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Sun from te 25th May

Here is the best image I have manged so far of the Sun.

White light image taken with a Skywatcher ST-80 on my CG-5, about 750/1000 frames on a QHY5L-II

Preprocessed with PIPP and stacked/processed in Registax 6 and coloured up in PS Elements.


Can't quiet get a full disk with setup but was suprised how good the ST-80 is, only picked it up to use as guide scope in the furture.

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Saturn from May 26th 13 / 7th June 13


Just starting out on the imaging front, this an image I took on 26th May.

Celestron C6 SGT / CG-5

1000 Frames sorted in PIPP and stacked/processed in Registax 6 and finial tidy in PS Elements.


I actually stacked all 1000 frames here so maybe can be improved by just taking the best 80% or so.

I had tried a few times before but focus seemed to be my issue, spent a ...
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M27 combined data


2 hrs UHC data from 26May13 + 40 mins of Lum from 01Jun13
SW200p, ATIK16ic osc, Baader UHC-S & Astronomik CLS
UHC data processed by JulianJR in Neb3 combined with CLS data processed in DSS and stuck together in CS2
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Crab nebula.

Taken on a Nexstar Alt-az mount with the ED80 and 0.5 focal reducer (needed to reduce exposure times). 40x30 sec exposures using the Atik Titan. The lovely dark skies of Caithness are a real bonus. :)

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M27 1/6/13

This is a work in process really as I will be adding more data which I'm hoping to do tonight at a dark site where I go to image as it's hopeless trying to do anything apart from planetary imaging at home.

So far I've managed to get 33 unguided subs at 90 seconds using my 200P & unmodified Canon DSLR I combined the lights with 20 darks in Deep Sky Stacker & tweaked in ...
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Sun in Ha and CaK - 24 May



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Two Saturns - 19 and 24 May

First, with the skywatcher ED80 and QHY IMG132E camera, with a x4 barlow and enlarged 120%.


Then with a Celestron Nexstar 8SE and QHY IMG132E camera, x1.5 barlow


The smaller telescope performs pretty well I think! :D
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First attempt at Saturn

saturn 1.jpg
Spent a few hours last night trying to capture Saturn. This is the best of the bunch. A stacked photo using Registax of 600 frames taken with a Canon 1100D on a Celestron C11 with EQ6Pro mount. I was pleased to see subtle details in the clouds and a hint of seperation in the rings.
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Kemble's Cascade

I'd forgotten how fantastic Kemble's Cascade looks on a clear night!
(Canon 1100D on equitorial mount).
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Saturn Seeliger effect

Although the opposition of Saturn isn't until 28th April, the Seeliger effect (brightening of the rings) is already noticeable. This image was taken with a Celestron NexStar SE6, a Phillips SPC900NC webcam, a Televue 2x Barlow, 863 frames at 5 fps and 1/25 sec, then processed and saved as a PNG file in AutoStakkert!2 and the waveletted in Registax6.
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