Planetary

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Comet C2014 Q2 Lovejoy

SXVF-M25C with WO FLT 98 APO Refractor, 32 subs at 240 seconds each. Guiding on comet with Altair Astro 60mm finder-guider.

16/01/15 Click here for larger version

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Comet C2014 Q2 Lovejoy

SXVF-M25C with WO FLT 98 APO Refractor, 32 subs at 240 seconds each. Guiding on comet with Altair Astro 60mm finder-guider with star suppression.

16/01/15 Click here for larger version

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Comet C2014 Q2 Lovejoy

SXVF-M25C with WO FLT 98 APO Refractor, single sub at 240 seconds each. Guiding on comet with Altair Astro 60mm finder-guider.

16/01/15 Click here for larger version

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PanStarrs 2011/L4 - Comet

SXVF-M25C with WO FLT 98 APO Refractor, 10 subs at 2 seconds each. Very low in the west.

01/04/13 Click here for larger version

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8/P Tuttle - Comet

SXVF-H9C with 80mm ED Refractor, 28 subs at 120 seconds each.

12/12/07 Click here for larger version

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17/P Holmes - Comet

SXVF-H9C with Canon 200mm telephoto lens , 4 subs at 120 seconds each..

07/12/07 Click here for larger version

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17/P Holmes - Comet

SXVF-H9C through 10" Reflector, 50 frames at 2 seconds each, at 1 minute intervals, stacked with registration on comet to show movement.

29/10/07 Click here for larger version
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Moon, Venus (aftermath of Occultation)

EOS 300D with 80mm ED Refractor on EQ3-2 Mount.ISO 800, 1/4000 sec 8 rapid sequence images stacked in Registax

18/06/07 Click here for a larger version

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Moon and Saturn Occultation

EOS 300D with 80mm ED80 Refractor on EQ3-2 Mount.ISO 800, Composite of two images at different exposures.

22/05/07 Click here for a larger version

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Moon, Venus and Mebsuta in Gemini

EOS 300D with 200mm telephoto lens on EQ3-2 Mount.ISO 800, 1/10 sec F 3.2

19/05/07 Click here for a larger version

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Comet C2007 E3 Lovejoy

One of 40 images of 60 seconds duration.

30/04/07 Click here for a larger version

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Venus and Pleiades Close Encounter

Difficult and disappointing shot really but at least I did capture it! Canon 300D on 200mm Canon f2.8 L Series Telephoto lens on EQ6 mount. 4 images 60 seconds each stacked in MaximDL and post processed in PhotoShop.

Poor Seeing, poor transparency

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11/04/07

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Mars. Not going to win any prizes with this one but the planet was dancing around all over the place with the seeing!

Philips Toucam II Pro with 2X Barlow lens on Skywatcher 10" Reflector mounted on EQ6. 1/25 sec,  450 frames stacked in Registax. Unguided. Processed in Photoshop.

Poor seeing, average transparency.

04/11/05

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Jupiter and moons. Just a bit of fun really - this was a test shot for alignment but it was nice to see the moons in such a nice 'string'!

EOS 300d prime focus on Skywatcher 80mm APO Refractor mounted on EQ6. 800 ASA, 1 sec,  WB set to auto. Unguided.

Average seeing, average transparency.

02/05/05

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Saturn. Some Structure at last!

Philips Toucam Pro II Web Cam with two 2X Barlow lenses on Skywatcher 10" Reflector mounted on EQ6. 1/25 sec,  300 frames stacked in Registax. Unguided. Processed in Photoshop.

Average seeing, average transparency.

11/04/05

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Jupiter. Ahhhh, the Red Spot at last!

Philips Toucam II Pro with two 2X Barlow lenses on Skywatcher 10" Reflector mounted on EQ6. 1/25 sec,  500 frames stacked in Registax with wavelet processing. Unguided. Processed in Photoshop.

Average seeing, average transparency.

11/04/05

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Jupiter.

Philips Toucam II Pro with two 2X Barlow lenses on Skywatcher 80mm Refractor mounted on EQ3. 1/25 sec,  200 frames stacked in Registax. Unguided. Processed in Photoshop.

Average seeing, poor transparency.

01/04/05