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10cm Meade SC FL=1000mm - RA tracking only

20cm Skywatcher Dobsonian FL=1200mm - alt-az drift scan only

20cm Meade LX200 FL=2000mm alt az tracking

  • The ZWO ASI20MC camera (2014 September) Sensor: 1/3" CMOS AR0130CS(Color) Resolution: 1.2Mega Pixels 1280x960 Pixel Size: 3.75µm Exposure Range: 64µs-1000s
  • The SBIG ST402ME (2006) gives 765x510 pixels. Pixel size=9 microns Exposure range 0.09-3600sec
  • The Olivon digital eyepiece gives 1024x768 pixels.
  • The Orion Starshoot Solar system Colour IV camera gives 1280x1024 pixels pixel size 3.6 microns

    2016 * 2015 * 2014 & 2013

    Date Last Generated / Number of sessions / Number of Images:






  • 20140927


    20140927 GIF

    20140927
    
    Location: Fall'N'Stars
    Telescope: Skywatcher 8" Newtonian Dob "Starbuck", drift scan FL=1200mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.3 Exposure: 5ms
    Time: 06:30-06:51
    Altitude: 42 deg Apparent Diameter: 33.5"




    20140411


    20140411 GIF

    20140411
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 8" SC FL=1200mm and 2.5x barlow for FL=3000mm
    Camera: Olivon digital Eyepiece 1024x768 pixels, handyavi, autostakkert! Exposure:
    Time: 20:27-20:49
    Altitude: 57 deg Apparent Diameter: 37.2"




    20140409


    20140409 GIF

    20140409
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 8" SC FL=1200mm and 2x6cm aperture mask
    Camera: Olivon digital Eyepiece 1024x768 pixels, handyavi, autostakkert! Exposure:
    Time: 21:00-23:00
    Altitude: 50 deg Apparent Diameter: 37.4"




    20130330


    20130330 GIF

    20130330
    Location:  SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 8" SC 
    FL=1200mm
    Camera:    Olivon digital Eyepiece, handyavi 
    Exposure:  
    Time:    19:47-21:10   
    Altitude:  51 deg
    Apparent Diameter: 35.9"
    
    
    




    20130325


    20130325 GIF

    
    20130325
    Location:  SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 8" SC 
    FL=1200mm
    Camera:    Olivon digital Eyepiece, handyavi 
    Exposure:  
    Time:      
    Altitude:  53 deg
    Apparent Diameter: 36.3"
    Heavily overexposed.  The Olivon does not have good control of exposure.
     
    
    




    20130323


    20130323 GIF

    20130323
    Location:  SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 8" SC 
    FL=1200mm
    Camera:    Olivon digital Eyepiece, handyavi 
    Exposure:  
    Time:     20:49  
    Altitude:  44 deg
    Apparent Diameter: 36.5"
    Again, incorrectly placed date time stamp on the actual image itself, ruining any
    stacking process.
    
    




    20130315


    20130315 GIF

    20130315
    Location:  SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 8" SC 
    FL=1200mm
    Camera:    Olivon digital Eyepiece, handyavi 
    Exposure:  
    Time:      
    Altitude: 35 deg
    Apparent Diameter:  37.4"
    




    20130110


    20130110 GIF

    20130110
    Location:  SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 8" SC 
    FL=1200mm
    Camera:    Olivon digital Eyepiece, handyavi 
    Exposure:  
    Time:      
    Altitude: 48 deg
    Apparent Diameter:  45.7"
    Left to Right: Io, Ganymede, Ganymede Shadow on Jupiter, Great Red Spt (GRS) visible
    Dewed up fairly quickly 
    
    Fri Apr 15 10:57:36 EDT 2016