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Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 29-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
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, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
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, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
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, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
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, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
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...
Forum: Solar System 22-07-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By John W
Prom on 22 july

22nd July 4 am UT (2 pm AEST). Not much activity in the way of sunspots at the moment but since it was a nice sunny day I found this prominence on the Sun. Taken thru a SM II 60 scope (Ha) and Canon...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 17-07-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By John W
Meades LX850

Hi, Hopefully you read the review in IIS equipment reviews of the Meade LX600 - works much the same as the LX850 ? Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 08-07-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By John W
7th july H alpha

Hi Gus,
Nice detail - looks like a rough sky going by the ripple around the limb. Has been rough where i live as well and lots of cloud. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 07-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By John W
July 7 sunspots

July 7th, Vic. Have been following some large sunspot groups across the sun. Cloudy again today but managed a small break in the clouds to capture this single exposure shot. Shows (L to R) AR2109,...
Forum: Solar System 07-07-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By John W
H-alpha Sun July 6th

Hi Peter, Great picture with lots of detail. How many frames combined? Well done, Thanks, John W.
Forum: Solar System 07-07-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By John W
Ceres and vesta converge over 9 nights

Aidan, Terrific result, lucky you got 9 nights in a row of clear skies.
Not sure where you live or what equipment you used? Thanks and well done. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 06-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By John W
Sunspots on 4 July

To GUS.K, I used 1/200 sec @ 200 iso, normal filters in my Baader wedge. Also canon 550d camera. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 04-07-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By John W
Sunspots on 4 July

4th July, 2.30 pm VIC. A nice lot of sunspots today - had to wait for the clouds to move off - had a couple of minutes to take this single exposure shot in poor conditions. Shows sunspot groups AR...
Forum: Solar System 13-06-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By John W
through high whispy cloud ....

Hi David, Nice set of pics. Well done. Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 12-06-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By John W
june 9th Sol FDHa

Hi David, Nice detail in those shots - also some interesting features. Thanks for the pics, Cheers, John W.
Forum: Solar System 09-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By John W
Sun June 9th

June 9th. Nice sunny morning to view the sun after many cloudy/rainy days in Vic. These two images taken this morning around 11 am. Yellow image is thru a WO 81 mm scope with Baader wedge. Orange...
Forum: Solar System 09-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By John W
big prom active now

Hi Houghy, Grabbed my Ha scope this morning at 10.45 am AEST. Saw the prom - it was faint but had a few looping parts over wide area around limb.
Thanks for info. John W.
Forum: Solar System 06-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By John W
Sun on June 6

June 6th 11 am. Central Vic. Finally got a sunny day to take a look at the sun. This pic is a single exposure thru a Canon 550d camera attached to a SM II 60 mm Ha scope. Exposed for the prominences...
Forum: Solar System 30-05-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By John W
May Sun

Hi Derek,
Terrific set of pics - would make a good poster. Well done. regards, John W.
Forum: Solar System 12-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By John W
May 12th Sun

May 12th. 1 pm. A sunny day allowed me to take twop ics of the Sun in different wavelengths. The orange one a Ha shot (N up) showing surface detail. The yellow pic is at 540 nm thru a Baader wedge...
Forum: Solar System 12-05-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By John W
May 11th Sun in H-alpha

Hi Peter, Superb detail, well done. Cheers, John W.
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