Reflections on 2014 and Goals for 2015

As I sit here now at the end of the year, I can look back on 2014 with joy and fond memories. I leave you with two images: one of the sun I shot using the Televue 5x power mate (to get 9000mm effective focal length for my solar imaging setup). The other is of the moon while I was walking through Oxford the other day – just to show that perspective can make the difference in images.

Sunspot and granulation of the sun taken with Televue 5x Powermate (uncropped)
Sunspot and granulation of the sun taken with Televue 5x Powermate (uncropped)
Moon in the sky as if held within the
Moon in the sky as seen through the crenel (notch) of the tower

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Christmas Advent Calendar – 25/12/14

This is the last of my Advent calendar series. Therefore I have included the cornflower in UV-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF), as it fits in well with this Christmas Season.

Cornflower - UVIVF (closeup)
Cornflower – UVIVF (closeup)

I wish you all good tidings and a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Boon