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by Geoff Knight
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Transit of Mercury
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: Transit of Mercury

Thanks Brian. The original image of Mercury was not that clear (it is pretty small after all) and I had to confirm I'd got it and it was just luck that it happened to be in the middle of the Suns disk. The lens I have replaced an earlier one and its given me some good images when I've used it for ot...
by Geoff Knight
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Transit of Mercury
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Transit of Mercury

Been out of the game for a few years due to Rheumatoid Arthritis and only do occasional observing but managed to get this image of the transit using my Canon EOS2000D, a 70-300mm lens and a Baader Solar Filter. I also have a Coronado PST but there were too many clouds and of course the sun is so low...
by Geoff Knight
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A rushed AR2192
Replies: 1
Views: 904

A rushed AR2192

Haven't posted on here for quite some time, but despite the clouds I managed to take a few pictures of said sunspot with my PST.

Only caught it when it was near the limb as there was too much cloud when it was better placed on the solar disk.
by Geoff Knight
Thu May 23, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ritchey Chretien 10" OTA and Meade LX75 8" (SOLD)
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Re: Ritchey Chretien 10" OTA and Meade LX75 8" for sale

An update

The Meade LX75 has been SOLD


Geoff
by Geoff Knight
Fri May 03, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ritchey Chretien 10" OTA and Meade LX75 8" (SOLD)
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Ritchey Chretien 10" OTA and Meade LX75 8" (SOLD)

I am advertising this on behalf of an elderly gentleman who lives near Dudley in Warwickshire. It is only 6 months old and includes an inch and a quarter Diagonal. The price is £899. I volunteered to be a middle man as he has had real problems with his Internet in general and e-mail in particular an...
by Geoff Knight
Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter from the 5th December
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Jupiter from the 5th December

Thanks folks. They were taken with an Orion Optics 250mm F4.8 Newtonian, with various strength Barlows, an IR Filter and an ATIK-1C colour webcam (cooled). This is basically a Toucam with a fan. Weather conditions have not been great of late and on that particular evening they were the best they hav...
by Geoff Knight
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter from the 5th December
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Jupiter from the 5th December

First decent evening down here in some considerable time. Took some mono shots of Jupiter which didn't turn out so well. Switched to the colour webcam and was rewarded with a brief patch of better seeing. Four shots in all grouped together for brevity. The first is with a 2x Barlow and includes Gany...
by Geoff Knight
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M27 in Vulpecula.
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: M27 in Vulpecula.

David Only just saw your image a bit late in the day. Very impressive. M27 is one of my favourites and one of the few DSO's I have managed to image. My results weren't as good as yours though. As for the sailing I went down for one day but I only live in Yeovil so it was a quick jaunt on the train. ...
by Geoff Knight
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Two more solar images
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Re: Two more solar images

Cliff Many thanks. Solar imaging is about it for me right now as the arthritis sometimes makes it difficult for me to manhandle my big scope for night time viewing. The black and white mod to my webcam, courtesy of Andy Ellis at Astronomiser has made a noticeable difference to my images. I was also ...
by Geoff Knight
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Two more solar images
Replies: 4
Views: 1333

Two more solar images

Just like buses, I don't do anything for months and then get out twice in a week. Two more solar images from the 9th Sept, taken with Coronado PST, Celestron Ultima 2 x Barlow and B/W modded Philips SPC900NC. http://www.freewebs.com/geoff_k/Object_20120907_1641_28.jpg http://www.freewebs.com/geoff_k...
by Geoff Knight
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: First image of the Year!
Replies: 5
Views: 894

First image of the Year!

Due to Rhuematoid Arthritis, a broken laptop and other minor misfortunes I have done next to no astronomy this year. Did get out this afternoon for a while and took this image of Sol with my newly black and white modded SPC900NC (thanks to Andy Ellis). Certainly gives improved results even by my pal...
by Geoff Knight
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Quicktime glitch and Starry Nights... Continued
Replies: 24
Views: 22102

Gosh this is an old post! Don't do a lot of astronomy these days so it was lucky I saw it! Try this website: http://www.oldversion.com/QuickTime.html Uninstall the current version first. I'm assuming you don't use Itunes. If you do you will either have to get a later version of SN which is OK with t...
by Geoff Knight
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A series of Jupiters from the 9th December
Replies: 3
Views: 822

A series of Jupiters from the 9th December

A marginally better night of seeing than of late and despite a bright Moon nearby I took this sequence of captures between 8.40 and 9.50. Used an OO 250mm Newtonian, Philips SPC900NC webcam, Baader IR filter and a 4x Imagemate (in the majority of cases). Then some processing in Registax 5 and Adobe ...
by Geoff Knight
Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter from the 27th
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Brian

Thanks.

Details are as follows: Orion Optics 250mm F4.8 Newtonian with either an Orion (USA) 3 x Barlow or 4 x Imagemate.

Camera was mainly a Philips SPC900NC with an IR filter upfront. About a 1000 frames per capture but believe you me quite a few were a waste of time.


Geoff
by Geoff Knight
Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter from the 27th
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Jupiter from the 27th

One the few evenings recently where the sky has stayed clear most of the time despite a few clouds when I started. Been plagued by poor seeing, air turbulence and enough condensation take a bath in but that seems to have been the same for most folks it seems. Captured a few AVIs but only a couple we...