Sunday, March 30, 2008

Saturn 30th March 2008 - bad seeing demo.

Here's a short video showing the type of seeing that we've been getting here in the UK lately
It was in focus, and the scope was cooled and colimated ;-)
C9.25, red filter, 2.5x TV Powermate, DMK camera.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

No imaging :-(

We're being hammered by the Jet stream here in the UK at present, so there's nothing new to show at the moment. This is the worst that it's been since I started imaging a few years ago!
I've been out every night that it's been clear, but the seeing has been rubbish.

I've also been messing about with PHD Guiding (PHD=Push Here Dummy), this a a great little program that enables my AS-GT mount to be auto-guided by another smaller telescope, to allow me to do long exposures with my Canon 400D. Works really well. I hooked it up to my DMK camera, which was going through an old 200mm Tamron telephoto and a barlow lens. And I managed a 3 minute exposure, looks really promising.
All I need is some clear nights of good seeing... did I mention that?


Aurora Borealis from space.

STS-123 Endeavour crewmember captured the Aurora Borealis, looking northward across the Gulf of Alaska. This image was taken on March 21, 2008 with a 28 mm lens.

Credit NASA

Friday, March 14, 2008

Apollo 17 Landing site, best yet. from 15th Feb 2008.

Below is a nice view taken by the Japanese lunar explorer, KAGUYA (SELENE)

Credit JAXA

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars

This is an image of Earth and the Moon, acquired at 5:20 a.m. MST on 3 October 2007, at a range of 88 million miles from Mars by HiRISE.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Caught in Action: Avalanches on North Polar Scarps

This image has captured at least four Martian avalanches, or debris falls, in action. It was taken on February 19, 2008, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credit NASA

Larger image.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Saturn's rings difference from 2007 to 2008

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Saturday, March 01, 2008