Saturday, 31 October 2015

At last a bit of clear sky! Saturday Sun:

At last a gap in the clouds!  Even so this is a stack of the best 36 from 250 taken:

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Moon 27 October 2015

Just time for a mono-Moon tonight as the clouds rolled in - shame as the seeing was quite good for once.

Moon 27 October 2015 Monochrome JPEG

And Full Size:

Full size here

Full Moon 26 October 2015

Managed to have a good session imaging the Moon last night.  First a 9 pane mosaic, then a nine pane RGB mosaic and finally just for fun a saturated version of the RGB image.  JPEG's Here and full size images if you follow the thumbnails.

ED120 APO, ZWO ASI120mm mono camera, RGB filters in a manual filter wheel, 100/1000 frames per pane stacked in AS2 and sharpened in Astra Image with L-R Deconvolution.  Finished in Photoshop and stitched in PS. The RGB panes were three lots of everything and took an age to process!!

Mono version:

Moon 26 October 2015 Monochrome Mosaic JPEG

Thumbnail to Full Size:

Full size mono click here

RGB Colour version:

Moon 26 October 2015 RGB Colour Mosaic JPEG

Thumbnail to Full Size:

Full size Colour click here

And just for fun a saturated version of the colour image:

Moon 26 October 2015 Saturated Colour Mosaic JPEG

Monday, 26 October 2015

Monday Sun

Steep learning curve today as this is my first view of the Sun for over a fortnight!  Additionally I now have to use the "secondary " mount (an EQ5 set up on the patio due to neighbours trees getting in the way) and the "ordinary" 120mm Achromatic refractor (with a slightly longer focal length than the APO).  On top of all that BST has reverted to GMT!  All too much for Bizibilders poor little brain!

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Sunday, 25 October 2015

As the cold winters nights draw in……..

Bizibilder needs something to occupy him – so clear nights for Astronomy - and cloudy nights will be filled with the construction of another model sailing ship:

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Captain Cooks ship on his first voyage to the Pacific- “His Majesteys Bark - Endeavour”.

Overall the model will be a couple of feet long when fully rigged.

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At the moment there is no glue to be seen – just the basic framework being cut and dry fitted.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

The Sun today–11 October 2015

Absolutely atrocious seeing today!  The first image is a crop (full size) of the best one of 150 frames taken!!

11 October 2015 poor seeing

In the end I scrapped almost all of them and stacked 14 of the best 20 - even that was a struggle!

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Friday, 9 October 2015

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Sun 8 October

Today's Sun as it sank slowly in the West:

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Saturday, 3 October 2015

Sun 3 October 2015

Todays Sun with a slightly hazy sky:

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Friday, 2 October 2015

The Moon 30 Sept 2015–36 pane (Large!!) mosaic

A Large image!!  36 panes make up this mosaic.  The original data was over 60Gb.

Click below and then on the red cross at the top right for the full size image:

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Sun 2 October

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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Moon 30 September 2015

This is a 6 pane mosaic (36 pane to follow!) of last nights Moon:

30 September 2015 6 pane mosaic JPEG

Click thumb for full size:

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