Monday, June 28, 2010

Jupiter & Ganymede 26th June 2010 RGB & LRGB

RGB and LRGB using the IR in the luminance channel (LAB mode in CS4).

Jupiter 28th June 2010

Fairly good seeing again this morning, although there were some high altitude clouds getting in the way occasionally. And my corrector fogged over with dew just after this shot, time to break out the old hair dryer.

Below RRGB with aggressive sharpening.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jupiter 27th June 2010

Good seeing early this morning, although Jupiter is still quite low.

3x TV Barlow

IR Luminance channel for above

Next two below; 2.5x Powermate

3x TV Barlow

4x Imagemate

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Excuses, excuses.

Sorry for the lack of imaging, but I'm recovering from an illness and a bit immobile at the moment.

I'll be back very soon.

In the meantime here's a good charity to donate to.

Cheers Mick.

Monday, June 14, 2010

NASA Team Captures Hayabusa Spacecraft Reentry

This is like pure science fiction.
Look at what these guys have been up to! some people get all the good jobs.

Also a nice report by Emily from The Planetary Society Blog.

Credit: JAXA

Friday, June 04, 2010

Latest flash spotted on Jupiter.

Superb work by Anthony Wesley and Christopher Go.
Below image credit Anthony Wesley.

On CN and BBC.

Venus... with some cloud detail!

Managed to capture some cloud detail on Venus tonight, at last!!

Saturn 4th June 2010

The seeing wasn't good enough to push the magnification any higher. So here's a little'un taken with my 2.5x Powermate.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

M57 & M13- 3rd June 2010

30x10sec per colour. Plus 10x10sec darks.
Just messing about, it's too light to do anything serious!

M13 40x10sec no filters.