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Forum: Solar System 17-11-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
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: 305
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: 10
Views: 271
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: 150
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: 485
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: 211
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: 105
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: 159
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: 126
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: 219
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: 254
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: 219
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: 142
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: 171
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: 135
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: 132
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: 343
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: 911
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: 206
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: 224
Posted By John W
Proms 25/08/2014 and disc

Hi Ralph,
Certainly a nice set of proms. Like the colour. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 22-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By John W
Proms today 22nd Aug.

Hi, The prom picture was taken at 1/100 sec at ISO400, f5.6 in colour. With some post processing. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 22-08-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By John W
Proms today 22nd Aug.

Fri 22nd Aug, 11.30 am. Saw some nice prominences on the Sun's eastern limb today. This single exposure image was taken thru a Solarmax II 60 mm scope with a canon 550d camera. Thanks for viewing....
Forum: Solar System 22-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By John W
Venus and Jupiter

Nice set of pics Derek as usual. Good to see you are keeping busy. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 02-08-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By John W
Prom on the Sun

2nd August, 2 pm. Had to wait for the clouds to clear but I managed to take this single exposure shot of a nice prominence on the Sun. SM II 60 scope (Ha) with Canon 550d camera. Also a few filaments...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 29-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By John W
Solar filters

Hi, I have tested glass solar filters and baader astro film filters on a refractor and SCT, and found I get much better images with the film with both types of scope. If you have a refractor the best...
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