Bizibilder only managed 25 frames to make this picture today – The gaps between the clouds are getting smaller!
Monday, 30 July 2012
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Friday, 27 July 2012
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Usual stuff above but a little added detail with the new camera posted below. All Bizibilder has to do now is learn how to process the darn things!
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Just tried the new camera out today, it’s a proper astro-camera for Sun, Moon and Planetary work – high speed video capture is its speciality. Should give far better images than Bizibilder could ever get with a webcam. This is the best of today’s images taken with it – the seeing was awful but, in Bizibilder’s opinion, this is already far better than anything he has taken with the webcam.
Bizibilder decided to have a play with some simple star trails last night. An old 50mm f2.8 lens from his old film camera was put onto the Canon 1100D (with an adapter!) and carefully focussed. The whole lot was held on a conventional tripod. About 30 x 10 second exposures were made of an area in the constellation Cygnus.
One process was to assemble all the pictures as “star trails” – just look at all the different coloured stars!
Then the same pictures were stacked on top of each other to give this:
And finally a piece cut from a star atlas to show what’s what:
Monday, 23 July 2012
Todays Sun - starting to see some active regions coming into view and a new area 1526 has appeared. Seeing clear and fair for once! Rumour has it that the two spots marked “unclassified” may be “returners” that have rotated back into view after being on the “far side” for around a fortnight. You can (possibly) see them (1513 and 1514) on the disc for 28th June etc.
Sunday, 22 July 2012
At last a sunny day (UK weather has been awful for the last few months – even by our standards!) so Mr and Mrs Bizibilder took a short trip to the North Norfolk coast:
Just to see the sea, you see!
And the saltmarshes:
and the big blue Norfolk sky,
and the church at Salthouse, near Wells.
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Sunday, 15 July 2012
This took nearly two hours to get! Bizibilder set up as Sat24 (Satellite weather website) seemed to show the cloud breaking up - everything was aligned after about 40mins waiting then had to wait another half an hour for a second gap in the clouds to image through. At least Bizibilder got some gardening done while he waited.....
Techie bit: The "close up" is actually a crop of the full size image taken and all images are from a stack of 41 out of 130 DSLR images taken. SW ED120 APO stopped to 100mm. Canon 1100D ISO 100 1/3200 sec. Baader Solar Film.