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Aussie Dave

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About Aussie Dave

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    Paperclip Straightening, Leprechaun Spotting, Ant Milking, Spore Collecting, BBQ/Party Shenanigans, Clam Diving, Ferret Stacking, Shiny Things.
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    Western Australia
  1. Excellent result Peter at that altitude. There's no way I'd get anything like that here with them being that low.
  2. Very nice Tom, that Mars is particularly good. I'd be very happy getting a result like that here in Australia. I'll be tackling Mars in a couple of weeks, I haven't had a lot of luck with it.
  3. No that's all I got for the night markse68. I have limited hard drive space on my laptop, it has a small hard drive. yep that would be Io
  4. It's about as good as the seeing gets here near the coast, it could be better. This was just before a cold front blew in from the ocean and one of our many storms that we've had this year.
  5. Aussie Dave

    Saxon M20325

    Saxon Maksutov Cassegrain 203mm, fl/2500mm, f12.3.
  6. Aussie Dave

    Saxon M20325

    Hi Plamen, sorry for the late reply. I too have found very little about this telescope. It's a mystery.
  7. Captured on the 26th of August 2020, Saturn with 5 moons (Tethys, Mimus, Enceladus, Rhea, Dione), 1 unconfirmed moon and a star up the top of the image. The blue dot towards the bottom right of the rings I'm not sure about, possibly Janus moon but Stellarium showed it nearer the ring. Seeing condition were average to good from Mandurah Western Australia. Captured in SharpCap 3.2, Stacked in AutoStakkert 3, wavelets in RegiStax 6 and edited in PaintDotNet. Saxon 8" Maksutov Cassegrain, ZWO ASI224MC, SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro.
  8. On the 28th of April 2020 I had good seeing conditions from Mandurah Western Australia for Jupiter and the Great Red Spot with Oval BA, Io moon transit and the first Jupiter outbreak. The larger version was resized larger in RegiStax6 with the smaller version being normal sized. Captured in SharpCap 3.2, aligned and stacked in AutoStakkert 3, wavelets and resized larger in RegiStax 6, edited in PaintDotNet. Saxon 8" Maksutov Cassegrain, ZWO ASI224MC, SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro. From the 8 videos that I captured over about a 45 minute time period I created an animated gif of the 8 resized larger stacked images which shows where Io was.
  9. This is a good'n James, a bit more detail in this one.
  10. Nice lunar image James but I think you know what needs to be done Get that 174mm out and have a crack at it. Not sure what scope/s you have but I had a 6" SkyWatcher reflector at a focal length of 1000mm and did 2 videos, one for the top half and one for the bottom half of the moon stitched together and it came out very well in good seeing. It was at a larger resolution to what I usually do and it was one of the best lunar images I've done over the years.
  11. Thanks everyone. @maw lod qan Jupiter and Saturn are just over 79 degrees. Jupiter at it's highest just after 7pm and Saturn just after 9pm. In a couple of weeks time light from the setting sun will start to creep in for Jupiter when it's at its highest.
  12. Last of the Jupiter videos from yesterday evening, I think this was the best of the lot. Conditions average to good, Mandurah Western Australia. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert 3, wavelets in RegiStax 6, edited in PaintDotNet. ZWO ASI224MC Saxon 8" Maksutov SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro
  13. Good results there fellow countryman, I do like that Saturn.
  14. Jupiter and Saturn this evening. Conditions average to good, Mandurah Western Australia. Another reasonably good night. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert 3, wavelets in RegiStax 6, edited in PaintDotNet. ZWO ASI224MC for Jupiter, Celestron Neximage 5 for Saturn. Saxon 8" Maksutov, focal length 2500mm, f/12.5 SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro
  15. Yes of course, opposition you're right again Stu, what was I thinking! I went to the same opposition month as this year, therein lies the problem
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