Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A swifter than usual Jupiter:

Just time for one Jupiter tonight before the clouds rolled in - not the best of images as I barely had time to find and focus!

28 November 2012 Jupiter

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Bizibilder has been playing!

He has had a bit of a play with the Blog settings – He hopes his reader approves!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

23 Nov 2012 Jupiter

23 November 2012 Jupiter


From last night – quite clear and good seeing. Bizibilder had a few interruptions so the movie is a bit jumpy!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

The Moon 21 November 2012

21 November 2012 Moon

Last night’s Moon taken with my canon 1100D and 120mm refractor.  Big version here : Moon

Jupiter last night

21 November 2012 Jupiter

Click to see full size: Jupiter

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Beautiful clear blue skies!

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A beautiful clear blue sky all day today - so time to take a few Sun pictures:  Main image is a stack of 79/100 using the Canon 1100D and the AR close ups are with a 2.5x Powermate and QHY IMG132E at around 45 fps - all done through my 120mm Evostar achromat on a motorised EQ5.  Processing in Reg5 and Autostakkert2 for the AR's.  Colour and tweaking in PS CS5.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

The Sun today and some pictures of Jupiter from last night…

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Jupiter from last night, Bizibilder is still experimenting with the set-up of his new camera but things seem to be getting sorted slowly.  Two sets of images below using slightly different exposure times.  The Moon of Jupiter that you can see is Io.

10 November 2012 Jupiter

10 November 2012 Jupiter 2

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

5 November–Jupiter

5 November 2012 Jupiter


Last nights efforts were to try and get used to my QHY IMG132E camera when imaging Jupiter.  For once the seeing was quite good and, after a few tries, I managed to get this sequence.  Initially I had had trouble with over-exposure but I think I now have that under control.  One advantage of the shorter exposures is that it allows the camera to operate at slightly higher frame rates.  The short “movie” is made from the four frames above and shows just how far Jupiter rotates in around 20 minutes!! – One full revolution in around 10 hours.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Friday, 2 November 2012

The Sun Today

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Today’s Sun through the murk and very low in the sky – hence the poor images!