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Old 07-25-2010, 10:47 AM   #106
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Your picture came out well too - you got some nice detail, which was more than I could do with my old camera. I also kept over-exposing on anything down to about 1/4 of a second, so I set it to the lowest option, and it worked. I think you can also use editing programs to change light levels.

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Also, the Perseid meteor shower is peaking soon on the 13th August in the early hours of the morning. I have already noticed an increase in the number of meteors lately, so they will make a good photo opportunity, with over 150 meteors per hour under dark skies.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:18 PM   #107
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Hi again,

I got a fantastic sunset panorama and images of the red sky (plus one of Venus) this evening:







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Old 08-11-2010, 03:31 AM   #108
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My most recent attempt, this time with a setup that's mildly more sophisticated than trying to hold a camera to the eyepiece, which I've never managed to make work.

Scope: Meade 4500 4.5" f/8 newtonian
Camera: HP Webcam 2100 with lens removed and modified to fit 1.25" adapter.

These were taken on Aug. 7 at about 06:00 GMT. The first is simply a raw frame. The second is about 900 frames of video stacked using Registax (amazing bit of kit, that).

I'm really pleased with the results. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get anything with my cheap scope (the mount doesn't even have a clock drive), I'm really impressed with Registax's ability to turn my shaky, all-over-the-place video into something recognizable.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:50 AM   #109
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Here's a satellite flare I caught last night - I don't know if it was an Iridium because it was travelling west to east, and seemed to be going too fast.

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Old 08-12-2010, 04:00 PM   #110
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If anyone is interested in a space picture community I upload my pictures here http://todaysspacepictures.com/ also does anyone know what mm lens you need to see mars?
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:05 PM   #111
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I got some frames of Jupiter last night - they show the missing SEB, and some of them show the southern equatorial zone too:

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Old 08-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #112
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Here's the pairing of the Moon and Jupiter of tonight:

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Old 09-01-2010, 09:38 PM   #113
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Here are some more frames of Jupiter from tonight (a little cloudy and seeing was not so great):

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Old 09-02-2010, 07:25 AM   #114
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Clear skies and good phase finally let me try my hand at the moon. I also started playing around with the wavelet filter in RegiStax, and got some really good results.

The first two are the eastern half of Mare Imbrium, with ant without wavelet filter, and the last one is Tycho and Clavius craters in the southern highlands. In the second image, if you zoom in close, you can just make out Hadley Rille as a line of slightly darker pixels.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:37 PM   #115
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Here are the photos I took tonight - the region around Cygnus, Cassiopeia (the Andromeda Galaxy is visible as a small smudge), the Pleiades above the trees, and Ursa Major above the hedge. I also got some nice frames of the space station through my telescope.











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...And here's a video of the pass through my scope:

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Old 09-03-2010, 09:49 PM   #116
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"...And here's a video of the pass through my scope:"


Now that, is cool
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:23 AM   #117
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And here's the ISS through my scope from a few months ago





And a Image of M27 through my guidescope from tonight.


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Old 09-04-2010, 02:52 PM   #118
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Here are some stacked frames of Ganymede eclipsing Jupiter last night:







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I managed to get some nice details by processing further:

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Old 09-04-2010, 05:23 PM   #119
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Wow. Every time I visit this thread I kick myself for not getting a new equatorial mount for my telescope...
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:59 PM   #120
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I have re-worked and re-stacked my afocal ganymede video, this time converting directly from Quicktime to uncompressed AVI. There are some more nice surface details around the disk, including a better GRS and some nice festoons and bands, plus the two moons are visible:


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