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Aussie Dave

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  1. From left to right in first image, Solar Sunspot AR2786 with AR2785 and far right AR2783. Possible light bridge across the umbra of AR2786? Video taken at 11:12am from the Peel Region, Western Australia. Seeing conditions were average to good, dodging clouds. Captured in SharpCap, wavelets in Registax, edited in PaintDotNet. First image no Barlow, second and third image with 2x Barlow lens with the third image also being resized larger in RegiStax. ZWO ASI174mm Saxon ED80 Bintel 2x ED 2" Barlow lens Baader AstroSolar Safety Film White Light Filter SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro
  2. Thanks guys. This will be my first full solar sunspot cycle and I'm looking forward to capturing many more.
  3. Better late than never Solar Sunspot AR2781 captured on the 5th of Novenmber 2020 from the south west of Western Australia. Captured with SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, edited in PaintDotNet. ZWO ASI174MM with Bintel 2x ED 2" Barlow lens Saxon ED80 with Baader White Light Solar Film Filter SkyWatcher EQ6 Pro
  4. Excellent result Peter at that altitude. There's no way I'd get anything like that here with them being that low.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. From the album: Saxon M20325

    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.
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    Saxon M20325

    Saxon Maksutov Cassegrain 203mm, fl/2500mm, f12.3.
  10. From the album: Saxon M20325

    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.
  11. From the album: Saxon M20325

    Jupiter and the Great Red Spot with Oval BA, Io moon transit and the first Jupiter outbreak. 8 Stacked images from the 28th of April 2020. 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.
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    Saxon M20325

    Hi Plamen, sorry for the late reply. I too have found very little about this telescope. It's a mystery.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 larg
  15. This is a good'n James, a bit more detail in this one.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. Good results there fellow countryman, I do like that Saturn.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. They are respectable images Nigella. When they are much higher for you in the UK you should do very well.
  24. 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 comp
  25. 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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