Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Monday, 27 April 2015

Venus last night

26 April 2015 Venus

The Moon 26 April 2015–20 pane mosaic

I must be honest and say this is really a 19 pane mosaic - the 20th pane was taken "just in case" as I thought I may have missed a bit - but it wasn't needed in the final image!!

ED120APO, 2.5x Powermate, ASI120mm mono camera and a red filter:

Reduced size JPEG:

26 April 2015 The Moon JPEG

And the full size image:  (It is big!!  and you will need to click cross shaped icon at the top right to fully size the image):

Click for Large Moon!!

Saturday, 25 April 2015

25 April Sun

The clouds finally broke and the Sun came out for a few minutes:

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Friday, 24 April 2015

A couple of Moon mosaics from last night

A couple of mosaics from last night.

The first is a three panel and the second a thirteen panel taken with a 2.5x Powermate.  Other kit: ED120APO, ASI120mm, red filter.  300/4000 frames for the 3 panel and 200/2000 frames for the 13 panel.  Stacked in AS2 and stitched and finished in Photoshop.

The three pane:

3 Pane Mosaic here

And the thirteen pane (This is quite big!!):

Big 13 Pane Mosaic here

Thursday, 23 April 2015

St Georges Day Sun

Still quite a bit going on and a new AR coming into view:

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015

The Sun 20 April 2015 (with 7 pane mosaic)

Today's Sun in my usual format plus a 7 pane white light mosaic.  This is the first successful white light mosaic I have managed as i find it almost impossible to combine the panes unless there are a few conveniently positioned spots and other features.  I think you can "see the joins" in a couple of places - I had to manually build the mosaic as no software would tough it! - as there are a few differences between the panes caused by a fairly low Sun showing the effects of deteriorating seeing as it sank slowly in the West.  That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!:p   I reckon that there are well over 100 spots and small pores visible.

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20 April 2015 Active Areas

Click here for large mosaic image

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Been for a walk again

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18 Apr 2015a

The Sun 18 April 2015 white light

Clear skies and quite a selection of images today.  ED120APO, Baader filter, Canon 1100D for the full discs, ASI120mm for the Active areas and large mosaic.

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18 April 2015 Active Areas 1

And a full sized mosaic here:

Click for full size!!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

16 April Sun

Today's Sun - slightly hazy and poor seeing:

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

M51 a galaxy in Ursa Major

Just 1 hour 25 mins in 5 min subs to get this. (Doesn't go dark till 21.40 BST these days!!!)

ED120APO with flattener, unmodded Canon 1100D, ISO 800.

17 lights, 20 flats and 24 bias, no darks.

Picture saved with settings embedded.

Wednesday 15 April Sun

Today's Sun in a blue sky with a little high haze:

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

14 April Sun

Clear skies and lots going on!  What more could you ask for!!

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14 April 2015 Active Areas

Sunday, 12 April 2015

12 April Sun

Lots of high cloud that refused to disperse so not a very clear image today:

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

A walk round the block

11 April Sun–Some big new spots!!

A decent sized active area has come into view!  Something to look forward to for the next ten days or so:

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Friday, 10 April 2015

The International Space Station!

120mm APO telescope and Canon 1100d at iso 1600 and 1/320 sec.  Hand "guided" through some tiny breaks in the cloud.  My first ever attempt at the ISS - me "guiding" and Mrs Bizibilder clicking furiously at the  "take" button.  It's a shame that it clouded over - I think it would be possible to get the guiding better if I could take a bit longer to get things aligned!  Full size - just cropped to save space.


10 April Sun

Finally a good enough break in the "high haze" that has been hanging over East Anglia for the last few days:  51/128 stacked.  ED120APO, Baader film, Canon 1100D, ISO 100, 1.2000 sec.

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