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  1. orion25

    Watch Aldebaran Disappear!

    Here is a real-time video of the Moon/Aldebaran occultation last night (March 4). Aldebaran disappears around the 38s mark. Shot on my Sony Handycam. Soundtrack is an original composition called "dark energy" from my upcoming space music album, THE FALSE DAWN, due out on the vernal equinox! Enjoy! Reggie
  2. While I had the patience to watch the occultation, my camera battery did not. It died about an hour before the spectacle, but it's okay - I've purchased more back-up batteries. This is a composite image with an accurate distance measured by taking the Aldebaran shot in focus with just a small portion of the moon on the right, then using the stacked moon photo from images taken immediately after. I was using a lunar filter for the contrast, but I don't like how I wasn't able to pull out some more colour. Next time. I'm really enjoying all these celestial events that seemingly went unnoticed by me years before, and the challenges of getting decent images. Using a Celestron Nexstar 127SLT and a Canon Rebel T5i at prime focus.
  3. orion25

    The Moon & Aldebaran

    Here is a video I shot of the waxing crescent moon and Aldebaran. No occultation from my latitude *sigh* . I added an original composition, "Throwing Umbra", played on solo guitar synthesizer for the music soundtrack. Enjoy! Reggie
  4. wxsatuser

    Hyades

    Hyades from the Deep Sky West widefield setup. Rokinon 135mm f/2 QSI 583 36x300secs L 29x300secs RGB Process PI and PS CC Thanks for looking.
  5. Hi all - just reporting back some feedback from last nights observing session - sorry for new thread but we can't create a new social group. Met up with Paul and Anthony at the main location which is drying out, so we were able to set up fairly easily. Each of us have different scopes, so we were able to see a variety of objects, stars and planets at different magnifications easily. Anthony picked out Uranus as a lovely jade distinct ball, but Neptune was too illusive. He also tested out his home made focuser which worked brilliantly! Now I want one! All of us tried out filters on the Moon as well which was particularly bright, casting shadows and blotting out DSOs. Then Jupiter appeared, taking on the Moons glare. The 4 moons were easily seen, three on one side, one right out on the other (Ganymede, Europa, Io and right out Callisto). We could all see the N and SEBs easily. Around 9:30 the temperatures really started to drop with dew shooting right past to frost! Poor Anthonys power supply came out so he lost his alignment as well! As we started to get ready to leave, I thought I'd take a few last minute photos of Aldebaran and the Orion Nebula. Didn't think I'd get much seeing as the Moon was in the same location - a test sub of 50 seconds at 1600 ISO was washed right out! So I took a focussing shot of Aldebaran (I don't have Live View) then of M42. Below are the results. Great evening out - couple of lessons to learn like I need to bring a table and Thermoses all round!! Look forward to next time. Aldebaran M42
  6. Vicky050373

    Aldebaran Occultation 23.12.2015 18.13

    From the album: Lunar and Planetary Images

    This image was taken just before Aldebaran disappeared behind the moon - details from card 23.12.2015 18:13:18

    © Vicky050373

  7. We're currently in a pattern of monthly occultations of Aldebaran by the moon because of Luna's position relative to the ecliptic. I caught some cool images of the occultation as it happened! Here is just before the event at about 10:50 p.m. : and just after, at about midnight: The moon took on a sepia glow as it descended upon the western horizon. Don't you just love our cosmos?
  8. Vicky050373

    Aldebaran & The Hyades 11.01.2016

    From the album: Stars and Constellations

    Aldebaran and the Hyades - 11.01.16 at 21.11 - Canon 100D on SkyWatcher Star Adventurer - 75-300mm lens at 135mm, 30 second exposure at ISO 400.

    © Vicky050373

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