Sunday, December 20, 2009

The night of the planets.

It's cold... but clear!!
Haven't been out for ages, so I thought I'd try and bag a few planets.
Boy I tell you what, Neptune is faint, had to pull out all the stops to image that. With the camera running at full gain & aperture, and that was at prime focus.
Coming a bit closer was Uranus, which I could a least image with a 2.5x Powermate and RGB filters.
And then we have Jupiter with a nice Callisto transit right in the middle ;-) Taken with LRGB filters, 5x Powermate & at prime focus. Very low on the horizon.

I was hoping to get a really good Mars image tonight, but this is all I could manage, and now it's started to snow! Grrr.