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19-06-2012, 07:50 PM
Well Bundy hit it's seeing straps tonight for this time of year. It was still pretty unstable, ranging from a 3-9/10 so it was a case of keep everything crossed & hope for at least 2K good frames in each AVI.
Mars @ F50 + a resize and Saturn @ F22 + a resize.
19-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Brilliant shot's !! love the detail.
19-06-2012, 08:36 PM
One @ F30 with Tethys in the shot.
20-06-2012, 06:28 AM
Really high quality Asi - nice. Regards ray
20-06-2012, 07:27 AM
I am taking my scope to a School Astronomy Night tomorrow. Looks like I will have to take the laptop so I can show the people what can be achieved by Astro Photographers. :thumbsup:
20-06-2012, 09:22 AM
Thanks Ray, really appreciate that comment.
Thanks Stu...And hello to all viewing at the Astronomy school:thumbsup::)
20-06-2012, 04:26 PM
Exceptional result with Mars Asi and a superb Saturn.
Considering how far past opposition Mars is and how much it's apparent dia has shrunk that is a remarkable result. Of course, Saturn is my favorite planet and this is another fine Saturn to add to your portfolio for this apparition.
21-06-2012, 12:53 PM
Thanks Trev. I was quite happy with the seeing for a change.
Unfortunately I had to create a new F30 image as a JPG (hence some compression artefacts) to get it onto this forum. I only usually like to post PNG's.
21-06-2012, 01:47 PM
Beautiful work as always.
Are you still experimenting with mono as an option, or have you given that away?
21-06-2012, 05:19 PM
Two very very nice shots John :)
21-06-2012, 08:20 PM
Very nice work John. I particuarly like the second Saturn. Sharp and well detailed. As Trev said Mars is remarkable due to its apparent diameter.
22-06-2012, 07:26 AM
Thanks Peter. No mate, pretty well dropped mono for planets. Can't really see the sense in it with the results I'm getting from the OSC:shrug: Sure, I might get a slightly better result after 3X the work but I already know I won't get 3X the quality as some seem to think you automatically get:)
Thanks Rob. You must be peeved off big time by now with I assume, cloud & bad seeing down south almost continuously??
Good to hear from you Paul. Yes, but I'd like some excellent *STABLE* seeing now to top Mars off if I can get a result like this in these types of random conditions.
22-06-2012, 10:09 AM
Simply fantastic John,
These are amazing. The seeing must have been better than expected.
Thanks for posting
23-06-2012, 10:27 AM
G'day Chris & thanks. Nah, seeing was up & down like a yoyo which is actually better than stable rubbish. Luckily, enough reasonable frames were captured in the 6 min. window of opportunity on each target to deliver the goods:)
23-06-2012, 12:18 PM
how good are they - brilliant. i was showing those to a bunch of kids last night (through a scope) i might send the scout leader a link to this to see the real thing ;)
23-06-2012, 03:12 PM
Thanks for the views - both are great - really good to still see some Mars!
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