Bizibilder has just noticed that his Blog now has over 10,000 hits! What a popular little Bizibilder he is!!!!!!
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
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
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
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.
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.