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Virgoman

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  1. Nice one Paul! Going to have a go myself tonight after nearly moving my scope into the neighbour's garden to get a decent view lol! Think quite a few will be out tonight! Best regards, Ralph
  2. Two excellent captures. Well done! Best regards, Ralph
  3. Lovely detailed shot. Those festoons are very prominent. Great image despite the less than ideal conditions we are all battling! Best regards, Ralph
  4. Excellent detailed capture - a triumph over difficult conditions for you! Best regards, Ralph
  5. That is a cracker capture. Well done! You can see the storm easily. Just wish Saturn wasn't so low here....might have to demolish a neighbour's house lol! Best regards, Ralph
  6. Congratulations Mariusz!....Just spotted this thread and I managed to be featured too at 15.35 with an IR effort inc Europa & Io - captured mid May! Had the programme recorded for later but was tipped off on Twitter!! Lol! Once again congratulations!! Best regards, Ralph
  7. Thanks. No I haven't - just a quick first light.
  8. I haven't posted on here for quite a while - continuing ill-health being a major factor but I took delivery on Tuesday of the new Skywatcher ED72R from the guys at First Light Optics (superb service as ever). What's more it was actually clear and I managed to get out and got first light on the bright afternoon moon - lovely sharp view. I attached my ASI224MC and managed the attached image ( 2 pane mosaic ). Very pleased. Best regards, Ralph
  9. Lovely capture Simon despite the less than stellar conditions! Lovely crisp shadow and plenty Jovian detail as a backdrop. Too many showers about here last night for me to risk taking the gear out into the wild lol! What camera did you use Simon? Was this with the C9.25? Cheers, Ralph
  10. Thanks very much ineed Reggie. Most appreciated sir. Clear skies to you.? ?! Best regards, Ralph
  11. Lovely, detailed capture Peter. Often the unexpected turns up trumps and that is certainly the case here! Pleasure to view. Best regards, Ralph
  12. Many thanks once again Simon and Angie! Cheers Simon - that is indeed actual capture scale but Firecapture is indicating a focal length of over 8m and a resolution of 0.15" - I have absolutely no idea how accurate that is!! I use a flip mirror and, of course, there is a filter wheel in there as well. I just know I have pushed the scope as far as I can! Focusing is a bit of a delicate touch - quite literally - as I have no electric focuser etc. - I am just using the stock focuser. Best regards and thanks to all once again, Ralph
  13. That's a fine, detailed image Craig. Well done! Best regards, Ralph
  14. Very many thanks Spock,Craig,Eric & Harvey for those kind comments. Best wishes and clear skies.? ! Ralph
  15. Hi all. Just posting an image of Jupiter acquired on the evening of the 8th May and is the result of my final imaging runs of that evening when Jupiter had reached an altitude of just over 30°. This image is the final Winjupos derotated result of a total RGB exposure time of 9mins. Captured with my Celestron C8 and ZWO 290MM via Baader LRGB filters and a x2 barlow. Thanks for looking and clear skies to all! Best regards, Ralph
  16. Two excellent renditions Simon! Plenty of detail to admire - the festoons and belt detail showing really well! Glad you have got some usable seeing - the 10th was a non starter from here! With you an the move further south!! Best regards, Ralph
  17. That's a nice, highly detailed capture. Well imaged. Best regards, Ralph
  18. Lovely reprocess Harvey - it's the second one for me as well! Best regards, Ralph
  19. Nice shot Paul. Always nice to get a satellite to share the frame! Best regards, Ralph
  20. What a beautiful set of images Angie. Really nice captures of Jupiter all round - love the Ganymede peeking images in the bottom two shots!! Lovely albedo detail on your four Ganymede poses as well - and with the GRS positioned beautifully on the limb and even Oval BA thrown in for good measure!! You had a great couple of nights Angie and I think your seeing was the opposite of mine which was reasonable on the 8th and rather more hopeless on the 9th! A pleasure to view. Best regards, Ralph
  21. Lovely Bobby. Plenty of band detail coming through and it's always a bonus to nab the iconic GRS complete with the churning wake behind! Well done. Best regards, Ralph
  22. Well Philter your first real attempt to image Jupiter and one of the family is a stonker! So I would say you should be and I am sure you are, rather chuffed. Always a fine line - quite literally in some cases - lol! between processing and keeping the noise down! It looks lovely to me. Well done! Best regards, Ralph
  23. Sublime as ever Darryl - what's not to like. The detail in Saturn's polar hexagon is amazing - you can clearly see structure within structure - beautiful and always a pleasure to view your work. Best regards, Ralph
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