Sunday, 16 April 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017

A new active area..

One New AR coming into view.....

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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Friday, 7 April 2017

7 April 2017 Spotless Sun

Clear and good seeing but nothing to see!!  Spotless Sun:

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Sunday, 2 April 2017


Just a simple three pane mosaic.  200/2000 frames each pane.  ED120APO and ASI120mm camera:

2 April 2017 Moon JPEG

A few garden flowers:

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A soft and fuzzy Sun

Today's Sun in dire seeing - almost impossible to get a sharp focus.  The "close ups" are at native focal length (900mm) and are stacks of 64 frames from 5000 taken.

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2 April 2017 Close up

Saturday, 1 April 2017

A few spots again Sun 1 April 2017

Finally some clear blue sky - and the Sun with a few spots as well!  Main Disc 33/150 frames with a Canon 1100D and ED120APO.  Close-ups with the same scope but a 2.5x Powermate and ASI120mm camera.

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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Sunday hazy Sun 26 Mar 2017

A very hazy sky today so quite tricky to get any detail.  It appears AR 2643 has disappeared and a new unclassified AR has appeared overnight.  PS: Sorry about the dead centre dust bunny!!

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

First Sun for over a Month–25 March 2017

My first Solar image for over a month due to clouds and more clouds whenever I had the chance to get outside!  Today I managed 100 frames and stacked 59 of them to get this.  Seeing was poor.

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Saturday, 4 March 2017

4 March 2017–tonights Moon

A three pane mosaic under quite hazy conditions:

4 March 2017 Moon JPEG

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Just a glimpse of the Sun…

Just a glimpse of the Sun but enough to run off 60 frames and stack 40 of them:

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Venus this evening 13th Feb

13 February 2017 Venus

The Sun at last!!

My first view of the Sun for three weeks!  Mediocre seeing.  Best 40 from 160 frames with a Canon 1100D and 120mm achromat with Baader film on an EQ5.

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Monday, 23 January 2017

Venus and Mars

Another shot of Venus - this time with enough time to get an RGB run as well as mono.  ED120 APO, 2.5x Powermate, ASI120mm camera.  200/5000 frames each channel RGB and 200/10,000 frames for the mono.

Also - for a bit of fun - a swift 200/5000 mono frames of a really tiny Mars! (Same optics so this is comparable in size to Venus image)

Mono Venus:

23 January 2017 Venus

RGB Venus:

23 January 2017 Venus RGB


23 January 2017 Mars