Saturday, 29 June 2013

A rather grubby Sun!

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Hardly a break in the clouds all day - this was taken through a hazy gap.  Only 21 frames from 104 stacked (after manually dumping around fifty more due to clouds!).

Saturday, 22 June 2013

A tiny gap in the clouds………….

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One little blue hole in an expanse of grey but I was waiting!!!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

A very hazy sun!

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Bizibilder took well over 300 frames and dumped 250+ of them to get this image of the Sun – Just too much cloud and haze to get a “clean” frame.  But the stacking software came to the rescue and the result is not too bad after all!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

The Lunar “X”

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The Moon was quite low in the West for this and also boiling around as it was close to the neighbours rooftops - But at least i managed to see and record the "Lunar X" for the first time.  It is only sunlight hitting the top rims of several adjacent craters but it it quite striking when you see it.  These were taken over about half an hour and you can see the development of the "X" easily.

All cropped from full disc images taken with a 120mm ED refractor and Canon 1100D - each a stack of 64 images in R5 and finished in Photoshop. Click image to enlarge.

Lots of spots and pimples!!

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A bit hazy today!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Tuesday’s Sun

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4 June 2013 AR close up

Today's Sun and close ups of the two main groups.