Saturday, 28 May 2011

10,000 and counting

Bizibilder has just noticed that his Blog now has over 10,000 hits!  What a popular little Bizibilder he is!!!!!!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Mooning again!

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The Moon is back in the evening sky and this is a swift eight pane mosaic from last night – just before the clouds rolled in.  Not the greatest quality but not bad, says Bizibilder.

Just for a change a different scope – 120mm refractor and SPC900 webcam. Each pane best 400 out of 600 frames.  Processed in Registax and PS CS5.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Re-run of the galaxy M51 in Canes Venatici

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Bizibilder has returned to an object that he photographed and posted on the 9th April – M51 the “double” spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici.  There is a total of 2h 42mins data here, taken over two nights and combined using the computer.The “framing” is much better – Bizibilder has learned to use his computerised telescope guiding system at last!!  He also feels his image processing has been helped by using the correct settings on his processing software – far less blue in the images!! (Thanks to various Astro-forum members for their patience and help!)

How many “little fuzzies” –  can you spot in the wide field image?  Bizibilder reckons on at least eight other galaxies are visible in this image!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Five hours of exposure over two nights!! That Whale again.

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Bizibilder has added two hours of extra subs to my original 3h 0m of 5 min  and spent rather a long time processing this!! It seems to have improved the image and allowed him to get some colour into the larger galaxy.

Techie: ED80 PRO on HEQ5 EQMOD, guided with ST80, SPC900, PHD. Canon 1000D unmodded. Total exposure: 5hours 4 mins.

M13 The Great Cluster in Hercules

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Well, Bizibilder has gone full circle!!  His very first Deep Sky Object photograph was of M13, taken in August 2010.  Above is a an image of M13 taken last night with his current imaging set-up, using an exposure of 40mins in 2 min subs.  Next to it is a crop of the cluster from that image  and also the first DSO picture Bizibilder ever took (just 8minutes exposure) for comparison.