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Knowlton Church IV

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Knowlton Church is seen here lit by three-quarter moon, with The Plough, or Big Dipper, seen in the background. The plough is part of the constellation of Ursa Major - the Great Bear - and forms the tail and body (see right). The star circled in the diagram is a binary star (two stars in orbit around each other) that is visible with the naked eye. The fainter is called Alcor and is itself a binary. The brighter is called Mizar and is also a binary. Suprisingly the two that make up the binary of Mizar are also binaries themselves, in fact the fainter of them found to be three stars rotating around each other. This means the two that you see in the sky are actually seven stars all zooming around. The Alcor-Mizar pairing are known as the Horse and Rider in the arab world.
Posted 9:47pm Saturday, 22nd October 2005
You may have noticed a slight change to the blog today. Hopefully you can now remember your details when commenting, which will save you some time. Also, as I wanted to keep my photo archive somewhat separate from my blog, there can now be two wordy bits to a photo - one that describes the picture and one that is anything else of interest. If it looks a bit odd, you may need to CTRL-F5 to make sure the style-sheet is updated to cope with this new stuff. Let me know if anything is not working properly.
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John
Just came across you blog - great stuff! Your night shots are extremely impressive. I'm amazed at how well the moon lighting on the building balances with the night sky. Awesome!
geof
Great night shot. Stars are amazing and good use of the castle. Dramatic !
owen
I like the updates, especially the cookie to remember my details!! Another great night shot. How many more have you got?!!
tobias
A lovely series of night shots. Looking forward to not typing stuff in every time I comment as well. Good update. A little note, the text with the thumbnail type images. On most occasions only half of the text is visible, sometimes with the last sentence cut in half (so you get only the tops of all the letters). Sometimes also, of all the visible images of a page, some of them don't have any text. Then you refresh and it appears but cuts other stuff off. Make any sense? Is your photoblog asking too much of the bandwidth at that particular moment because I don't have that issue with other blogs.
SteveO
Nice shot, i love the hint of red in the corner. Amazing that those 2 stars are actually 7! I also have the same problem as tobias with the text. It appears if i select it using the mouse, very odd.
CurlyToes
Thanks for the heads-up on the bugs. The boxes work fine on my browsers (Firefox 1.0.7, IE6, Opera 8). I'll have a go at fixing them.
Mark [londonrubbish]
This is unreal, I just can't stop looking at it. Amazing, I want to do stuff like this.

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