Saturday, 25 August 2018

Sun pictures again!!

Not taken a Sun pic for three months!!  However all is not lost as I have only missed a dozen tiny spots as we are passing through solar minimum.

Usual rig of 120mm APO refractor, Baader Solar film ND 5.0, Canon 1100D, ISO 100, 1/3200 sec exposure.  120 still frames taken.  Trimmed in Pipp and then stacked in Registax 5.  Photoshop to finish and add false colour.

25 August 2018 JPEG25 August 2018 Annotated JPEG25 August 2018 Long & Lat

Saturday, 5 May 2018

A not quite spotless Sun

Todays Sun with a tiny new Active Area to see:

5 May 2018 JPEG5 May 2018 Annotated JPEG5 May 2018 Long & Lat

Monday, 23 April 2018

The Moon with X and V on display

A bit slow processing these but finally done - The Moon with the "X" and "V" on display from last night.

ED120APO, ASI120mm mono camera, 2.5x Powermate for the close-ups.  Processed in PIPP, Autostakkert!3, Astra Image and Photoshop for a final tweak!

The main image is a five pane mosaic - each pane 200/2000 frames taken (one was a pig where the scope/ camera or something moved and I had to crop about 50 frames from the end of the AVI - I think i may have walked past the scope and I must have nudged it! :hmh:

Close-ups as above ie 200/2000 frames each pane - one a single and one a two pane mosaic.

22 April 2018 Moon Mosaic with X and V JPEG22 April 2018 Moon Lunar X22 April 2018 Moon Lunar V JPEG

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Another clear day

A second clear day in a row!  AR 2706 putting on a show:

22 April 2018 JPEG22 April 2018 Annotated JPEG22 April 2018 Long & Lat

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Sunspots at last!!

The Sun with some activity at last!  ED 120APO, Canon 1100D/ASI120mm Baader Solar film:

21 April 2018 JPEG21 April 2018 Annotated JPEG21 April 2018 Long & Lat21 April 2018 AR 2706

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Sunday, 25 March 2018

The Sun at last!!

Some Sun!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But no spots Crying face

Usual ED120APO and Canon 1100D - 24/128 frames processed in PIPP, Registax5 and Photoshop:

25 March 2018 JPEG25 March 2018 Annotated JPEG25 March 2018 Long & Lat

Friday, 23 February 2018

The Moon showing the Lunar "X" and "V"

Taken last night to show the Lunar "X" and "V" - You can spot them along the terminator (area between light and shadow on the disk.