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About Jarvo

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  1. Nice image Adam one of my favourites Jarvo
  2. Dave is there any chance you would have a go at the outer planets? I love to seen how thy turn out with your set up. Steve
  3. OVL should be able help if no one has the answer here.
  4. Hi Pete. The main problem is the ledge. Once Jupiter and Saturn start climbing then absolutely I’ll be looking at an adc. Steve
  5. Jarvo


    Spot on that mate. You obviously haven’t seen my sub par effort earlier in the week. Jarvo
  6. Ok - Its not very good. And the fact that Im using an Esprit 100 doesn't do this awesome instrument justice. That said I did have tracking issues. I could not for the life of me get PHD working with the EQ5 conversion kit (suspect its not that compatible). I ended up scrapping the guiding and doing just 1 minute exposures at 1600 using a CLS filter. 40 minutes in and the clouds rolled in so used the rest of the time to get some darks. In post production 6 or so of the images weren't fit for purpose (trailing) so I was ruthless and chopped them out reducing the final tally to 34 plus 9 darks. I've resized it as well which covers up a multitude of sins I think I can see at least one dust lane though. The CLS filter (and the OIII filter when I snapped the Owl) gives the image an eerie green glow so I've desaturated the image to remove this. Apart from getting more data (and a better camera), the light pollution in Leeds and kit restrictions (I'm using a hastily dating Olympus DSLR) mean this is as good as I could get. Christmas is coming though ... Not perfect but in the immortal works of British Leyland..."that'll do". Thanks for looking Jarvo
  7. Both brilliant but that Saturn’s beautiful. Jarvo
  8. Like that. Triton too. Lots going on in that image. Well done. Jarvo
  9. Hi All. Been messing around with some images of Jupiter I took back in August. I wanted to see whether the Esprit could serve as a planetary imaging tool with the appropriate amplifiers. Essentially the images were taken on the same night with roughly the same processing applied in Registax and GIMP. The images below were: 1) zero amplification; 2) 2.5 x amplification; 3) 5 x amplification. I used 2.5 and 5 x Televue powermates for the amplification. I can’t get a full disc due to the low elevation of Jupiter combined with the lower window edge of the observatory so in effect the Esprit it is only working at 50%, 75% max. But this exercise wasn’t about detail it was disc size for future observations. Conclusion So the first image could be used for wide field shots of Jupiter and the moons but it is a bit small. Second image seems the optimal size for the set up and tolerated the poor conditions and lack of a full disc well. The third image was interesting. It gave a good size disc though was well washed out. It does bode well for when Jupiter gains more elevation though. Need some more images and some better conditions to ratify what I’ve done with these. Thanks for looking. Jarvo
  10. It is! It’s so versatile. I was using it on Jupiter the other night! jarvo
  11. Jarvo


    Love ‘em. Jarvo
  12. With the passing of my dear Wife recently I am resolving to spread my wings a bit and get to some properly dark sites. I’m currently staying at the Hackness Grange Hotel just off the Dalby forest in North Yorkshire (I have no affiliation). Dalby is already recognised as one of the best sites in the UK but if you don’t fancy getting lost in the Dalby Woods the grounds of this hotel are really good. Just wandered out and positioned myself behind one of the many tall tree lines in the estate to shield the hotel lights. Cygnus was directly overhead and even without proper light adaption the Milky Way was literally ablaze. I’ve only ever seen it once before in Portugal but not this good. I recognised the square of Pegasus and traced it back to Andromeda. I could just make out M31 with my averted vision. Again another first. I then traced the Milky Way back to Cassiopeia. Lost count of the stars. Tracing the Milky Way back up through Cygnus and across through Cassiopeia against a dark sky has to be one of the purest astronomical pleasures there is. Here for another night Thanks for looking. Jarvo
  13. Love the detail . Small sharp images are just as good as the big close ups I think . jarvo
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