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About baggywrinkle

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    White Dwarf
  • Birthday 22/09/55

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    Astronomy, kendo (5th dan), reading naval history particularly submarine history. Playing the bodhran for 20 years ...practicing kendo for 31 years....studying astronomy for 48 years.
  • Location
    West Winch, Norfolk.
  1. 27.8 Day Moon 5:00 BST 20.8.17

    Too low in the sky to image from my obsy, so it was my AA 70mm frac and the Canon 650D on a tripod. I wanted to get sme Moon Venus images yesterday when they were in reasoanable conjuction but true to NW Norfolh conditions the clouds rolled in.
  2. NZ 'ere I come

    Heading off to NZ to catch up with my son who lives and works in Wellington. This time we are planning a road trip up the East Coast, Napier, Gisborne, Whakatane , Bay of Plenty, Rotorua. Got a 30 Kg luggage allowance from Qantas so packing some AP kit, my AA70mm frac, Canon 650D many lenses and hoping that even if it is winter/spring down there there will be some clear skies and dark skies. Any NZ astro folk on my route?
  3. Astro Baby website back up

    Great stuff...I often point people in your direction.
  4. 23 day Moon 16th August 04:00 BST

    Quite pleased with these as the seeing at 0400 hrs was very steady so the resolution and detail was much improved, getting a good focus was easier. It was also good to be able to capture some of the ray features on the East limb. Often the ejecta around and in Aristarchus overwhelm the features. The sinuos rill to its north shows up nicey too. The whole image was with my Canon 650D and the detialed images with my AA 178 MC Hypercam. 1000 frames, then sorted in PIPP to get 25-75%, then into Autostakkert and down to the best 25% tweaked in Registax and finished in Photoshop. One hours imaging takes 8 hours tweaaking!
  5. A clear night but the skies were very unstable over deeest darkest Norfolk. As usual shot on my 9.25 SCT with the AA 178 MC and a canon 650D. When you look at Astrovani's images you see so much resoultion and clarity. Pity our skies are not the same. Even though the Moon was at a good elevation the boiling was very noticeable making focusing an issue
  6. The always amazing Tycho!

    I need to upgrade my set-up....beauitfull image.
  7. Moretus

  8. One singe shot on the Canon 650D then the detailed ones on my AA 178MC Hypercam. The seeing was not particulary good, quite wobbly so I am pleased with what I got.
  9. 9th Day Moon on Sunday 2nd July

    After two weeks a clear sky. Sadly with a Sunday summer evening I had t be mindfull of work on Monday. All shpt on my 9.25 SCT . Whole image using the Canon 650D then the rest with the Altair Astro 178 (AKA the Purple Peril)
  10. Gibeous Moon on 3rd June

    The seeing was not the best but I do like a gibbeous Moon. As usual the single shot on the Canpn 650D follwed by the Purple Peril the AAIMX178....the camera has a discinctive purple colour and the Purple Peril was the colour of a spinnacher we used on HMS Sultans's yacht in the late 70's...it really was disctinctive. 1000 frames, twiddled in PIPP, stacked in AS and sharpened in Registax.... All on my 9.25 SCT. The idea of inserting a map of the UK was not mine but it works nicely to give an idea of scales....
  11. 1st quarter Moon 1st June 2017

    I didn't intend to go out and do anything but as I arrived home after a 2.5 hr drive from Gatwick the Moon was hanging there in its best phase. I was going to do some Jupiter shots as well but as ever the clouds rolled in. The singe sot was using a Canon 650D on my 9.25 SCT at native focal length, the two more detailed shots were using my AA IMX178 Hypercam, about 1500 frames pre treated in PIPP, the stacked in Autostakkert and sharpened in Registax. I am quite pleased with the results as the resolution (as I measure it) is down to 1.5 to 2 Km, some of the est I have achieved even though the seeing was not that special.
  12. B&W results when using PIPP

    I was using RAW 8 for capture In PIPP for input options I selected 'Debayer Raw Image Files' and Input Frame Colour/Monochrome to 'Automatic'
  13. Jupiter 16th April; 1st light on new AA IMX178 Hypercam

    Waiting to get around to it...and still getting used to the camera.
  14. B&W results when using PIPP

    Up until last week I did not use PIPP, but then after as talk at my local club I gave it a go. I use an Altair Astro IMX 178 Hypercsam which is video. When I use it with Sharcap and process in Autostakkert then Registax wavelets I get nice colour images. But when I use PIPP the images come out grey and I cannot get colour. The one on the right is the same image but reprocessed with PIPP. I have tried varios input settings in PIPP but to no avails. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
  15. First Attempt

    Very nice, amazing what iPhones can do.