Sun, Planets and Asteroids

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Perseid Meteor 2017 August 13th 01.38UT

Asteroid 2012 DA14 2013 Feb 15th

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Partial solar eclipse 2015 March 20th

 

Jupiter
2009 July 26th 02.30UT
250mm LX200 at f/30 stack of 400 frames
from a 2007 frames AVI.

Mars
2010 Jan 29th 23.21UT. 250mm LX 200 at f30. Stack of about 350 frames from a 1624 frame AVI. Thanks to Mike Culley for securing the AVI and providing the webcam and computer

Mercury and Venus
2010 April 5th 19.40UT 3 sec exposure. Canon 20Da 50mm lens F6.3 ISO 200. 66% crop of original frame. Picture taken from the Rochford Cherry Orchard county park Essex

    Saturn
2009 Mar 14th at 23.45UT Stack of 316 frames of a 2007 frame avi taken through a 250mm LX200 with Philips SPC900 webcam

    Saturn
2008 Dec 19th at 05.45UT Stack of approx 450 frames of a 2015 frame avi taken through a 250mm LX200 with Philips SPC900 webcam

Moon, Mercury and Pleiades
2009 April 26th from Kelling heath Norfolk
Canon 20Da and 200mm telephoto lens.
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Uranus and its satellites
2007 Sept  4th
 

    Saturn
2008 Jan 8th at 00.55UT Stack of approx 500 frames of a 2050 frame avi taken through a 250mm LX200 with Philips SPC900 webcam

Mars 2007- 2008

Deimos
2007 Dec 16th image through a 250mm LX200 using HX916 CCD camera

Mars Image Animation
2005 Nov 18th Web cam images at f30 with a  250mm Meade LX200. Seeing poor. 6 images between 19.30UT and 00.30UT

Moon 
Imaged at the 540mm prime focus of my 100mm refractor through an Ha filter. Taken on 2005 Jan 01 with a Starlight HX 916.

 

2006 March 30th  Solar Eclipse. The Sun during totality from Side on the southern coast of Turkey. The photo left was taken by Colin Melrose through a Meade ETX. The photo's centre and right were taken by me with a simple handheld snapshot digital camera.


Sun
This Ha image was secured on 2005 Jul 15th using a Starlight HX 916 through a 60mm Solarscope ( loaned with thanks from CPAC)

Sun
This Ha image was secured on 2005 Jul 17th using a Starlight HX 916 through a 60mm Solarscope ( loaned with thanks from CPAC)

Pluto
Movie showing the planet's position on the 2005 May 21st and 22nd. The movement is over a 22hour period. The image is approx 0.5 deg wide and is taken with a 100mm refractor and an HX 916 CCD camera.

 

 


Partial eclipse of the Sun

2003May 31st at 04.10UT taken using Kodak 100EC slide film at 125th sec exp (approx) through a fog bank with a 200mm telephoto lens and no filter. Location - Dengie marshes Essex, taken towards the sea, hence the reflection.


Conjunction
Of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and a 3day old Moon 2004 March 23rd 


Asteroid 2004 XP 14
This was a close very close approach of a potentially hazardous asteroid 2006 July 3rd.
A stack of 70 x 20 sec exposures taken over 37 mins. The other streaks are the effect of hot pixels stacked on a drifting field of view.


 

Transit of Mercury
2003 May 7th taken through a 70mm white light filter with 200 ISO Kodak Elite chrome

 Transit of Venus
2004 June 8th between 05.19 UT and 08.10 UT. Taken through a 70mm white light filter with    200 ISO Kodak Elitechrome
 

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