Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jupiter in IR 1st Sept 2010

Jupiter, Io & Europa.

Jupiter 31st August 2010

Jupiter - blue filter 31st Aug 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Messier craters 28th August 2010

I like the sharp shadows on Messier crater to the right.

Lacus Mortis, Hercules & Atlas 28th August 2010

Fracastorius crater 28th Aug 2010

Jupiter & Ganymede 28th Aug 2010 IRRGB

Using a 2.5x TV Powermate.

Jupiter IRRGB - 28th August 2010

Fair seeing last night, could have done with getting out of bed a bit earlier.

Jupiter in IR 28th August 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Moon tonight - 23rd August 2010

Nearly full Moon tonight; Takahashi with flattener and Canon 50D, single shot 1/2000, ISO 100, processed in DPP.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Bubble Nebula and M52 18th August 2010

Had about an hour of clear'ish sky last night, so I thought I'd image something different for a change. The Bubble Nebula NGC 7635.
49x 1min at 800ISO, darks, flats & bias applied.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Star trails from 18th August 2010

Nice star trails from the other nights meteor hunt. (Shame about the gap, I had to take out a few frames due to clouds) 2hours 40mins worth.
I used Chris Schur's superb Photoshop action.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Jupiter 16th Aug 2010 IIRGB

3x TV Barlow:-

2.5x TV Powermate:-

Friday, August 13, 2010

Perseids meteor group photo.

A composite of all the meteors taken from 230 x 30sec frames last night (about 2hours).
I make it seven.

Perseids meteor shower.

Spent about 4 hours out last night on and off, with the camera piggy backed to the Takahashi, which was piggy backed to the C9.25. Taking 30sec exposures with a few seconds time lapse.
Initial scan through the images is that I've picked about 5 shots of meteors... but I have some wonderful clouds!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

First Perseid meteor tonight.

Larger M31 from the 11th Aug.

I also tweaked the colour.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

M31 11th Aug 2010

You'll never believe it! it was clear last night. First time we've had a solidly clear night for ages. So I thought I'd waste my time imaging M31 yet again. Although Actually this is the first time with my new setup, ie. camera/tak config.
Here is 115 one minute subs, with darks, flats and bias.
Processed in Deep Sky Stacker and CS4 with the help of Noels tools and some very useful actions that I found on Cloudy Nights over the years.
BTW I saw about half a dozen Perseids meteors as well

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

M31 starless from 2009

Been messing with M31 again and produced another version minus most of the stars in our galaxy.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Jupiter 5th Aug 2010 IRRGB

You can just about see Oval BA in the bottom right just going out of view.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Jupiter, Ganymede & Io 3rd Aug 2010

Jupiter in IR 3rd Aug 2010

Jupiter this morning in IR, with Ganymede & IO, left & right.