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Forum: Solar System 23-06-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By John W
23 June Sunspot

23 June. Sunspot group AR 2371 looked prominent on the sun today. This shot was taken thru a WO 81 mm scope with Herschel wedge at 540 nm. Canon 550d camera single exposure. Thanks for viewing. ...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 22-06-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,691
Posted By John W
Review: Meade LX600 10" SCT

Reply to Rob,
Thanks for questions.
1. Stars are pinpoint when using prime focus - otherwise depends on quality of your eyepiece.
2. Scope is easy to collimate but I have not had to do this yet....
Forum: Solar System 27-05-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By John W
Large solar filament

May 25th. Saw this large filament on the Sun. I measured it at 500,000 km long. Single exposure taken thru a SM II 60 mm scope (Ha), with a Canon 550d camera. Thanks for viewing. Cheers.
Forum: Deep Space 25-05-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By John W
Southern stars

May 23, View of the southern stars in Carina region. Shows southern cross and Eta carina neb. Single exposure of 10 sec thru a modified Canon 1200d camera (first pic). Lens was 50 mm f1.8. Thanks for...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 07-05-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By John W
Coronado DS unit for SM II 60 mm solar scope

Coronado Solarmax II 60 mm Richview DS tuner.
This is a H-alpha 60 mm narrowband unit for use in double stacking only.
Screws into the front of the above scope (which will be already threaded)....
Forum: Solar System 01-05-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By John W
Nice shot Richard, this is what I saw as well....

Nice shot Richard, this is what I saw as well. This is a useful image because it shows the connection between a filament and prominence. Thanks , John W.
Forum: Solar System 23-04-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By John W
April 23 Monster prom.

Thanks Richard, Glad you saw it too. I have watched it now for a few hours thru the clouds - it appear fairly stable. Too much cloud now (3 pm afternoon). Cheers, JW.
Forum: Solar System 23-04-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By John W
Smile April 23 Monster prom.

April 23rd. at 1.53 UT. Noticed this monster prominence on the sun today. This single exposure shot was taken thru a SM II 60 mm scope (Ha) with a Canon 550d camera. Light cloud. I measured the...
Forum: Solar System 20-04-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By John W
The sun's top half in Ha

Hi George, Nice detail in those images, well done. Cheers, John W
Forum: Solar System 10-04-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By John W
Solar proms Apr10

April 10th. Some nice prominences on the Sun today around midday. Not much else on the surface. This single exposure image was taken thru a SMII 60 mm scope with a canon 550d camera. Thanks for...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 10-04-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By John W
Vic Astronomy Convention

VASTROC 2015 (the Victorian Astronomy Convention) is on April 17-19, 2015 at the Discovery Science and Technology Centre in Bendigo. The venue is opposite the Bendigo railway station. The program is...
Forum: Solar System 06-04-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By John W
Eclipse pic

Central Vic. A cloudy night for me for the eclipse - this was the best I could get - mostly the moon was covered by cloud. This is not a terrific pic but it is different to the others that have been...
Forum: Solar System 06-04-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By John W
Lunar collage

Hi Paul,
Nice pics. Any details on what equip/ settings you used?
Thanks,
John W
Forum: Solar System 06-04-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By John W
Sun proms

Hi Graham, Thanks for message.
I used 1/200 sec at iso200 with a canon 550d camera - with a f2.8 50 mm lens on. Attached to a Baader eyepiece (17 mm). i.e. Afocal method. This produces an...
Forum: Solar System 31-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By John W
Large Prom and Crepuscular Rays

Hi Derek,
Nice of pics with interesting look. Thanks,
Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 30-03-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By John W
Sun proms

March 26th. This image of the Sun and proms was taken thru a Solarmax II 60 mm scope around noon. Single exposure with a canon 550d camera. Sky was rough so I decided to go for a whole disc shot....
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 23-03-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By John W
Australia camera market ??

I used these sites twice to sell gear - had no problems.
Cheers, John W.
Forum: Deep Space 23-03-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By John W
OSC Hairy Spider

Nice shot - where is this object located? Has it any NGC #? Thanks, JW.
Forum: Deep Space 21-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By John W
Omega cent

March 20th Central Vic. A rough windy night but I managed this single exposure (15 sec/6400 iso) of Omega Centauri thru a LX600 10" scope (alt az) with a Canon 550d camera. Thanks for viewing.
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 19-03-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By John W
A fire in the sky!

March 13th. Walked outside to see this view of the sun setting in central Victoria. Grabbed my camera and this was the result. Inspired by Derek's
sunsets/sunrises. Thanks for viewing.
Forum: Solar System 19-03-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By John W
Proms on Sun

19th March (noon). Some nice prominences on the Sun today but not much else. This pic is a single exposure thru a Solarmax II 60 mm scope (SS) with a Canon 550d camera. Sky was rough and with little...
Forum: Deep Space 13-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 538
Posted By John W
Eta carina reprocess

Hi Paul,
Great image - best I've seen. I often wonder what the natural (actual) colours of this neb are as they appear different in different pics? I just took a pic of this neb last night and mine...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 02-03-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By John W
Vic Astro Convention 2015

Registration and program details for the Victorian Astronomical Convention are on the website <www.vastroc.net>. A terrific program for the weekend of April 17-19 in Bendigo Victoria.
Forum: Solar System 02-03-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By John W
Autumn Moon on March 1

First pic of the Moon for Autumn. A clear night so thought I'd take a pic at prime focus through a Meade 10" SCT. Single exposure at 1/125 sec at iso200 with Canon 550d. Thanks for viewing.
Forum: Deep Space 17-02-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By John W
Orion neb with dslr.

Mon 16th Feb. I was experimenting with my Canon 550d camera at prime focus on a Meade 10" SCT last night. This pic of the Orion neb. was a single exposure taken at 5 sec and 3200 iso. Thanks for...
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