Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jupiter 31st May 2009

All we need now is some good seeing ;-)

C9.25, 2.5x TV Powermate, L-RGB Astronomic filters, DMK camera, processed in Registax 5 and CS4.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Moon 30th May 2009.

Large version over 4Mb.

Langrenus to Petavius.

While I'm up, I might as well image Venus.

First Jupiter of the season.

Still very low in the sky.
The red spot is just to the right.
Red filter.


Friday, May 29, 2009

The moon - 29th May 2009

Taken with my Takahashi, 3x TV Barlow and Canon 50D. 10 shots combined in Registax 5.0
An hour or so before sunset. Average seeing.

(Middle) 2.5x TV Powermate

(Bottom) Prime focus.

Monday, May 25, 2009

M13 - 25th May 2009

20 minutes worth of images, uncropped. C9.25 prime focus & guided with PHD.
Although the seeing wasn't very good, I think it turned out OK :-)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

M13 colour version from quick 2500ISO test.

Two versions using slightly different processing techniques.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Test shot of M13.

21 x 10sec frames using Canon 50D @ 2500ISO.
C9.25 prime focus, unguided.
I had problems with the colour, so I converted it to B&W.

Strange clouds today.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Yet another M13 from the other night.

11 minutes @ 400ISO.

Ceres - 19th & 20th May 2009

I managed to capture the dwarf planet Ceres the other night. Well, over two nights.
I found its position in RA & DEC using my copy of Celestrons 'The Sky' and the scopes GOTO to get it into the field of view. It was to the edge of the first image, but I didn't know at the time because I wasn't sure what point of light was what.
This is the closest that it will be for a 1000 years!
I hope to use my C9.25 and DMK to get a clearer view later, weather permitting.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hotshot of the month - June Sky at Night magazine.

Big thank you to the people at "Sky at Night magazine" for the June Hotshot of the month, and the filters.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Moon in the mist.

Took this tonight just after the Sun went down. Twas a bit misty but I'm quite pleased with the results.
Canon 50D on the Takahashi Sky 90 with a 2.5x TV Powermate, 23 images stacked in Registax 5.0 and adjusted in CS4.

Blogger sometimes reduces picture sizes, so here's the original.