Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A sunspots progress

Just for fun - a composite of my images of AR2305 for March:

March AR 2305 progress

Last Sun of March

Windy!!!  But the gusts dropped away this afternoon to only 40mph.  Ran off a few frames and stacked 40/160 for this:

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Monday, 30 March 2015


Found these in the camera – from last autumn and the only attempt at fireworks where I have ever captured something!


30 March Sun

Clear spring skies marred by a strong wind and high hazy clouds scurrying about.  I took 250+ frames in bursts of 3 or 4 as and when the clouds allowed.  The best 43 stacked to get this:

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Sunday, 29 March 2015

28 March 2015 Moon

A 6 pane mosaic to add to my collection.  Seeing was quite wobbly and has resulted in a lack of sharpness to the final image.

28 March 2015 Moon

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Sun 28 March 2015

Clouds cleared at 16.20, set up by 16.25, images taken by 16.30, packed up by 16.35.

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Moon 27 March 2015 showing Lunar “X” and “V”

The Lunar "X" was past its best when I took this but it is visible as is the less well known "V".  5 pane mosaic using ED120APO and ASI120mm camera:

27 March 2015 Moon mosaic

Full size here

Friday, 27 March 2015

A BIG Moon image!! 26 March 2015

22panes taken with the ASI120mm mono camera, ED120APO with a 2.5x powermate, red filter.  Stacked in AS2 and sharpened using L-R deconvolution via Astra-Image.  cropped and stitched in Photoshop.

This is a large image if you click on the thumbnail!!  Enjoy the tour!

26 March 2015 Moon Large

And the full size: (This is BIG!!)

A BIG Moon

25 March Moon mosaics

A couple of mosaics from 25th March.  ED120APO and ASI120mm camera, red filter, 800/3000 frames stacked in AS2 and sharpened using L-R deconvolution in Astra-Image.  Finished and stitched in PS.

Reduced size JPEG:

25 March 2015 Moon

Same but full frame:

Full size

And the top half showing very favourable libration (using a 2.5x Powermate):  (Big file!)

Big Moon

Thursday, 26 March 2015

26 March Sun

Clear and steady today and quite a bit going on:

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Sun 25 March 2015

Just in from work early enough to catch Sol peeking over the neighbours fence - First weekday shot of the spring!!

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Sunday, 22 March 2015

2 Day old Moon

A very thin crescent Moon tonight.  Taken before it was fully dark as the Moon was heading behind the neighbours rooftop.  ED120APO and ZWO ASI120mm camera.  Four pane mosaic of 800/3000 frames.  Stacked in AS2 and L-R deconvoluted in Astra Image.  Stitched in MS ICE (Photoshop kept dropping one pane!!).

Moon 22 March 2015

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The Sun 22 March 2015

Hazy but just about clear enough this afternoon to get a few shots - 42/128 frames to give this:

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Sun 14 March 2015

A few gaps in the clouds today allowed a run of 120 frames.  40 stacked to get this:

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Saturday, 7 March 2015

The Sun 7 March 2015

Clear but hazy and with appalling seeing!!  46/128 frames to get this.  At least there is a new AR coming into view:

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Moon 3 March 2015

Seeing was a bit wobbly tonight.  Anyway - A six pane mosaic of the nearly full Moon:

3 March 2015 Moon

And full size:


Venus 2 March 2015

800/10 000 frames taken to achieve this view of the planet Venus:

Venus 2 March 2015

The Moon 2 March 2015

2 March 2015 Moon

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And full sized: