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10/5/2019This was taken with a 71mm F5.9 (FL = 420) William Optics scope and a ZWO 1600MC camera
This is from a single 75 second exposure.
7/8/2019I installed the 16 inch Newtonian over the weekend with Keith's help and tonight I was able to get it on the moon.
7/16/2019This a stacked and processed image after the collumation was improved. There is still a little more to be done
6/27/2019This was taken with the 14.5 inch Cassegrain telescope using a ZWO monochrome camera and R,G,B filters.
Same Data, better processing
6/22/2019This is my first Jupiter, taken last night with the 14 inch RC-Cassegrain telescope. The seeing was not very good.
It was taken with three 1 minute movies of over 1000 frames each. The 3 frames were taken with Red, Green and Blue filters respectively.
Then the each of the movies was stacked, removing the fuzzy frames. Only 20% of the frames were kept.
Then I did some image enhancement (image sharpen). This is where I need more work and need to learn more about how to use the software to bring out the detail.
Then the 3, stacked and sharpened images where then merged into a color image.
The GRS (Great Red Spot) is clearly visible in the lower right.
Jupiter taken @ Mt Wilson California using a 6 inch refracting telescope
Full Moon, taken with William Optics
Moon Taken with William Optics
Moon Taken with William Optics GT-102
First Image of stars
M45 - Pleiades (7 Sisters)
First image of moon
Dome on Garage
14" Cassegrain Telescope Mounted
16" Newtonian Telescope
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|Telscope ||F-# ||Brand ||Source|
|8" Newtonian ||F/8 ||Cave Astrola ||Tim Hayes|
|8" Newtonian ||F/6 ||Cave Astrola ||Neaf 2016|
|10" Newtonian ||F/6 ||Cave Astrola ||Cloudy Nights|
|12.5" Newtonian ||F/6 ||Cave Astrola ||Stellafane 2016|
|14.5" RC-Cassegrain ||F/13 ||Starliner ||Cloudy Nights 2016|
|16" Newtonian ||F/4 ||Astroscopics ||EBay 1999|
|3" Refractor ||F/5.9 ||William Optics ||Stellafane 2017|
|4" Refractor ||F/6.9 ||William Optics ||Stellafane 2018|