Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

OT: Track the bag...

Click on the image to track the bag (you may have to wait a minute or so for it to appear).
Here's the Story.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Everyone seems to be talking about AviStack recently so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
The differences are very subtle.
I'm still trying to get my head around using it.

M1 Crab nebula

This is a work in progress. 63 frames, 1hour 3mins data.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crab supernova 24th Nov 2008

Lots of problems tonight with guiding, but here it is anyway.
24 x 1 min exposures @ 1600 ISO. C9.25 prime focus.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Uranus 24th Nov 2008

Imaged with C9.25, DMK, 2.5x TV Powermate and Astronomic filters. 700 frames per channel.

Monday, November 17, 2008

ISS - 10 years

ISS 10 year anniversary.
I've just gleaned a couple of facts from the STS-126 mission status briefing. The ISS since it started has had 164 visitors and travelled 1.3 Billion miles. Time flys.

From this...

to this:-

Saturday, November 15, 2008

NASA Restores Historic Lunar Orbiter Image

This is great, old images restored at McMoon's Here's the story.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thanks guys.

The Moon 12th Nov 2008

34 image mosaic, taken with C9.25, f6.3FR, Astronomic red filter, DMK21AF04AS.
Processed in Registax and mosaiced in CS3.
Click here for fullsize image.

Below; Close to the edge... round by the corner.

2.5x TV Powermate mosaic of the Southern edge.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

M42, M13 & M92 - re-processed from earlier this year.

Horsehead Nebula in Orion.

Another version using Noel's tools.

Friday, November 07, 2008


M45 again using Noel's tools, with and without starbursts.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

M31 ...and others - processed with Noel's actions.

Been playing ...I bought a copy of Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools today for Photoshop.
I'm still getting my head around them, but they're easy to use, and I can highly recommend them.

The actions used above are; Light pollution removal, Make stars smaller, Increase star color, Soft color gradient removal and a small amount of Star diffraction spikes (not really visible in this image).
Warning: Be prepared for loads of pretty pictures with star spikes all over them ;-)
Like these... hehe.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Horsehead Nebula in Orion... bit more data.

1 hr, 40 min, 73 frames.

M45 - with more subs.

3 hrs, 7 mins, 273 frames.