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Forum: Solar System 17-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By John W
Sunspots dec 17

Dec 17, Victoria: Lots of sunspots today on eastern side of the sun. This single exposure image was taken with a Canon 550d camera thru a Herschel wedge attached to a WO 81 mm refractor. North is to...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 15-12-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By John W
Lx600

Did you read the review on this website under equipment reviews?
Cheers.
Forum: Solar System 02-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By John W
Moon on dec 1

Dec 1. Nice moon tonight so I decided to take a couple of pics around the terminator with a canon 550d camera thru my 10" LX600 scope. First pic shows Copernicus / Erathosthenes region; second pic...
Forum: Solar System 02-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By John W
Dec 1 sunspots

Hi Kevin, I used the solar continuum filter in the wedge 540 nm. Cheers, JW.
Forum: Solar System 01-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By John W
Dec 1 sunspots

Dec 1. Nice lot of sunspots today but as the air was rough I nearly didn't take a pic. Glad I did as it turned out with some nice definition. Single exposure with a canon 550d camera connected to a...
Forum: Solar System 17-11-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By John W
Sunspot back again!

Nov 17. Remember the monster sunspot group AR2192 that transited the Sun in October this year. It has moved around the back of the Sun and returned on the eastern side again. It has been renumbered...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 11-11-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By John W
orion in 15 sec

Great pic - DSLRs are useful! Thanks, JW.
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 10-11-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By John W
Meade x0.63 Reducer?

Hi Ken,
I just measured my Meade 0.63 reducer at FL 140 mm (to centre of lens set). Regards, John W.
Forum: Solar System 10-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By John W
Sun Nov 10th

Nov 10th. Nice morning in central Vic. so I decided to take a look at the Sun with my SM II 60 scope. This single exposure image was taken thru a Canon 550d camera to show the promineces. The AR in...
Forum: Solar System 30-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By John W
Hi Stefan, Interesting effect, well done. Cheers,...

Hi Stefan, Interesting effect, well done. Cheers, JW.
Forum: Solar System 27-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By John W
Oct 27th, Sunspot still there

Oct 27th. Sunspot group AR2192 is still there but getting closer to the western limb of the Sun. It is still an impressive sight. This pic was taken at 11 am this morning in rough skies. Single...
Forum: Solar System 24-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
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: 168
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: 134
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: 234
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: 266
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: 234
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: 150
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: 177
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: 142
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: 134
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: 361
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: 927
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: 219
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: 229
Posted By John W
Proms 25/08/2014 and disc

Hi Ralph,
Certainly a nice set of proms. Like the colour. Cheers, John W.
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