Thursday, 31 March 2016

March 31 Sun

Still Just the one big spot:

31 March 2016 JPEG31 March 2016 Annotated JPEG31 March 2016 Long & Lat

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

30 March Sun

Almost dead centre!  Just the one spot on show:

30 March 2016 JPEG30 March 2016 Annotated JPEG30 March 2016 Long & Lat

Monday, 28 March 2016

Jupiter tonight with the red spot on show

Just a quickie between the clouds for this one:

28 March 2016 Jupiter JPEG

Thursday, 17 March 2016

16 March Moon

Usual set-up of ED120APO and ASI120mm mono camera.  Stack of 200/2000 frames for the mosaic.  Reasonable seeing but not quite as steady as the previous night:

16 March 2016 Moon mosaic JPEG

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Moon 14 March–good seeing

Quite clear and steady seeing last night - I was able to "reduce" the sharpening required as the stacked image was pretty good!  Imaged with my ED120APO and ASI120mm mono camera.  Three pane mosaic and five panes along the terminator (with 2.5x Powermate) before the mist formed and put an end to proceedings.

14 March 2016 Moon mosaic JPEG14 March 2016 Moon terminator JPEG

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Moon 12 March–two mosaics

One with and one without a 2.5x Powermate - both ED120APO and ASI120mm mono camera.  Small one 200/2000 frames the larger 200/3000 frames.  I had to give up with the larger one as the seeing deteriorated quite rapidly as the Moon set over the neighbours rooftops (and heat haze!):

12 March 2016 Moon mosaic JPEG

12 March 2016 Moon Large mosaic JPEG

Sunday Sun–13 March

First Sun for a while - seeing was only reasonable:

13 March 2016 JPEG13 March 2016 Annotated JPEG13 March 2016 Long & Lat

Thursday, 10 March 2016

The Moon 10 March 2016 – A vcery thin crescent

Just 1.67 days old which is about as young as I could get with the view from my observatory - the moon was dipping behind the wall as I took the panes for this 3 pane mosaic.  ED120 APO, ASI120mm camera, 100/1000frames, stacked in AS2 (with some difficulty as the software didn't like the thin crescent!).

10 March 2016 Moon JPEG

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Jupiter 4 March 2016

First Jupiter images of the season – taken during very poor seeing.  These are made from three mono images, one each through a red, a green and a blue filter.  These were then combined to make the colour image.  You can clearly see jupiters Great Red Spot.

Jupiter 4 February 2016 RGB