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by mkp
Mon May 09, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mercury transit
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Re: Mercury transit

Great shot, well done!
by mkp
Mon May 09, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mercury transit
Replies: 5
Views: 1873

Mercury transit

Two captures from the event, Ha filtered image and white light image, both alligned for comparison:


https://www.pixelrights.com/malcolm-par ... z/latest-1
by mkp
Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ISS overflying London 4.4.16
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

ISS overflying London 4.4.16

A capture of the ISS overflying me:

https://www.pixelrights.com/malcolm-par ... est-news-1
by mkp
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 106 in Canes Venatici
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Re: Messier 106 in Canes Venatici

This is a great capture David with fine detail within the galaxy, very pleasing image.
by mkp
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter and Venus
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Re: Jupiter and Venus

I particularly like the Venus capture, what time of day/night was it taken and was any filtration in the image train?

It’s my intention to attempt daytime Venus at some suitable point, I would be very pleased with this one.
by mkp
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 10.3.15: Jupiter in 5" refractor, good seeing.
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

10.3.15: Jupiter in 5" refractor, good seeing.

Some further images of Jupiter with the 5" refractor and reasonable seeing conditions this evening, a x2.5 Powermate was attached for the lower set. Top (green filtered) image shows Europa, Io and Ganymede.
by mkp
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter in 4" refractor
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Re: Jupiter in 4" refractor

I suspect the better quality on the 4" image is purely down to seeing conditions on the night concerned. The 5" scope would, all things being equal, create better images.
by mkp
Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter in 5" refractor
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

Jupiter in 5" refractor

I managed seven groups of RGB captures on Jupiter from 18:45 till 22:00 on 6.3.15. Seeing was less than perfect with faint, high wispy cloud and substantial turbulence. Telescope was a 5" Takahashi FS128, filter wheel, Meade x2 Barlow, SkyNyx 2.1 camera. Here are some of the results. On the third im...
by mkp
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter in 4" refractor
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Re: Jupiter in 4" refractor

Brian This is the FS-102NSV, the final version of the FS-102 manufactured in 2005. It has a fluorite front element, short tube, and is a fluorite apochromat air-spaced doublet. Its an outstanding imaging refractor however I don’t normally use it for planetary work. I happened to be capturing the moo...
by mkp
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter in 4" refractor
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Jupiter in 4" refractor

This image is Jupiter with Europa and Io photographed on evening of 2nd March with a red filter using a Lumenera camera on a 4" refractor, stack of 2000 images processed in Registax.
by mkp
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M81 in Hydrogen alpha
Replies: 0
Views: 965

M81 in Hydrogen alpha

This is a stack of 12 subs of between 600secs and 1200secs length of M81, taken with a Hydrogen alpha filter under almost full moon conditions on 4.3.15 with an SXVF H9 mono camera on a 4" refractor.
by mkp
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Alnitak and Alnilam regions
Replies: 0
Views: 1046

Alnitak and Alnilam regions

I was attempting to sort out an autoguiding issue last night while the clouds briefly parted. While doing this I put a starlightXpress H9 mono camera on the side-by-side mounting and attached a 30 year old 200mm Nikkor manual lens to it with an Ha filter at the front. This image is the result, 11 su...
by mkp
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sun with a dslr camera, 18.2.15
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Sun with a dslr camera, 18.2.15

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I decided to try a solar capture today with a dslr attached to the ‘scope, using Backyard EOS software running on a laptop, rather than the usual method of stacking multiple files. This is the result - a single frame with both limb and surface detail
by mkp
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Messier 108 in Ursa Major
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

Re: Messier 108 in Ursa Major

Hi David

That’s a good capture, always amazed how much colour there is in M108.
by mkp
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter, 21 Jan, 21.46 UT
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Jupiter, 21 Jan, 21.46 UT

Good image with well-defined surface detail. Must give this a try, well done.