Nice clear blue evening sky:
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Monday, 28 September 2015
Apart from the eclipse and "blood Moon", perihelion and being 100% full there was another little "milestone" last night. The Full Moon occurred at almost zero libration - less than 1° N and less than half a degrees E/W. ie the apparent “wobble” of the Moon was reduced to almost zero.
Anyway - a nine pane mosaic: ASI120mm mono, ED120APO, stacks of 100/1000 frames with good seeing for a change! For once I'm quite pleased with the result:
And well worth clicking on the full size version (quite a big image!)
Sunday, 27 September 2015
Last nights efforts with somewhat better seeing than the last few nights. 120mm APO and ASI120mm mono camera. First up is a 9 pane mosaic and then several smaller mosaics of hopefully interesting regions. These were taken with the addition of a 2.5x Powermate. Full size versions included - click on the thumbnails:
Saturday, 26 September 2015
A 6 pane mosaic taken with a 120mm refractor and ASI120mm mono camera. Stacked in AS2 (40from 2000 frames), L-R deconvolution in Astra Image and stitched and finished in Photoshop.
And full size here:
Sunday, 20 September 2015
Saturday, 19 September 2015
Saturday, 12 September 2015
Friday, 11 September 2015
Yesterday I asked my neighbour if I could cut down his dreaded Buddleia bush so that I could photograph the Sun after I get home from work - he said "Yes"!! So I did!!
Today's Buddleia free Sun is a stack of 34 from 260 frames taken. it looks like there is a decent sized AR just coming into view:
Saturday, 5 September 2015
A swift look on the web showed a new fan could be bought for under £4 – So he bought one and spent a couple of hours this morning taking the lappy to pieces:
Swapped the fan (top left in the picture and you have to dismantle the entire machine to get at it!!) for the new one and reassembled the beast. Switched on and everything worked – a very pleased Bizibilder! (I am most certainly not a computer engineer!!)
The old fan was a bit rough when pushed round and the little internal cooling heat exchanger was completely full of fluff – no wonder it failed.