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Forum: Deep Space 16-01-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By John W
Eta Carina

15th Jan 2015. Last night the rain stopped and I managed to get a couple of pics with my Canon 550d camera and 300 mm telephoto lens of the Eta Carina nebula region. Exposure was 5 sec at 6400 iso....
Forum: Solar System 13-01-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By John W
Comet Jan 11 10 pm.

Sunday night Jan 11th, central Vic. Captured Comet Lovejoy high in the northern sky with a single exposure from a canon 550d camera set at 5 sec and 6400iso, 300 mm telephoto lens. Definitely see the...
Forum: Solar System 30-12-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By John W
29 Dec Moon

29 Dec. 8 pm. Nice night for a pic of the moon. Single exposure taken thru a 10" LX600 scope with a canon 550d camera. Shows Mare Serenitatis area with
Posidonius on left and Archimedes on right....
Forum: Solar System 17-12-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
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: 265
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: 244
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: 230
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: 230
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: 271
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: 411
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: 542
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: 193
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: 554
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: 230
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: 125
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: 180
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: 147
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: 247
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: 283
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: 247
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: 157
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: 189
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: 149
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: 143
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: 378
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...
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