Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
Planetary imager and observer. Racine, Wisconsin Meade 12" LX200 GPS/SMT UHTC (Peterson equipped) (Stellarium 0.12.4) Please try this very powerful planetarium freeware, it's a joy to use and you will be impressed!
Skywatcher Auto Flextube 250 Dobsonian, DFK 21AU618.AS QHY5L-ll mono & colour http://www.flickr.com/photos/42079393@N05/
Freddy Meade 14" LX200 GPS UHTC GPS on permanent pier / Celestron C14" Hyperstar on permanent pier Meade 10" LX200 f/10 & TITAN 50:1 mount Gemini 'go to' / Meade 127 mm f/9 APO & TITAN 50:1 mount Gemini 'go to' W/O 102 mm f/7 APO doublet / Orion 80 mm f/7 ED DFK 21AU04.as modified - DMK21AU618.as - DBK21AU618.as Canon 10D Unmoddified - Canon 40D Hutech moddified 2X and 4X TV powermate - 3X TV Barlow
"Normal" people worry me! - If you want to think "outside the square" you really need to get out of your box! A kleptomaniacal plethora of gear: Custom-cooled (my designs) C11&14, Orion Optics (UK) VX16 16" F4 newt waiting for obs, ED127 triplet, NEQ6Pro, HEQ5Pro, ancient AstroOptics EQ mount super-customised with microsteppers, goto etc, ASI120MM, ASI120MC, Flea3 (retired - accepting offers!) Toucam 840k, modded Canon 50d + F4L etc,etc & lots of other homebrew equipment.....
Orion 203mm F3.9, TPO 304mm F4, SkyWatcher F4 Coma Corrector, QC PRO 9000, ASI120MM, TV5XPM, Atlas EQ-G (EQ MOD), Canon EF 200mm F2.8, Canon 6D, 14mm F2.8, Atik 314L+, 4 X 2" Nautilus with 2" Orion LRGB Filters.
DSLR peltier cooler
DSLR Processing Tutorial
Planetary Processing Tutorial
Quote:It's all magic. As Todd, says, I can't believe what we can do from the ground these days. I shot some DSOs the other night and spent some time visually observing Jupiter while the DSOs were running. I love visual observing - it is what I did primarily for over 25 years. However, it was obvious that, even on a decent night, there was nothing close to the detail visible in the scope as in these images. Here is the first image of the thread re-done with Space Cowboy's LD "trick".
Paul Maxson Celestron C14, Mewlon 250, Orion EON120, Flea3, ASI120MM. Those who say it can't be done need to stay out of the way of those doing it. http://www.sunspot51.com
Emil author of AutoStakkert! 2.1 (check out the beta versions!). Webcam Astrophotography - Deepsky, ISS, Sun, Moon & Planetary Images,
Celestron C11 CF, CapeNewise200, NEQ6, ASI 120MM
Quote:Superb Paul.I was out last nigh too. Alas, my collimation is still giving me trouble and my images look like they were shot with cotton over the scope. I'm dedicating tonight to working on the collimation. If that fails, I may have a "collimation party"... I've almost come to the realization that it might be a two person job on this scope. If so, I'll provide the beer and pizza... anyone wanting to help with the scope will be welcome! Once again... excellent work.Cheers
"...life is but a dream." Trying to update my tutorials Be sure to add me on Google Plus (TONS of good Science and Astro people here!) Mike's homepage My Scope, Akule - the Custom 14" f/4.5 Newt