Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Jupiter & Ganymede 30th July 2010 IRRGB

The seeing and transparency were not very good last night, but I managed to get something.

Jupiter & Ganymede in IR 30th July 2010

Quick post from the observatory whilst waiting for the clouds to give way :-\

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jupiter 28th July 2010 - GRS

Jupiter moon Ganymede 28th July 2010

Ganymede was quite a way out from Jupiter, so I imaged it separately.
Ganymede is the largest natural satellite in the Solar System at 5262 kilometers in diameter, larger than the planet Mercury.

Below is Ganymede from the JPL simulator

Jupiter IRRGB - 28th July 2010

GRS just coming around bottom left.

Jupiter 28th July 2010

Jupiter this morning in IR.

Friday, July 23, 2010

LROC NAC mosaic of Bhabha crater and its central peaks

Image details.

Credit NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

M106 re-processed.

Going over old data and re-processing for something to do in these cloudy nights.
This is a tricky one to process... they all are! because I think the exposure wasn't quite correct, bit too dark. The histogram needed to be a bit more to the right.

Monday, July 19, 2010

M31 tweaked.

As there haven't been any clear nights for ages, I decided to tweak my M31 that I re-processed the other day.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

M31 rising again.

Here's my M31 from last year, re-processed yet again. Hope to improve this year ;-)
Now that I have the camera config sorted with the SKY-90.

Monday, July 12, 2010

3D Anaglyph: Cerberus Fossae

Gotta see this!
A 3D anaglyph composed of two Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter images taken within the Cerberus Fossae region.

Credit: NASA / JPL / MSSS

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lutetia closest approach images from Rosetta

Couldn't resist playing with these a bit. In CS4; high pass filtering, Smart sharpen, Shadows and highlights.

Credit ESA

Friday, July 09, 2010

Noctilucent Clouds 9th July 2010

Some nice Noctilucent clouds over Swindon tonight. First I've seen this year.

Monday, July 05, 2010

3 in 1

Three planets in one night, Venus, Saturn and Mars. 3x TV Barlow, IR filter & SKYnyx. All taken just after 8:30 in a blue sky.