Friday, June 30, 2006

Faint Jupiter moon.

I spent about half an hour observing Jupiter last night.
One thing I did notice was a very faint moon just underneath and indicated in this simulator image.
I can't for the life of me find what it was. It was very faint, serveral magnitudes below the brightness of the other moons. Could have been a star, but I don't think so.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

High altitude clouds earlier this evening.

Jupiter & Europa 28th June 2006

Top; 4x Barlow and ToUcam, at higher than usual 15fps.

Below; 26mm EP and 'Canon Powershot' hand held exposure.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Jupiter 27th June 2006

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Starlight Express CCD camera

I borrowed my friends Starlight Express MX5C CCD camera last night.
Wow! to use it is a whole new discipline.
Still... "Small steps".

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Craters re-processed using MAP

Here are some craters from way back... I re-processed them using the MAP method of multi alignment points.
All images taken with the humble old ToUcam. We don't need no stinking firewire camera! well, we do actually, but I can't afford one just yet ;-)
See... this is why you need to backup your AVI's onto DVD.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Sunday, June 18, 2006

cylindrical projection map (small)

Here's a very small cylindrical projection map, taken from the Io transit sequence below. Just over an hours worth of data.

Jupiter & Io animation

Jupiter 17th June 2006


Contrails... don't you just love'em?... No!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Jupiter 16th May 2006

Here's the first image from the 16th June sequence... see, it's still light at 9:20 PM. I took this in a perfect blue sky. And an image taken later.


This was taken using a 4 x Imagemate Barlow.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Jupiter & Io sequence 16th June 2006

I took this sequence with my IR (not blocking) filter.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Jupiter 15th June 2006

Ganymede passing over Jupiter. Io is to the right.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Jupiter & Europa transit 14th June 2006

Lunar impact movie - May 2nd 2006

Here's a link to the NASA site talking about the impact on the Moon the other month.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Jupiter 11th June 2006

This was taken with a ToUcam and a filter made out of a piece of exposed colour negative film (The black bit on the end of the reel). It Seems to bring some of the belts/bands in the middle a bit clearer. See this site.

Normal colour below.

Jupiter 10th June 2006

It's been very hot in the UK this past week. The only thing is... the seeing (for using a telescope) hasn't been very good at all. :-(

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Sunspots 10th June 2006

Canon Powershot, 32mm EP.
Prime Focus ToUcam Pro 90sec AVI.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Moon various June 2006

Here are some Moon images taken in early June. The seeing wasn't very good on any of the days, hence the blurry look.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Jupiter 7th June 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Friday, June 02, 2006

Sunset from last night in 'aerial world'.

Canon Powershot A620.

Jupiter 1st June 2006