Saturday, 26 April 2014

April ISS and Moon

Had a good few ISS passes in April and clear night's to match! ( Shock Horror ). Having 2 weeks off work, joys of working within a school ;), I managed to get quite a few images with my phone. Won't post them all, too many! But here are some of the better passes I managed. The bright 'star' that the ISS can be seen passing is Jupiter and in the last shot you can see the ISS passing the Moon with Jupiter behind.
Also a couple of shots of the Moon taken with my phone and scope.









Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Clavius & Tycho

Had some clear skies at long last! I decided to experiment a little with the Barlow's I have.  Heard some say they have attached more than one with an eyepiece, so I gave it a go. I put a 2 and a 3x Barlow together with a 26mm EP and 2 2xBarlow's with a 26mm EP.  I got so in to it I missed imaging a very bright ISS pass!!! The very close up view of Clavius & Tycho was the 2 and 3xBarlows.
Also had to give Jupiter a go with the 2 and 3xBarlows, 15 mm EP and an 80A filter. Hard to get the focus right but I'm happy with the result.
The last image was taken just with my Samsung S3 and a 12x zoom lens. Was surprised my phone done so well without my scope! None of these images have had any processing done, just straight off my phone, as is.



Sunday, 6 April 2014

Moon flyby!

Found all my old avi's and slowly going through them all when I came across this one of the Moon. Not sure what it is that flies by! At first I thought it may have been something going across my field of view closer to home but the more I've watched it the less sure I am. Would be nice to hear everyone's view on what they think it could have been!

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Friday, 4 April 2014

Jupiter with 80A filter.

Managed to get a quick shot of Jupiter tonight before the clouds stopped play! It's not looking too good over the weekend here either :(. Uploaded straight from my phone on which I could make out 2 of Jupiters Moons captured too. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3, held to my 15mm EP and 3xBarlow.