Monday, 30 July 2007

Full Moon with U600

This is a nearly full moon via my mobile taken last night. Not as happy with this one but i put that down to the brightness and having to use a Moon filter.

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Samsung U600 Mobile !!

I am gobsmacked at the quality of this image. Got a new mobile yesterday with all this new photo editing stuff on and a excellent camera, so i'm told, so i thought i'd give it a go. Got a clear patch but it was still light so didn't expect a lot. Held it up to a 25mm eyepiece as steady as i could and snapped away. There were some terrible ones but a few came out well. Then i tried this editing stuff and again was amazed. Brightness, contrast, cropping and resizing and sharpen was done via the phone then tweaked a little in Gimp to get the background darkened. Here is the result.............I'm over the Moon(scuse the pun!!)

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Rosette captured by Rick Snydersmith, processed by me in Gimp

Wish i could say i took this but i can't. A friend of mine in America took this and then sent this for me to have a play with in Gimp. To be honest, i did not have a clue to what i was doing but played around with the curves and layers to bring out the red. Saturation and hue was decressed a little and then put unsharp mask on the final layer. Had a few goes and in the end went for the pretty version,LOL. Alot of learning still to go but i was happy with the result.
When i can i will put up the details of the equipment used by Rick to capture this object.

Terminator 7thJuly

Weather has been so bad lately i have only managed one nights veiwing, last saturday. Moon was very low and not well placed for me but still had a shot. Not great, couldn't get focus right and then problems with Registax4. Here is my attempt for the 7th July.