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Aussie Dave

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  1. Well done guys, worthy winners. They were all great lunar images submitted.
  2. Dust anybody? Dust? Mars taken early morning on the 9th of July 2018. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, edited in PaintDotNet. Saxon 8" Maksutov, SkyWatcher EQ5, ZWO ASI224MC, Celestron UV/IR Cutoff filter. Conditions average with brief patches of good seeing from Mandurah, Western Australia.
  3. Jupiter and the Great Red Spot taken late in the night on the 8th of July 2018 with two moons in the top right hand corner. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, edited in PaintDotNet. Saxon 8" Maksutov, SkyWatcher EQ5, ZWO ASI224MC, Celestron UV/IR Cutoff filter. Conditions average with brief patches of good seeing from Mandurah, Western Australia.
  4. Thanks Si@nite. I didn't realise I'd captured the moons but after stretching levels they were just visible between the noise. Sizes of the moons may not be correct, I had to average the sizes out from surrounding pixels and with the help of a moons reference image from wiki I got them roughly the correct size. According to Stelarium at the time of capture I should've captured a large moon at the back of Saturn but there was nothing there. I'm not sure how accurate Stelarium is with natural satellites though, most large moons are close to their real positions.
  5. I think the main drawback is the elevation for everyone that far north Pete. I know what it's like when you want to do some planetary. The tides will eventually turn and we'll have the planets low in the sky, something I don't want to think about.
  6. A nice result Pete. The ADC seems to be the goods. Do you RGB align in AutoStakkert or RegiStax?
  7. Saturn and some natural satellites 6th of July 2018. Referring to Stelarium at that time of the night, the moons are from top to bottom Dione, Enceladus, Janus and Tethys. Captured in SharpCap, 1800 best frames stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, edited in PaintDotNet. Saxon 8" Mak, SkyWatcher EQ5, ZWO ASI224MC, Celestron UV/IR Cutoff filter. Conditions were average with patches of good seeing but the dew was bad. Location Mandurah, Western Australia.
  8. Being so low that's some very nice subtle detail and colour Simon. Good stuff.
  9. The planets here are high in the sky which sure does help although conditions could be much better. Visually you could just make out the shadow as a small fuzzy darker spot in between the wavy seeing. On live view the shadow stood out a little better but there was only a few brief seconds of sharper detail seen and captured in each video. Trying to get out there when ever I can but it's the middle of Winter here.
  10. Jupiter early on in the night on the 28th June 2018. Captured in SharpCap, 751 best frames stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, edited in PaintDotNet. Saxon 8" Mak, SkyWatcher EQ5, ZWO ASI224MC, Celestron UV/IR Cutoff filter, Moon and Skyglow filter. Conditions average from Mandurah, Western Australia.
  11. A lot of work but well worth the result Michael. The big pic's amazing. Brilliant!
  12. Crater Clavius taken on the same night as before, different video, smaller ROI, the best from the night. Saxon 8" Maksutov, SkyWatcher EQ5, ZWO ASI224MC. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, edited in PaintDotNet. Conditions good from Mandurah, Western Australia. 5505 frames captured from a 3 minute video, 25% (825) best frames stacked.
  13. My main target early this morning was Crater Clavius but I decided to capture an extra video above and below it as conditions seemed good on live view. Detail could be seem on live view of the inside of the Clavius crater walls with brief glimpses of craterlets and small flows on the crater floor. This image is a vertical 3 pane stitch. Saxon 8" Maksutov, SkyWatcher EQ5, ZWO ASI224MC. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, stitched in Image Composite Editor, edited in PaintDotNet. Conditions good from Mandurah, Western Australia.
  14. Just waiting for good conditions now HK ? Imaging almost straight up here with Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.
  15. Saturn from the 23rd of June 2018. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, edited in PaintDotNet. Saxon 8" Mak, SkyWatcher EQ5, ZWO ASI224MC with Tele Vue 2.5x Powermate. Conditions poor to average from Mandurah, Western Australia.
  16. Jupiter and two moons from the 18th of May. Captured in SharpCap, stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, edited in PaintDotNet. Orion Starmax 90mm Mak, SkyWatcher EQ5, ZWO ASI224MC with a Meade 2x Telenegative. Imaged from a suburban backyard in Mandurah, Western Australia. Conditions poor to average.
  17. Jupiter around midnight on June the 2nd. A 2 minute 30 second video was captured in SharpCap. The best 8% of frames aligned and stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, edited in PaintDotNet. Saxon 8" Mak, SkyWatcher EQ5, ZWO ASI224MC with Tele Vue 2.5x PowerMate. Imaged from a suburban backyard in Mandurah, Western Australia. Conditions poor.
  18. Well done GraY25, Blazar and MoonBoy129, all worthy winners I'll just have to do much better next time
  19. The Gassendi crater (left of image) captured in SharpCap with the ZWO ASI224MC and Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT on the 1st of December 2017 from the backyard. 252 frames aligned and stacked in AutoStakkert, wavelets in RegiStax, edited in PaintDotNet. Location: Mandurah area, Western Australia.
  20. Taken low in the sky about 35-40 degrees above the horizon with the Sony a5000 ISO 400, 1/100 second and the Celestron Nexstar 8i SCT. The best 24 photos put through PIPP to make an avi video. Alignment and stacking in AutoStakkert, final edit in PaintDotNet Location: Mandurah area Western Australia.
  21. Thanks happy-cat. The largest central nebula is Eta Carinae, just below to the left of the Carina neb is the Wishing Well cluster NGC 3532. Above the Carina neb is the Pearl Cluster NGC 3766. This is all I've managed to work out. Below is annotated from Astrometry if that helps. I'd be very interested to know the rest too.
  22. The image below was my second test session with a pre-loved Minolta MD f1.7 lens stopped down to f4 to stop flaring off bright stars which I found to be a problem with my first test with it. Camera used was the Sony a5000 on a tripod with shutter release cable, ISO 3200, f4, 29 x 8 seconds. Aligned and stacked in RegiStar with final editing in PaintDotNet. It was my first good result from a camera lens. Captured on the 14th of November 2017. Location: Suburban backyard Mandurah, south west corner of Western Australia.
  23. Thanks Dave. Unfortunately it's not all sun, surf and bikini's here. I wish it was
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