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Forum: Solar System 24-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By John W
The big sunspot

Oct 24th, 2 pm. Yesterdays pic was thru light cloud - today I managed to capture this image of sunspot group AR2192 in a break in the clouds. If you compare it with yesterday's pic. "Huge sunspot"...
Forum: Solar System 24-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By John W
Hi Paul, Glad you finally got around to using the...

Hi Paul, Glad you finally got around to using the edge. Certainly is a grand sunspot group. Thanks for the view. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 23-10-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By John W
Huge sunspot

Oct 23rd 2 pm. Waited for a few hours for cloud to go but it didn't. So had to take this image of the Sun thru light cloud. Shows the huge sunspot AR2192 together with 2194 and 2195. North is to...
Forum: Solar System 08-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By John W
Oct 5th Moon pics

Hi ted, No have not tried movie mode yet. Stills are keeping me busy and are good enough. Cheers, JW.
Forum: Solar System 07-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By John W
Hi Res Lunar Collection 4th Oct

Hi Ted, Nice images of some interesting areas. Thanks, John W.
Forum: Solar System 06-10-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By John W
Oct 5th Moon pics

A nice high moon on the evening of Oct 5th. Three features stood out so I made some pics of them. All single exposures with a canon 550d camera thru a Meade 10" LX600 scope. Can you recognise:
1. ...
Forum: Solar System 05-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By John W
Oct 5th Solar proms.

Hi, Some nice solar prominences on the eastern limb today. This single exposure shot was taken with a Canon 550d camera thru a SMII 60 mm scope. Exposed for the proms, so surface is overexposed....
Forum: Solar System 05-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By John W
Sunspots & Solar Granulation 2nd Oct

Hi ted, Great shot showing a lot of detail. Thanks, John W.
Forum: Solar System 29-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By John W
Sun Sept 28th

Some nice activity on the Sun on Sept 28th. Three pics shown here are all single exposures thru a Canon 550d camera. Orange one is a Ha shot thru SMII60 mm scope, yellow/orange is of prominences at...
Forum: Solar System 25-09-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By John W
Sun pics 25th Sept

25th Sept. After being away on hols. it was back to check up on the sun today. Captured two single exposure pics with a Canon 550d camera.
Orange one is thru a SMII60 mm scope (Ha) and yellow one...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 29-08-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By John W
reCanon 60Da camera query

I just found a overseas online store DigBuy offering a Canon 60Da astro camera for $700 AUD. I suspect they are a scam as some things did not come up right when I went to place an order. Anyone tried...
Forum: General Chat 29-08-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By John W
EJ Hartung's Astronomical Objects for Southern telescopes

Hi Everyone, I just checked my hardcopy of this book - its must be a first edition, 1968 printing with blue dust jacket in excellent condition. Wonder what its worth? I'm keeping it. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 27-08-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By John W
2 Prom. comparison.

27 Aug. 2014. A nice prominence group on the eastern limb of the Sun has been active over the last few days. The first pic. here was taken yesterday Aug 26th at 11.14 am. The second today Aug. 27th...
Forum: Solar System 27-08-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By John W
Proms 25/08/2014 and disc

Hi Ralph,
Certainly a nice set of proms. Like the colour. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 22-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By John W
Proms today 22nd Aug.

Hi, The prom picture was taken at 1/100 sec at ISO400, f5.6 in colour. With some post processing. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 22-08-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By John W
Proms today 22nd Aug.

Fri 22nd Aug, 11.30 am. Saw some nice prominences on the Sun's eastern limb today. This single exposure image was taken thru a Solarmax II 60 mm scope with a canon 550d camera. Thanks for viewing....
Forum: Solar System 22-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By John W
Venus and Jupiter

Nice set of pics Derek as usual. Good to see you are keeping busy. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 02-08-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By John W
Prom on the Sun

2nd August, 2 pm. Had to wait for the clouds to clear but I managed to take this single exposure shot of a nice prominence on the Sun. SM II 60 scope (Ha) with Canon 550d camera. Also a few filaments...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 29-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By John W
Solar filters

Hi, I have tested glass solar filters and baader astro film filters on a refractor and SCT, and found I get much better images with the film with both types of scope. If you have a refractor the best...
Forum: Solar System 22-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By John W
Prom on 22 july

22nd July 4 am UT (2 pm AEST). Not much activity in the way of sunspots at the moment but since it was a nice sunny day I found this prominence on the Sun. Taken thru a SM II 60 scope (Ha) and Canon...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 17-07-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By John W
Meades LX850

Hi, Hopefully you read the review in IIS equipment reviews of the Meade LX600 - works much the same as the LX850 ? Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 08-07-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By John W
7th july H alpha

Hi Gus,
Nice detail - looks like a rough sky going by the ripple around the limb. Has been rough where i live as well and lots of cloud. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 07-07-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By John W
July 7 sunspots

July 7th, Vic. Have been following some large sunspot groups across the sun. Cloudy again today but managed a small break in the clouds to capture this single exposure shot. Shows (L to R) AR2109,...
Forum: Solar System 07-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By John W
H-alpha Sun July 6th

Hi Peter, Great picture with lots of detail. How many frames combined? Well done, Thanks, John W.
Forum: Solar System 07-07-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By John W
Ceres and vesta converge over 9 nights

Aidan, Terrific result, lucky you got 9 nights in a row of clear skies.
Not sure where you live or what equipment you used? Thanks and well done. Cheers, John W.
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