The Albategnius crater on the Moon

Taken on th 14.1.12 with the DMK31 in the Vixen260. Processed in Registax6 and Photoshop.

NGC 2392 - The Eskimo Nebula

The M25C was given a rest and the usual guide camera, the H9C took centre stage, in the Vixen260.
The guiding was done by the WO98 and M25C instead. though hardly needed.
The exposure was 19x90sec. Acquisition and preprocessing was done in Astroart with final processing in Photoshop. The photograph was taken on 5.01.12.

The Sun

Taken on 30.11.11, with the DMK31 in the PST, mounted on the 900GTO. Processed in Registax6 and finished off in Photoshop.
The PST is a very good version indeed of this telescope, their quality/setting varied quite a lot, piece to piece.

IC405 - The Flaming Star nebula

Taken on 17.12.11 with the M25C in the WO98, guided by the H9C in the Vixen260. The exposure was 23x300sec. It was acquired and calibrated in Astroart and finally processed in Photoshop.

The Leo Trio

Taken on the 14th of April from Austerfield using the usual kit, M25C in the WO98, guided by an H9C in the Vixen260. But this time I added a Televue 2x Powermate to the 98 to get up closer. I've used this combination a long time in the past with poor results, so have avoided it. But this time I've had a modicum of success so will continue with it. This effort, for instance, needs more time and I'll do that when the skies agree. The processing followed the usual practise, acquisition and pre- processing in Astroart and final work in Photoshop. The exposure was 19x300sec and extended into the murk in the west, so includes more noise than I'd hoped.

This is our new Photo Journal

You may have been used to seeing our old Journal here, but quite by accident it was deleted, and we can't get it back, so have had to start a new one. All our years of data and photographs lost.

Hopefully you can see us grow from here.