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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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  1. This is a good'n James, a bit more detail in this one.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Good results there fellow countryman, I do like that Saturn.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Nice one Stu. I would've expected Saturn's curve to be closer to Mars and Jupiter but you're right. I checked Stellarium, as accurate as that is years into the future and at mid Winter 2026 it's roughly 55 degrees at 8:20am here and for 2032 it's 35 degrees around midday near the sun here - south west corner of Western Australia.
  9. They are respectable images Nigella. When they are much higher for you in the UK you should do very well.
  10. I don't know about anyone else when the planets were higher in the Northern hemisphere but I rarely see much detail on live view and only a couple of times visually. I guess filters would help with eyepieces. When I do see it on live view it's fleeting, very faint and always washed out by the brightness. This was from the ZWO ASI224MC about 6:37pm that same night. Ganymede down the bottom. The Neximage 5 couldn't pick up the moon, only some of the shadow but I would put that down to the seeing and slower frame rate of the Neximage 5. I much prefer the colour that the Neximage 5 gives compared to the 224mc, I can spend hours trying to get the colour better with the 224 and still not get it right. I gave up on this image in the end as I've spent way too much time of it.
  11. Yes we're getting a bit of the jetstream too and need to dodge the clouds here. We seem to have sky mist which fuzzifies detail. I haven't had many good or better seeing nights where I am. The only thing going for me is the elevation.
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    Saxon M20325

    Saxon Maksutov Cassegrain 203mm, fl/2500mm, f12.3.
  13. Crater Walther, approximately 132km × 140km in diameter and 4km in depth with complex crater rim. Seeing conditions average to good, Mandurah Western Australia. Captured on the 9th of August. I'm quite pleased with this result as I've beaten my PB to resolve down to about 2km wide craterlets which can be seen around the central region of the crater floor even when conditions were not the best on live view. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert 3, wavelets in RegiStax 6, edited in PaintDotNet. ZWO ASI174MM with Bintel 2" 2x ED Barlow Saxon 8" Maksutov SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro
  14. Jupiter at 7:12pm yesterday evening. Conditions average to good Mandurah, Western Australia. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert 3, wavelets in RegiStax 6, edited in PaintDotNet. Celestron Neximage 5 Saxon 8" Maksutov SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro
  15. Lunar early last night. Conditions started out as average to good but slipped away to poor just before clouds rolled in. Visual observations of the lunar surface were quite nice, heaps of craters to explore with good detail. This image is a 2 stacked image stitch. Location Mandurah Western Australia. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert 3, wavelets in RegiStax 6, stitched in MS Image Composite Editor, edited in PaintDotNet. Click on image for full resolution. ZWO ASI174MM SkyWatcher 6" reflector short tube (fl 1000mm) SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro
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