Sunday, December 31, 2006

MRO Image from the HiRISE Operations Center.

Walls of Noctus Labyrinthus: PSP_001404_1720 (slightly enhanced and adjusted by me)

Also, here's a very interesting webcast/lecture given by Steve Squyres on his recent visit to the OU, this guy knows his stuff... his book is good as well :-)

Friday, December 29, 2006

More Moon from 28th Dec 2006

Alpine Valley.
Albategnius & Klein.

Tycho & Clavius in shadow 28th Dec 2006

4 image mosaic, reduced to 60%.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Ptolemaeus area 28th Dec 2006

10 image mosaic, using 2.5 x TeleVue. Fair seeing.
Click here for full size image.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

More stunning images from MRO

Cerberus Fossae: TRA_000827_1875_IRB

Marte Vallis: TRA_000853_1900

Marte Vallis: TRA_000853_1900

Holden Crater Delta: TRA_000861_1530

Candor Chasma Wallrock: TRA_000862_1710_RED (slightly enhanced by me)

Monday, December 25, 2006

More images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Terra Sirenum Gullied Crater: portion of HiRISE Image TRA_000878_1410 (color has been enhanced)

Alluvial Fans in Mojave Crater: Highlighted portion of HiRISE Image PSP_001415_1875

Channels on Dunes in Russell Crater from HiRISE Image PSP_001440_1255

Boulder tracks: Highlighted Portion of HiRISE Image PSP_001377_1685

Highlighted Portion of HiRISE Image PSP_001377_1685
All images from here.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Christmas everyone.

Narrow Trough in Tartarus Colles.

HiRISE image PSP_001420_2045 shows a narrow trough running down the center of a valley that lies between two hills in the Tartarus Colles region of Mars.

From here.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Saturn: re-processed

Slightly better seeing tonight, compared to the previous few weeks. However, there is still a lot of jetstream interference causing the image to go out of focus. I also found after taking these images that my collimation was a bit out, but, by the time I fixed it, the seeing was really bad, and my corrector plate was dewed over. So I called it a day... at 5:30am... sleeeeeep :-)

The top image was taken with my 4 x Imagemate (great lens) and reduced to 80% to make it a bit more snappy.
The lower image was taken with my 2.5 x Powermate (another super lens).

Sorry if the images look a bit dull, but at this point in time Saturn is dull, it's a long way away. The colours are almost what you see, looking through the scope.

Saturn 17th Dec 2006 - 'quick process'

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006

Saturn re-processed

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

This is really funny...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Moon 5th Dec 2006

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image

Fantastic image from the MRO.
Crater in Terra Sirenum with Gullied Walls.
Link to image on NASA site.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Tycho & Clavius 2nd Dec 2006

3 image mosaic. Prime focus.

Schiller 2nd Dec 2006

Very bad seeing... that's my excuse.

Moon 2nd Dec 2006

Single image snap.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mars Rover Beginning To Hate Mars

This is funny... how can you tell that the seeing right now is crap?

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Moon 28th Nov 2006

Rubbish seeing tonight, so here's a snap from my Canon Powershot.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Calculating the Resolution of Solar System Images

Here's an insteresting article.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Comet impact crater on Earth.

The impact of an asteroid or comet several hundred million years ago, according to scientists, left scars in the landscape that are still visible in this International Space Station/Expedition 12 picture of an area in the Sahara Desert of northern Chad.
Info from NASA site; larger image.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Saturn 19th Nov 2006

Saturn November 2006, distance of 843,241,359 miles and underneath a comparison from January 2006, distance 756,369,397 miles:-

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Langrenus & Petavius 7th Nov 2006

The combined 12 image mosaic.
6 image mosaic, using 2.5 x Tele vue Powermate.
4 image mosaic.

Plato 2nd Nov 2006

4 image mosaic, Celestron 2x Barlow.

Moretus & Tycho 2nd Oct 2006

I was going to do one of those big sprawling 'walks' from Tycho to Moretus mosaics.
But the Clavius section didn't work out. It's amazing how much the seeing can vary from one moment to the next whilst imaging.

So here are the start and end bits, with the crappy middle bit sent to the null bucket ;-(