Category Archives: Deep-Sky Imaging

Asteroid JO25 2014 captured by the miniWASP 200mm Canon lenses

As well as capturing asteroid JO25 2014 on the single Sky 90/M26C – I also managed to grab 16 subs on the two 200mm lenses with the Trius M26Cs.

Sub number 12 (counting down from the top) is missing as I had cloud over the region during that 5-minutes.

As I couldn’t properly process this data myself, I sent it over to Noel Carboni in Florida USA who did the most superb job as you can see below.  Thank you Noel!!

Asteroid JO25 2014 captured by the miniWASP array at the New Forest Observatory

I was blessed by (mostly) clear, Moonless skies at the New Forest Observatory on the night of 19/04/2014.

I set up a single Sky 90/M26C and both 200mm lenses/Trius M26Cs on the asteroid JO25 2014 which was moving through Canes Venatici at the time.

The negative black and white image below shows the asteroid in 5-minute exposures with 1-minute gaps between exposures.  The field of view in this image is 3.33 x 2.22 degrees, so you can see the asteroid is really moving through at quite a pace (because it is so close to us).

I was actually in two minds as to whether I could be bothered to go out and get set up that evening as I wasn’t sure whether I was going to get clouded out or not – you cannot imagine how pleased I was that I wasn’t lazy that evening!

The Perseids 11/12 August 2016

A spectacular display of the Perseids this year!  I took 220 frames and 27 frames had a meteor – the colourful Perseid below was the best image of the evening.  The persistent thin high cloud miraculously cleared around 11 p.m. and then the Moon set at 12:30 a.m. to give a superb evening’s viewing.  Don’t get many nights like that one.