Bizibilder’s was unable to take too many pictures tonight as the clouds rolled in! But he was able to capture some data from the galaxy M33 (in the constellation Triangulum – The triangle – what else?). Only 14mins of exposure (it needs an hour or two to do it justice!!) BUT it is Bizibilder’s first “proper” photo of a galaxy and he is quite chuffed with himself!
Saturday, 30 October 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
This is a new set of pictures from Wednesday night – Bizibilder has just spent all day trying to process them. Not too good at the moment but he will persevere!! Bizibilder has just added the pic on the right as this is the same data reprocessed! Still not good – the LH one has all the detail and the RH one the better “background”!! Eventually the idea is to combine both sets of pictures into one. (Bizibilder could not have done that with a film camera!!). (The techie bit – 43 x 1min subs + 24 darks at ISO800 200mm f/5 reflector canon 1000D prime focus)
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Yet another shot of the Moon from Bizibilder’s back garden. This time Bizibilder remembered to put North at the top!!
This one is a stack of 30 images (to hopefully reduce atmospheric turbulence ie “wobbly image!”) taken last night. (200mm f/5 reflector Canon 1000D ISO200 1/400 sec stacked in Registax and tinkered with in Photoshop)
Saturday, 23 October 2010
This is the “Double Cluster” in Perseus taken on the night of 10th October. It is made from 11 “subs” of two minutes each stacked together and processed in Photoshop (now that I have it and it works – a long story!!). 200mm reflector telescope f/5 and canon 1000D at ISO 800.
This image of the Moon was taken on 20th October 2010 using my 200mm (8”) reflector and DSLR camera. The image above is made up from about 10 single images “stacked” to make one image. This was then processed using “Photoshop” to sharpen the image and improve the contrast and brightness. Not exactly advanced processing but certainly an improvement on the single frame below (which is, by the way, one of the frames used in the above image!)
Friday, 22 October 2010
This single frame of the Moon was taken the other night. Bizibilder has used Photoshop to slightly enhance the image – nothing special as he is a raw beginner!! The crater with the rays is Tycho. South at the top (roughly) – as you see the moon through most telescopes (as the image is inverted.