Part two of our adventures in Stargazing
|A further medley of pictures...|
Uranus might be visible in the beginning of October, Jupiter next April, and if I want a picture of Saturn before March 2008 I'll have to move the computer - or persuade her to let me get a laptop....
We await the likes of Orion - visible from our computer in mid January onwards; M42 etc.....
In the meantime, here are a few more of Mars, etc:
|Mars at 36x magnification, with the webcam
on 'low light boost' and 'colour boost.' I then removed the blue from
the picture, to correct the colour shift somewhat.
The bright star to the right is SAO 164644 (Delta Capricornus) magnitude 3.0
|This is a portion of the above
picture enlarged. It's great to see the number of stars in the shot,
most of which cannot be see throught the telescope with the eye alone!
Uranus is approximately in the centre of the circle - enlarged below (very faint,just above the centre of the picture) magnitude 5.7:
|I got another Moon Filter,
It was still very bright, so had to wait for a few clouds to come over...
|This one was taken at 11:30pm on 11th
October 2003, using a camera held up to the eyepiece. It's the best of
about 20 that I took - a lovely full moon that night!
I've left the picture 'upside down' so to speak.
36x magnification. Philips ESP2/00 camera.
|Another shot - 6:45am on 19th
Out in the garden, cold, windy, clouds flitting across....
Getting the camera lined up took ages! I saw Jupiter and it's moons, but couldn't get a shot for the previous reasons!
|A stunning morning - 26 October 2003, 4:30am
- the clocks have just changed, so it still felt like 5:30am...
Very clear sky, but a bit cold!!
I couldn't use the camera (batteries need charging), but these pictures are accurate computer models of what I saw...
M42 in Orion - wonderful sight:
|Next on my list was Jupiter.
Couldn't see any details of the planet - I need a colour filter I think,
but the moons were very clear.
From the top down:
|And finally Saturn. The moons again were
clear; from the left: Lapetus, Rhea, Dione, Tethys, Enceladus, Mimas,
More pictures - particulary the transit of Venus - are on the next page...
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