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Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 27-07-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
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: 156
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: 239
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: 192
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: 192
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: 192
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: 110
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: 199
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: 1,753
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: 469
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: 445
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: 299
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: 602
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: 436
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: 436
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: 475
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: 410
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: 147
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: 301
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: 656
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: 586
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: 321
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: 586
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: 580
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: 197
Posted By John W
OSC Hairy Spider

Nice shot - where is this object located? Has it any NGC #? Thanks, JW.
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