It’s a beautiful night outside, so here’s another go at Saturn. This was taken using just a TouCam through the LX200R, without a Barlow of any sort. I’ve found it difficult to get a good image with a 2x Barlow in place – I just tend to end up with a big fuzzy blob.
After a night of clear skies, but very strong winds, I decided to get up early to have a go at getting a shot of the conjunction between Venus and Jupiter. However, the weather decided not to play ball, and I ended up with a band of cloud along the southern horizon. All that was visible was the moon peeking out through the cloud layer.
Clear skies again tonight. This is shot taken with my little-used Atik 2C. The final image is a stack of 42 separate exposures of either 2, 5 or 10 seconds duration, taken through the Equinox ED80. The individual frames were then processed in Images Plus v3.
Not a great picture, but I guess it’s maybe not too bad for an 8 bit camera like the Atik.
As there was a gap in the clouds tonight, I thought I’d have a go at a shot of the Moon through the ED80. This is a stock of 20 images shot in RAW mode on the Canon 400D at ISO100, 1/250s, converted and cropped in Images Plus 3, then stacked and sharpened in Registax 4 (the wavelet functionality is great for this) before final tweaking in Paint Shop Pro.
I’ve just created the blog – now to dig out some photos!