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Forum: Solar System 28-08-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By John W
Fridays Sun and a Moonrise

Hi Derek, Great detail of sun. Some interesting shapes of moonrise - just shows what the atmosphere can do. regards, John W.
Forum: Solar System 28-08-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By John W
Aug 28 Sunspot going

Aug 28 2015. Have been watching sunspot group 2403 crossing the Sun for the last week or so. It is nearly gone this morning (on W limb). This single exposure image was taken thru a WO 81 mm refractor...
Forum: Nightscapes 28-08-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By John W
Aug 28 Carina rising

Aug 28 (5.20am). Happened to be up at this early hour and took a pic of Carina rising in the SSE. Used a Canon 1200d mod with 24 mm lens at f2.8 and 3200iso. Early morning glow (spring is coming)....
Forum: Solar System 23-08-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By John W
Aug 22 Sun proms/sunspots

Aug 22. A bit of a cloudy sky this morning in Victoria but some nice prominences and a large sunspot group AR 2403 (so had to take a pic). All single exposure images (first thru a SM II 60 mm scope...
Forum: Nightscapes 19-08-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By John W
Southern stars Aug 15

Reply to Trevor, Thanks - I'm sure it was the aurora. I took another image 2 nights later in the same region at same time and no colour glow.
Regards, John W.
Forum: Nightscapes 17-08-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By John W
Mount Glasgow Aurora

Hi Phil, Great image of aurora esp. from home base. Pretty sure thats what I captured as well. Regards, John W.
Forum: Nightscapes 17-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 650
Posted By John W
Aurora 15th

Terrific images, well done. Pretty sure thats what I saw too. Cheers, JW.
Forum: Nightscapes 16-08-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By John W
Southern stars Aug 15

Hi Trev, There are no city lights in that direction. Thats why I thought it may be an aurora. Cheers, John W
Forum: Nightscapes 16-08-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By John W
Southern stars Aug 15

Aug 15, 10.30 pm. Looking S/SE from central Vic I captured these images of the Milky Way near the Coal sack (visible upper centre) with Carina region below it.
Also a glow near the horizon might be...
Forum: Nightscapes 16-08-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By John W
Yahoooo. Aurora finally!!! Plus clunky animation.

Hi, Good luck. This aurora might have been what I captured on my camera last night. I was taking pics at 10.30 pm towards the Crux/Carina region (low in S/SE) and recorded a prominent glow in the sky...
Forum: Nightscapes 14-08-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By John W
Interesting set of results Derek. At least your...

Interesting set of results Derek. At least your getting clear skies. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 14-08-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By John W
M4 single frame

Nice sharp pic Raymo. What gear did you use? Thanks, John W.
Forum: Solar System 10-08-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By John W
Sunspots Aug 10th.

Aug 10th. Only three sunspots today but one is a fairly large one (AR2396) in SE quarter. I waited for a gap in the clouds to take three pics. The yellow ones are thru a Herschel wedge on a WO 81 mm...
Forum: Solar System 07-08-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By John W
Mare Imbrium 7 Aug

7 Aug (3am). Took these two images of the Mare Imbrium region of the Moon this morning. Single exposures thru a LX600 10" scope with eyepiece using a Canon 550d camera. Thanks for viewing. Cheers,...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 27-07-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By John W
Crux star cloud

Rely to Raymo ... I've just got this camera and have been experimenting with it.
It seems to pull out more detail than my non-modded camera. Thanks for comments re colour, perhaps others can add...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 27-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By John W
Crux star cloud

22 July. Got up in early hours to capture this single exposure image of the star cloud around Crux (marked in orange). 10 sec at 1600 iso with Canon 1200d modified camera. Nice cold morning. Thanks...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 24-07-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By John W
M17 single frame

Hi Raymo, Nice shot - I'm also experimenting with single shot pics and canon 1200d. Which scope did you use and was it tracking? Cheers, J W.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 23-07-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By John W
Sagitt. star cloud

Hi all, I just played around with the levels myself using GIMP and came up with this pic. Compare with my original. Thanks.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 23-07-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By John W
Sagitt. star cloud

Hi Andrew, Thanks for altering the levels - it gives a different effect. Not sure what you adjusted to. I have just got this modded camera and have been experimenting. I'll also try adjusting white...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 23-07-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By John W
Sagitt. star cloud

I took this image last night 23 July of the Sagittarius star cloud at 2 am while looking west. Single exposure with no tracking of 10 sec at iso1600 with canon 1200d modded camera 50 mm lens/f1.8....
Forum: Solar System 16-07-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By John W
Solar pics

Taken on 10 July. A gap in rain clouds allowed me to take these pics of the sun with a WO 81 mm refractor and Herschel wedge using a Canon 550d camera.
Both single exposures thru different...
Forum: Solar System 23-06-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
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: 1,823
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: 486
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: 469
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...
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