Sunday, 26 March 2017

Sunday hazy Sun 26 Mar 2017

A very hazy sky today so quite tricky to get any detail.  It appears AR 2643 has disappeared and a new unclassified AR has appeared overnight.  PS: Sorry about the dead centre dust bunny!!

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

First Sun for over a Month–25 March 2017

My first Solar image for over a month due to clouds and more clouds whenever I had the chance to get outside!  Today I managed 100 frames and stacked 59 of them to get this.  Seeing was poor.

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Saturday, 4 March 2017

4 March 2017–tonights Moon

A three pane mosaic under quite hazy conditions:

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Just a glimpse of the Sun…

Just a glimpse of the Sun but enough to run off 60 frames and stack 40 of them:

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Venus this evening 13th Feb

13 February 2017 Venus

The Sun at last!!

My first view of the Sun for three weeks!  Mediocre seeing.  Best 40 from 160 frames with a Canon 1100D and 120mm achromat with Baader film on an EQ5.

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Venus and Mars

Another shot of Venus - this time with enough time to get an RGB run as well as mono.  ED120 APO, 2.5x Powermate, ASI120mm camera.  200/5000 frames each channel RGB and 200/10,000 frames for the mono.

Also - for a bit of fun - a swift 200/5000 mono frames of a really tiny Mars! (Same optics so this is comparable in size to Venus image)

Mono Venus:

23 January 2017 Venus

RGB Venus:

23 January 2017 Venus RGB


23 January 2017 Mars

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Venus this evening 22 January 2017

A swift capture of Venus.  ED120 APO 2.5x Powermate and ASI120mm camera using an ir block filter only.  Just one run as I ran out of time before Venus dropped too low.  500/5000 frames. stacked is AS2 and finished in PS.

22 January 2017 Venus

First Sun image of the New year

My first pics of the Sun for three weeks and the first of the New Year!  hazy and -2°C outside so I'm a bit chilly .  In all that time I only missed three tiny spots as the Sun is so quiet at the moment.

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Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Sun 29 Dec 2016

Todays Sun - seeing slightly better than it has been but still poor!  AR2621 is not easy to spot on my image but it is there if you know where to look  ;)  !

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Monday, 26 December 2016

A spotless Boxing Day Sun

A spotless Sun today!  I took 250 frames and stacked 49 of them for this image.  Poor seeing and windy too!:

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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Winter Sun

First sight of the Sun for a while!  The seeing was awful but I managed to get this:

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