Friday, February 29, 2008

Hyginus rille from 15th Feb 2008

Here's another from the 15th Feb good seeing session which I hadn't processed until now. I was hoping that it would be part of a larger 3 image mosaic, but they didn't fit together too well. :-(

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Plato craterlets study

Here's my take on the Plato craterlets idea.
Thanks to David W. Knisely and his great research on the Cloudy Nights forum.

Good news!

UK astronomers on 'rollercoaster' BBC News.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Saturn 27th Feb 2008 - RGB & Red filter

Average seeing tonight, although it always looks better when you're capturing ;-)
Saturn still seems really dull though, must be the tilt of the rings. For those interested, I'm capturing at Gain 895, Shutter 1/6, min Gamma/brightness. DMK camera with 3x TV Barlow & Astronomic RGB filters.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Re-processed Hadley Rille from 15th Feb 2008

17 point MAP processed.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Moretus 15th Feb 2008

Plato from 15th Feb 2008

Here's is another Plato crater from the 15th Feb session, this was taken earlier in the session. 6 image mosaic.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I got published again, again... Astronomy Now Magazine

Wow! this is a pleasant surprise. I went shopping in Marlborough today and popped into WHSmiths to have a look at the astronomy mags, and a Picture of Saturn that I took last year is in this years March edition of Astronomy Now magazine. This one here.
I'm well chuffed. :-) Thanks Neil Bone.

Friday, February 22, 2008

I got published again... Astronomie Magazine

I had an email the other day from the publishers of Astronomie Magazine in France, they wanted to publish my Fra Mauro Apollo 14 landing site picture from 26/2/07, and here it is:-

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Gassendi 18th Feb 2008

Strange sky tonight

I think it was slightly more green than this shot, which has been converted from RAW, other than that it's untouched.

Below is the view from the other direction with the Moon. (larger file)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Rutherfurd 17th Feb 2008 - Good seeing, bad seeing.

Here's an example of the seeing that I'm getting in the UK. This image was produced from a 1500 frame AVI, 5 minutes later (thanks to the jet stream) the seeing had turned to this:-

A trip from Tycho to Clavius 15th Feb 2008

Larger version here.

Hyginus-Rille 15th Feb 2008

Clavius on the terminator 15th Feb 2008

4 image mosaic, Larger version here.

Alphonsus & Arzachel 15th Feb 2008 & a view from orbit

Below a view from Apollo 16.

Plato & Alpine rille 15th Feb 2008

more from 15th Feb 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Tycho 15th Feb 2008

The Straight wall 15th Feb 2008

Copernicus & Clavius 16th Feb 2008

The seeing was really good tonight... and really bad, The jet stream was playing havoc with the focus, Completely blurred out at some points, but at other points crystal clear.

Saturn 15th Feb 2008 - Storm detected.

I can now confirm that this feature imaged here is a storm on Saturn.

Saturn & Moons 15th Feb 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Video from 12th Feb Saturn capture session.

Here's a short extract from the red channel capture for the 12th Feb 2008 Saturn AVI, to show the seeing conditions.

Saturn 12th Feb 2008 - re-processed RRGB images

Strange Saturn artifact.

For Immediate Release: Miracle Toast?

Atheist Sees Image of Big Bang in Piece of Toast!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Saturn 12th Feb 2008 red filter

Saturn 12th Feb 2008

Just managed to capture this Saturn before the really dense fog rolled in. Ten minutes later and I'd have missed it. :-)

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Moon 11th Feb 2008

22 Images taken with my Canon 400D, stacked in Registax.