Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Sun today

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Todays Sun with much better seeing!   I've put a couple of "Unclassified" labels to areas that seem to have become active since yesterday.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Sun during the thaw!

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Poor old Bizibilder had to paddle about in the slush to take these!  (He has just endured two weeks of sub-zero temperatures and snow).  The Seeing was awful with the Sun “boiling” all over the place!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Reprocessed Crab Nebula (Replaced picture)

Bizibilder has been having a play with his recent Crab Nebula data and has come up with yet another (his third) version - much more detail in the Nebula. This is a reprocess of exactly the same stacked image, He just took a bit more time over it!  Click for full size:

12 Jan 2013 Crab Second process

Snow Day!


Six inches of snow and -10°C last night!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Today’s Sun–at last!

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After waiting all day (including setting up and taking down twice!!!!!) I finally managed to get these with the Sun very low over the neighbours rooftop and behind some twiggy trees!  Not the best images but I was determined to get that spot! (or spots - AR 1654 - it really is big).  Teccie bit - 60/128 frames stacked in R5 with flats.  Evostar 120 Achromat and Canon 1100D.

Crab Nebula (the result of a Supernova about 1000 years ago!

Picture saved with settings embedded.

Full size here:

Crab full size

And the full frame wide field:

Crab widefield

Saturday, 12 January 2013

First signs of life in the garden:



A few bulbs are starting to show through in the garden – crocus and daffodils.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

A swift Jupiter–the “boring” side!

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Bizibilder took this before taking a TV break – when he went back outside the seeing had deteriorated so much he promptly packed up in disgust!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

A Foggy Sun with measles:

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Foggy this morning hence the awful images!  It looks as if the Sun has measles?

Normally Bizibilder takes sun pictures at ISO 100 and 1/600-1/4000 sec exposure – today’s were ISO 800 and 1/125sec! 

Friday, 4 January 2013

A rough and ready Jupiter

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Taken tonight before it was fully dark.  The seeing was awful!!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year Sun

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Todays Sun in beautiful clear blue skies!!  Hopefully an omen for the New Year.  Stack of 64/128 with 24 flats.  Evostar 120 Achromat, Canon 1100D 1/1250 sec ISO 100 Baader Solar film.

I took a set of images about an hour earlier than these and left the scope set-up.  I'm glad I did as the earlier set were nowhere near as clear.  Its surprising what a difference about 2.5° altitude makes.