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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:






  • 20151124


    20151124 GIF

    20151124 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: x2 celestron barlow all the way in, camera all the way in



  • 20151123


    20151123 GIF

    20151123 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:



  • 20151120


    20151120 GIF

    20151120 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: GRS nicely visible



  • 20151117


    20151117 GIF

    20151117 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: GRS nicely visible



  • 20151110


    20151110 GIF

    20151110 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: GRS nicely visible



  • 20151109


    20151109 GIF

    20151109 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:



  • 20151108


    20151108 GIF

    20151108 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:



  • 20151107


    20151107 GIF

    20151107 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:



  • 20151104


    20151104 GIF

    20151104 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: first use of registax6 for wavelet processing



  • 20151102


    20151102 GIF

    20151102 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:



  • 20151031


    20151031 GIF

    20151031 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.12
  • Exposure:
  • Time:
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:



  • 20150514


    20150514 GIF

    20150514 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 6ms
  • Time: 01:00 to 02:00 UT
  • Altitude: deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 36 " Mag
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: forgot to set debayer option as well on firecapture, all images look gridlike and monochrome



  • 20150507


    20150507 GIF

    20150507 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 6ms and 36ms with barlow
  • Time: 01:28 to 01:38 UT
  • Altitude: 63 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 39 " Mag -1.90 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: first shots using x2.5 televue barlow then with no barlow used debayer option as well on firecapture for 1st time, to try to fix how images looked yesterday with barlow (gridlike and monochrome)



  • 20150416


    20150416 GIF

    20150416 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 6ms and 36ms with barlow
  • Time: 01:00 to 01:30 UT
  • Altitude: 63 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 39 " Mag -1.90 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: poor
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: first shots using x2.5 televue barlow then with no barlow used debayer option as well on firecapture for 1st time, to try to fix how images looked yesterday with barlow (gridlike and monochrome)



  • 20150415


    20150415 GIF

    20150415 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 6ms and 36ms with barlow
  • Time: 00:40 to 01:30 UT
  • Altitude: 63 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 39 " Mag -1.90 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: low with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: first shots without barlow then rest using x2.5 televue barlow



  • 20150412


    20150412 GIF

    20150412 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 6ms and 36ms with barlow
  • Time: 00:40 to 01:30 UT
  • Altitude: 63 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 39 " Mag -1.90 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: low with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:



  • 20150408


    20150408 GIF

    20150407/08 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 6ms
  • Time: 23:40 to 01:30 UT
  • Altitude: 63 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 40.5" Mag -1.90 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: low with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: 1st run of season with lx200



  • 20150407


    20150407 GIF

    20150407/08 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 20cm F10 LX200GPS tracking FL=2000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 6ms
  • Time: 23:40 to 01:30 UT
  • Altitude: 63 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 40.5" Mag -1.90 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average with some haze
  • Seeing: low with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: 1st run of season with lx200



  • 20150402


    20150402 GIF

    20150401/02 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 5-30 ms
  • Time: 01:00 to 01:30 UT
  • Altitude: 63 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 41.3" Mag -1.90 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average with some haze, near full moon <40 degrees
  • Seeing: average with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading: 18
    Notes: Televue x2.5 barlow used



  • 20150329


    20150329 GIF

    20150328/29 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 6-30 ms
  • Time: 00:00 to 01:00 UT
  • Altitude: 54 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 42.4" Mag -1.95 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average - poor
  • Seeing: average with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: Televue x2.5 barlow used for the first time.



  • 20150324


    20150324 GIF

    20150323/24 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 6-30 ms
  • Time: 23:45 to 00:15 UT
  • Altitude: 54 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 42.4" Mag -1.95 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average - poor
  • Seeing: average with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: celestron x2 barlow used in last half of session



  • 20150323


    20150323 GIF

    20150323/24 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 6-30 ms
  • Time: 23:45 to 00:15 UT
  • Altitude: 54 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 42.4" Mag -1.95 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average - poor
  • Seeing: average with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: celestron x2 barlow used in last half of session



  • 20150322


    20150322 GIF

    20150322 UT
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 5ms
  • Time: 02:44 to 02:49 UT
  • Altitude: 57 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 42.6" Mag -2.39 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average - poor
  • Seeing: poor with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.13
    Notes: clouds coming in



  • 20150320


    20150320 GIF

    20150320
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 5ms
  • Time: 00:34 to 00:56 UT
  • Altitude: 57 deg (stellarium)
  • Apparent Diameter 42.8" Mag -1.97 (stellarium)
  • Transparency: average - poor
  • Seeing: average with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading: 20.50
    Notes: clouds coming in



  • 20150319


    20150319 GIF

    20150319
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 25ms with x2 barlow, 5ms without
  • Time: 01:15 to 01:44 UT
  • Altitude: 45 deg
  • Apparent Diameter 42.9" Mag -1.98
  • Transparency: average
  • Seeing: average with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.00
    Notes: clear not bad seeing.



  • 20150311


    20150311 GIF

    20150311
    
  • Location: SCGO
  • Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=2000mm with celestron x2 barlow (After first two images)
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
  • Exposure: 10-25
  • Time: 23:33 to 23:44 UT
  • Altitude: 45 deg
  • Apparent Diameter 43.6" Mag -2.5
  • Transparency: average
  • Seeing: poor with wind
  • Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: clear not bad seeing. looked better at the time than these results show. time to look at adding a heater to teh front corrector plate and possibly a dew shield as well.



  • 20150310


    20150310 GIF

    20150310
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=2000mm with celestron x2 barlow (After first two images)
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4.0.9
    Exposure: 10-25
    Time: 00:10:42 to 00:45:54 UT
    Altitude: 45 deg
    Apparent Diameter 43.8"
    Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: clear not bad seeing. looked better at the time than these results show. time to look at adding a heater to teh front corrector plate and possibly a dew shield as well.




    20150308


    20150308 GIF

    20150308
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4 beta
    Exposure: 5ms
    Time:
    Altitude: deg
    Apparent Diameter 44.0"
    Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: cloudy




    20150305


    20150305 GIF

    20150305
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4 beta
    Exposure: 4ms and 5ms
    Time: 23:37-23:45 EST (UT-5 hours)
    Altitude: 36 deg
    Apparent Diameter 44.1"
    Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes: full moon just rising, not great seeing hard to focus




    20150303


    20150303 GIF

    20150302
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4 beta
    Exposure: 5ms, 6ms and 7ms
    Time: :51 EST (UT-5 hours)
    Altitude: 48 deg
    Apparent Diameter 44.4 "
    Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:




    20150302


    20150302 GIF

    20150302
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4 beta
    Exposure: 5ms, 6ms and 7ms
    Time: :51 EST (UT-5 hours)
    Altitude: 48 deg
    Apparent Diameter 44.4 "
    Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:




    20150301


    20150301 GIF

    20150228
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4 beta
    Exposure: 5ms, 6ms and 7ms
    Time: 18:42-18:51 EST (UT-5 hours)
    Altitude: deg
    Apparent Diameter . "
    Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:




    20150228


    20150228 GIF

    20150228
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4 beta
    Exposure: 5ms, 6ms and 7ms
    Time: 18:42-18:51 EST (UT-5 hours)
    Altitude: 33 deg
    Apparent Diameter 44.5 "
    Sky Quality Meter Reading:
    Notes:




    20150210


    20150210 GIF

    20150210
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4 beta
    Exposure: 5ms, 6ms and 7ms
    Time: 18:42-18:51 EST (UT-5 hours)
    Altitude: 18 deg
    Apparent Diameter 45.3"
    Sky Quality Meter Reading: 20.41, no moon in sky
    Notes: poor seeing, hard to focus, -11C, slight wind




    20150130


    20150130 GIF

    20150130
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Meade 4" SC "Blue", RA tracking FL=1000mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4 beta Exposure: 5ms
    Time: 19:00-19:30 EST
    Altitude: 18 deg Apparent Diameter: 45.3"
    Sky Quality Meter Reading:




    20150124


    20150124 GIF

    20150124
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Skywatcher 8" Newtonian Dob "Starbuck", drift scan FL=1200mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.4 beta Exposure: 5ms
    Time: 19:00-19:30 EST
    Altitude: 59 deg Apparent Diameter: 45.1"
    Very bad stacking due to embedded datetime stamp on actual image. Never do this again! Notes: Very difficult to aim!

    Preprocesed with PIPP to crop out bad frames and timestamp when possible in space and time, then fed tht into autostakkert! Not bad results.. at least a little usable. From other sources (Hubble image from 07:10UT) I believe the objects are left to right:
    Io, Callisto shadow, Europa shadow, Callisto below Europa shadow, Europa.




    20150119


    20150119 GIF

    20150119
    
    Location: SCGO
    Telescope: Skywatcher 8" Newtonian Dob "Starbuck", drift scan FL=1200mm
    Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC FireCapture 2.3 Exposure: 5ms
    Time: 19:00-20:00 EST
    Altitude: 15 deg Apparent Diameter: 44.9"
    Notes: Very difficult to aim
    Fri Apr 15 10:57:36 EDT 2016