These are always really nice to get; Lunar picture of the day. Makes it all worth while :-) Clavius. Stay tuned for Chuck Wood’s “Exploring the Moon” column in the January 2010 issue of Sky and Telescope
I was out again last night to capture some more data for M31. This image a 2hour 34min in total, taken from 30sec subs. Darks, flats and bias applied. Still not sure about the colour, looks a bit monochromatic green to me. Since my scope was reaching the edge of the shed imaging M31... and everything comes to an abrupt end. I thought I'd finish off the night with an easy target. The double cluster in Perseus, NGC 869 and NGC 884. There's so many stars in this region :-o
Still plugging away at M31, trying different techniques. Here's 1hr 27mins from last night. Aw gawd! I'm off again, re-processing already... I find M31 so tricky to process. My sky pollution is quite high and it obscures the nebulosity of the galaxy, so you have to make nasty compromises with the levels etc. in PS.
The LCROSS spacecraft is going to impact at crater Cabeus on the 8th/9th of this month. Here are some images of the area that I've taken over the years, and a map to find it... it's tricky. Although we won't see it from the UK, well, maybe a dust cloud later ;-)