Go Back   IceInSpace > Images > Solar System

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 08-06-2012, 06:30 AM
SkyViking's Avatar
SkyViking (Rolf)
Registered User

SkyViking is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waitakere Ranges, New Zealand
Posts: 2,260
Venus transit with Lunt 152mm H-alpha scope

Hi All,

Here is my take on the transit. Auckland Stardome recently acquired a beautiful Lunt 152mm H-alpha solar scope which I had the pleasure to play with last weekend It's also equipped with a Flea2 1600x1200.
I was at work during the transit, but the volunteers at Stardome captured 1 frame/sec for the purpose of automatically processing the best frames and publishing them live on their website.
I now got the raw data and had a go at combining the best frames into this image. It's only a stack of 100 frames, plus a seperate stack of 32 frames with Venus near 2nd contact, but still a nice view I think.

Regards,
Rolf
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (venus_transit_processed.jpg)
182.5 KB88 views
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-06-2012, 06:33 AM
iceman's Avatar
iceman (Mike)
Sir Post a Lot!

iceman is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Gosford, NSW, Australia
Posts: 36,736
Nice Rolf! I can see a few processing/stitch lines but a lovely result.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-06-2012, 06:58 AM
SkyViking's Avatar
SkyViking (Rolf)
Registered User

SkyViking is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waitakere Ranges, New Zealand
Posts: 2,260
Thanks Mike, yes I'm actually not sure why the lines are there because all the frames were nearly identical so no stitching was done...
Last weekend I took a full disc image with the same scope which turned out much better: http://www.pbase.com/rolfolsen/image/143731663/original

I now have access to this lovely scope so I might venture into solar imaging too, exciting!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-06-2012, 07:33 AM
Dennis
Dazzled by the Cosmos.

Dennis is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 11,339
Top shot Rolf. Looks like you’ve found a daytime extension to your night time hobby with the discovery of that ‘scope!

Cheers

Dennis
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15-06-2012, 12:15 PM
SkyViking's Avatar
SkyViking (Rolf)
Registered User

SkyViking is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waitakere Ranges, New Zealand
Posts: 2,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
Top shot Rolf. Looks like you’ve found a daytime extension to your night time hobby with the discovery of that ‘scope!

Cheers

Dennis
Thank you Dennis, it was great fun to try this. I have dabbled in solar imaging before with the ToUCam, but nothing at all like this.
BTW I really enjoy your white light shots, the detail is so impressive, keep it up!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15-06-2012, 01:02 PM
multiweb's Avatar
multiweb (Marc)
ze frogginator

multiweb is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 21,259
That looks hot Rolf. Lovely colors.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 15-06-2012, 06:58 PM
Paul Haese's Avatar
Paul Haese
Registered User

Paul Haese is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 9,685
Nice scope and some pretty good results. Going through the process of upgrading to a much larger scope right now, the 152 is definitely outside of my budget but did consider it for a moment or two.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
transit, transit of venus, venus

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 08:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Limpet Controller
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement