fleet Lagoon Nature Reserve, its a great place to relax and […]

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Times Square evening bus tour. Quite possibly the coldest tour ever

New York

I love New York, the place absolutely buzzes 24 hours a day, the food, the culture, the people make it fantastic.  So good I’ve now been here twice, although the first time was a fleeting overnight stop with the RAF when we stopped on Lexington, smack bang central location.  Love the fact you can wander […]

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Ramesses II. He gets everywhere. Biggest statues, biggest engravings and biggest tomb.

Egypt

Pictures from our trip to Egypt which included a week in Luxor to do all the tourist things like visiting Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, King Tutankhamun, Valley of The Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple, Pyramids at Giza, Cairo, Colossi of Memnon, Sphinx, Rameses.   Also a week on the red sea resort of Hurghada.  Fantastic, money well […]

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