Noel Carboni processed the Leo Trio data taken a few days ago (see post below) and added some old data of ours taken with the Hyperstar 1 and a little H9C one-shot colour camera. You can see the result here. The bright star bottom right is Chertan and North is to the right in this image.
Last night (4th April 2011) Simon Parkin showed the Leo Trio of galaxies as the weather picture on his weather slot on Meridian TV News and Weather. Video footage Copyright Meridian TV News and Weather. Please view the video here.
We had an unexpectedly clear night last night and I managed to get a full 3 and a half hours total imaging time on the M53 region with the Sky 90/M25C. There’s a bonus of another globular cluster at the top of the image. 200-second sub-exposures, and 63 of them in total produced this deep-sky image of the area. I did the processing on the version shown here – Noel will do a much better job on the data when he gets round to looking at it 🙂
A second experiment on this rainy day – this time some macro work (rather than micro).
A pine cone at f#22 using the Canon 5D MkII and the Canon 100mm macro lens, plus ring-flash.
A very quick mosaic and process to check the system still runs o.k. and it was a rainy morning with nothing better to do 🙂
Here is a very quick and nasty Greg Parker process of some data captured over 4 hours last night – Noel will be able to do a far better job with this. Very good news is that I got rid of a load of very annoying dust bunnies which turned out to be on the surface of the CCD chip. Luckily I had some proprietary paint-on polymer to do the cleaning.
Had a decent clear night last night and managed to grab 3 and a half hours of 10-minute subs. This time I was galaxy hunting in Leo and set up on the region that contains M95, M96 and M105. Quite a few other galaxies can be seen in this image as well. Image taken last night and processed by Noel Carboni in Florida U.S.A. today – how’s that for a fast turn around?
Beautiful sunny day today so took the Canon 100mm macro out into the garden to see what I could find. Plenty of these little gals about which was great.
Took this about 20-minutes ago in the garden 🙂
Here’s an image of tonight’s so-called SuperMoon as it was about to clear the tree tops down the road.
Didn’t look any different to a “normal” full Moon to me 🙂