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                           Jupiter,24/01/02
Vesta Webcam
Jupiter, 3/11/01
MX5C
Jupiter, 15/01/02
Vesta Webcam
Jupiter, 22/11/01
Vesta Webcam
Jupiter, 9/12/01
Vesta Webcam

Saturn, 22/11/01
Vesta Webcam

Saturn, 9/11/01
Vesta Webcam

 Saturn, 18/12/02
Vesta Webcam
 Mars, 2003
C11 & Vesta Webcam
Uranus, 1/9/02
MX9, Lx200 F6.3
Neptune, 1/9/02
MX9, Lx200 F6.3

 


To date this is my best image of Jupiter.

Date: 24th January 2002.
Telescope: Meade 10" LX200 F10.
Focal Ratio: F25 using Televue 2.5x Powermate.
Camera: Philips Vesta Webcam, Steve Mogg Adaptor.
Configuration: LX200+NGFS+Powermate+Webcam.
Conditions: Fair seeing, temperature 0 degrees Celsius.
Notes: 80 best images of 200 combined in Astrostack.

Date: 9th December 2001
Telescope:
Meade 10" LX200 F10
Focal Ratio: F20 using Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow
Camera: Philips Vesta Webcam with Steve Mogg Adaptor
Configuration: X200+NGFS+Barlow+webcam
Conditions: Fair seeing, temperature -1 degrees Celsius
Notes: 57 best images of 250 combined in Astrostack. UM3, D1
 


Date: 22nd November 2001
Telescope: Meade 10" LX200 F10
Focal Ratio: F20 using Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow
Camera: Philips Vesta Webcam with Steve Mogg Adaptor
Configuration: LX200+NGFS+Barlow+webcam
Conditions: Fair seeing, temperature 0 degrees Celsius
Notes:
111 best images of 800 combined in Astrostack. UM3, D2



 

Date: 18th December 2002
Telescope: Meade 10" LX200 F10
Focal Ratio: F25 using TV 2.5x Powermate
Camera: Philips Vesta Webcam with Steve Mogg Adaptor
Configuration: LX200+NGFS+Barlow+webcam
Conditions: Cold!
Notes:
111 best images of 400ish combined in Astrostack.

 

Mars 2003

  

Date: 2003
Telescope: Celestron C11 F10
Focal Ratio: F25 using TV 2.5x Powermate
Camera: Philips Vesta Webcam with Steve Mogg Adaptor
Configuration: C11+NGFS+Barlow+webcam
Conditions: Poor!
Notes:
Combined in Registax.

Uranus

Date: 1st September 2002
Telescope:
Lx200 10 inch Polar aligned
Focal Ratio:
F6.3 Meade reducer
Camera:
StarlightXpress MX916
Exposure:
4 x 20 seconds unguided
Configuration:
10" LX200 + F6.3 reducer + NGFS focuser + MX916
Conditions:
Clear, ambient temp. 9 degrees Celsius
Notes:
 How many moons?

 

Neptune

 

Date: 1st September 2002
Telescope:
Lx200 10 inch Polar aligned
Focal Ratio:
F6.3 Meade reducer
Camera:
StarlightXpress MX916
Exposure:
3 x 20 seconds unguided
Configuration:
10" LX200 + F6.3 reducer + NGFS focuser + MX916
Conditions:
Clear, ambient temp. 9 degrees Celsius
Notes:
 How many moons?