Sunday, April 30, 2006

Friday, April 28, 2006

Jupiter from HST

Hubble Space Telescope image of Jupiter.

Jupiter 27th April 2006

Quite good seeing tonight, this is the first time that I've managed to get any detail from capturing Jupiter.
I think that's the Red Spot Jr. I haven't seen any up to date images on the web to confirm. Looks like it may be joining up with another storm to the right of it.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Saturn 27th April 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Previously this month... Montes Caucasus from 5th April 2006

Three image mosaic. C9.25, 2 x Barlow, Toucam etc.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Moon taken earlier in the month - 7th April

32mm EP, Canon A620.

Saturn 25th April 2006

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Saturn 16th April 2006

Enceladus & Dione - Cassini image

In this Cassini image, bright Enceladus (505 kilometers, 314 miles across) is in front of Dione (1,126 kilometers, 700 miles across). The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on March 3, 2006, at a distance of approximately 2.6 million kilometers (1.6 million miles) from Enceladus and 2.7 million kilometers (1.7 million miles) from Dione.

Saturn 14th April 2006

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Moon 8th April 2006


Joke time

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Moon 7th April 2006

Plato and Alpine Valley mosaic
Copernicus - 2:45 difference.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Moon 6th April 2006

Hadley Rille
Alpine Valley

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Saturn 5th April 2006

Various from 5th April 2006 Moon


Ariadaeus Rille

Rima Hyginus


Moon 5th April 2006

Single shots from Canon Powershot A620.


Composite of a normal and overexposed image by two stops.

Sunspot 5th April 2006

Canon Powershot A620
C9.25, Toucam pro, Prime focus, Red filter.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Moon 2nd April 2006

Canon Powershot A620 and 35mm EP.

Jupiter 2nd April 2006

Not having a lot of luck with Jupiter. It's very low in the sky, the roof of my shed actually obscures part of the disk, but I'm finding it tricky to capture. Here's a prime focus image.
There are three moons present.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Saturn 1st April 2006

Very gusty tonight. I have reduced these images to 80% from normal to improve their look.
The first image of 19:15 was taken prior to collimating. I spent 20 minutes tweaking the collimation. You can see the difference between the 19:15 and 19:40 image and the rest.
First two were taken with a 2 x Barlow, and the later one's with a 2 x Barlow and a Barlow extension tube.
Just after finishing the last capture, the clouds rolled in... and that was that.

Time to open the booze... well it is my 29th wedding anniversary ;-)

OT pic.

This is incredible, someone has rendered! this image taken from the Apollo 11 moon walk.