Thursday, March 29, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Moon Highlands BIG mosaic 28th March 2007

Click here for full size version. I had good seeing throughout the whole of the session of 20 images, each produced from a 1000 frame avi.

Clavius detail: This was the first captured image from the above, slightly enlarged and enhanced.


Copernicus 28th March 2007

4 image mosaic using 2.5x Powermate.

Plato & Alpine Valley

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Monday, March 26, 2007


4x Imagemate & 2500 frames.

Ina Caldera... just

Ina Caldera I've been trying to track this one down for ages, I think I've got something, the seeing wasn't very good though, a lot of high frequency interference.

I'm not too sure that I'm picking up some vibration from the nearby A419 road :-( It seemed very busy tonight.

Here's a better view by Wes Higgins.

Hadley Rille top left.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Saturn and moons 25th March 2007

Here is a composite of Saturn and its moons taken tonight.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


I've just updated a load of Lunar images from April 2006. Twas a good session :-

Saturn from last year

I was sorting out my DVD archives and came across a few Saturn AVI's that I haven't processed before.
Here's an old one from last year.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Moon 21st March 2007

20 image mosaic... reduced a little bit ;-)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Moon & Venus 21st March 2007

Earthshine 21st March 2007

Picture taken through 32mm EP.

Composite of an under and over exposed image taken through 32mm EP.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Victoria crater fly over video

Here's another nice video taken at Victoria crater by MRO's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE).


This is nice... The first Quicktime VR from another planet!

This picture was taken by the NASA robot "Spirit" over the course of 5 months. The "McMurdo panorama" is a combination of more than 1400 individual pictures which were taken when the lack of sunlight didn't allow the rover to move during the Marsian winter.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Great news... I got a picture published.

The April edition of Astronomy Now magazine.
Under the 'Picture Gallery' section... whoopee!!! :-)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Saturn 14th March 2007

Slightly better seeing tonight.

I have actually been capturing every night that it's been clear this week or so... but the seeing was not good enough to publish.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Saturn 7th March 2007

Saturn 6th March 2007

Fair seeing tonight. Just managed to squeeze this out in between the clouds ;-)

Monday, March 05, 2007

Saturn video.

Here's a small portion of video from my best Saturn to date, just to show you what the seeing conditions were like.

DivX stuff again.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

And this is the little Red Spot! New Horizons image.

This is a mosaic of three New Horizons images of Jupiter's Little Red Spot, taken with the spacecraft's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) camera at 17:41 Universal Time on February 26 from a range of 3.5 million kilometers (2.1 million miles). The image scale is 17 kilometers (11 miles) per pixel, and the area covered measures 33,000 kilometers (20,000 miles) from top to bottom, two and one-half times the diameter of Earth.
The Little Red Spot, a smaller cousin of the famous Great Red Spot, formed in the past decade from the merger of three smaller Jovian storms, and is now the second-largest storm on Jupiter. About a year ago its color, formerly white, changed to a reddish shade similar to the Great Red Spot, perhaps because it is now powerful enough to dredge up reddish material from deeper inside Jupiter. These are the most detailed images ever taken of the Little Red Spot since its formation, and will be combined with even sharper images taken by New Horizons 10 hours later to map circulation patterns around and within the storm.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Lunar eclipse from 3rd March 2007

Here is a short video showing the first half of last nights Lunar eclipse.

Using a Canon Powershot handheld at a 32mm EP.

Using Paintshop Pro to collate and align the images and Sony Vegas to produce the video.

DivX format.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

More Saturn from Cassini... very science fiction.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science InstituteReleased: March 1, 2007

Amazing Saturn image from Cassini.

This view is a mosaic of 36 images -- that is, 12 separate sets of red, green and blue images -- taken over the course of about 2.5 hours, as Cassini scanned across the entire main ring system.
The view looks toward the unlit side of the rings from about 40 degrees above the ringplane.
The images in this natural color view were obtained with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Jan. 19, 2007 at a distance of approximately 1.23 million kilometers (764,000 miles) from Saturn. Image scale is 70 kilometers (44 miles) per pixel.

Mega image here.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science InstituteReleased: March 1, 2007

Alpine Valley 27th Feb 2007

You can just about see the small rille going up the middle... not as good as I'd like though ;-)

Jupiter animation - New Horizons

Jupiter captured by the New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on January 9, 2007, when the spacecraft was about 80 million kilometers (49.6 million miles) from the giant planet.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Copernicus 27th Feb 2007

4 image mosaic.