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Forum: Solar System 21-01-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By John W
A Bit of Sun

Hi Derek, Some interesting features shown on the sun today. Thanks, John W.
Forum: Solar System 15-01-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By John W
Sun 14/1/2016

Thanks Peter, Those sunspot groups look to be disappearing now they are nearly across the limb. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 12-01-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By John W
Southern beehive cluster

Southern beehive cluster in Carina.
Single exposure image taken thru a 10" LX600 SCT scope (alt az) with a Canon 1200d camera.
John Herschel described the cluster as “a really superb object”, and...
Forum: Solar System 10-01-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By John W
Feeling the heat

Jan 10th. Feeling the heat here today with 37C temp - even the scope felt very hot. This single Ha exposure image of the sun's eastern limb was taken thru a Lunt 100 scope with a canon 550d...
Forum: Solar System 02-01-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By John W
Solar Filament 30th December

Hi Ted, Nice catch - did you have the non-inverted image - could make a nice comparison. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 27-12-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By John W
Sun on Dec 28

Dec 28. I have been following AR2473 as it move across the sun's disc. Two images are shown here - yellow one is thru a WO 81 mm refractor with herschel wedge at 540 nm; second one is a Ha shot with...
Forum: Solar System 27-12-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By John W
Boxing Day Sunspots

Hi Richard, Good to see some solar observers out on Boxing Day. Looks to be an interesting group. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 26-12-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By John W
Hi Werner, Really good images of the moon....

Hi Werner,
Really good images of the moon. Some nice detail showing. Thanks, John W.
Forum: Solar System 24-12-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By John W
Sunspots Dec 24

Dec 24, Three large sunspots in one group AR2473 appeared on the Sun's eastern limb with smaller group AR2472 (above). This single exposure image was taken thru a WO 81 mm refractor with Herschel...
Forum: Solar System 23-12-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By John W
Sunspot AR2470

Reply to Karen, The scope was a William Optics 81 mm refractor. Cheers for Xmas. John W.
Forum: Solar System 18-12-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By John W
Sunspot AR2470

I have been following sunspot AR2470 as it moves across the sun's disk. See my Ha images "Sun prom on Dec 17". This image was taken thru a Herschel wedge with 540 nm filter and Canon 550d camera to...
Forum: Solar System 18-12-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By John W
Sun prom on Dec 17

Reply to Baza (Barry).... image was taken from camera as single raw frame and processed in iPhoto and GIMP. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 17-12-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By John W
Sun prom on Dec 17

Hi All, Captured this image of the sun today around noon (sun overhead) and 35C. Single exposure thru a Lunt 100 scope with a Canon 550d camera. Shows the proms and AR2470. Thanks for viewing....
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 17-12-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By John W
2070

Hi Raymo,
That pic came out well. Cheers, John W
Forum: Solar System 09-12-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By John W
Morning Reflections

Hi Derek, Good to see you up nice and early. Clear skies. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 01-12-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By John W
Orion M42

Hi Jennifer,
The LX600 is a good scope - I use it in alt az mode. Astrophotography of moon is great as exposures are short, DSOs take a bit more work as you are exposure limited by field rotation....
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 01-12-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By John W
Orion M42

Hi Raymo,
Yes I had noise reduction on. And I used high iso 6400 (I've been experimenting with high iso). Also modded camera. Thanks, John W.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 30-11-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By John W
Orion M42

Had good skies last night (Nov 29th) and took this 30 sec single exposure pic of the Orion nebula thru a LX600 (alt az mounted) at prime focus using a Canon 550d camera. Still experimenting. Thanks...
Forum: Solar System 29-11-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By John W
Moon 1st light ASI174MM (20th Nov 2015)

Hi Dennis, Great pics - almost look 3D. Well done, John W.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 28-11-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By John W
PM sent. JW

PM sent. JW
Forum: Solar System 28-11-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By John W
Sun proms Nov 28

Nov 28. Early morning shot of two prominences on the sun's western limb.
Single exposure thru a Lunt 100 Ha scope with a Canon 550d camera. Exposed for the proms rather than for surface details....
Forum: Solar System 23-11-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By John W
Jup Nov 15th

Hi Trevor, Nice animation, well done. Cheers, JohnW.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 23-11-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By John W
Some shots Taken with a C14 Edge HD

Hi Peter, Some great shots there esp. with a dslr. Thanks, John W.
Forum: Solar System 23-11-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By John W
Moon on Nov 22

Nov 22. Moon was up high and it was a clear night - so I decided to try a couple of shots thru my LX600 using a Canon 550d camera. All single exposures. Pic 1 is of Tycho area, Pic 2 Mare Humorum /...
Forum: Nightscapes 17-11-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By John W
Nov 17. Iridium flare

Nov 17, 9-37 pm from Castlemaine, Victoria. I knew an iridium flare was due tonight at this time at 192S and 12 altitude. Set up my canon 550d on a tripod and set it to 15 minutes exposure at 400...
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