An isolated rain in the afternoon posed a threat the planned observation for the night. It cleared up in late evening but seeing was mediocre. I’ve waited for GRS to transit while it was a luck that Io was captured within the FOV.
12/7/12 10:32 PM Local Time (+8 UTC)
Using a 2x barlow lens was rather difficult to keep it at center. This image was processed with 2 AVI file stiched VirtualDub. Hint of Red Spot Jr. (Left of GRS)
12/7/12 10:47 PM Local Time (+8 UTC)
Images were captured using Celestron Nexstar 8se and Philips Toucam. Acquired via Sharpcap, processed using Registax V5 and CS3. Observed from Malabon City, Philippines.
Mare Crisium is a flat basin that can be easily seen on the Moon’s Edge. Within the mare are craters Piccard (left) and Pierre (right) . Image taken a day after the full moon using Philippine Astronomical Society‘s Celestron nexstar 8se and Philips Toucam. Processed using Registax v5.
Taken using Celestron Nexstar 8se and Philips Toucam. Acquired via SharpCap, cropped using Castrator, proccessed using Registax V5. A 2x barlow lens was used in capturing image.
Io and its shadow can be seen on the image.
A quick test image on Jupiter last November 21, 2012 using Philippine Astronomical Society’s Celestron c8 SE known as Rica Jane. Io’s shadow on the side can be seen.
Two Days after Hunter’s Moon
Taken using Meade ETX125 and Agfa Optima 147
Crater Endymion (center)
Taken using Meade ETX 125 and Philips Toucam
According on the Stellarium, GRS will start to transit at around 3:00am but it did not happen until 4:00am this morning. I wish I could wait till 5:00 am but I felt tired already. T_T
Image was captured using Meade ETX 125 and Philips Toucam Pro. SharpCap, Castrator and Regsitax were used for acquisition and processing of pictures.
12:35am Local Time ( +8 UTC)
1:48am Local Time (+8 UTC)
3:14am Local Time (+8 UTC)
3:50am Local Time (+8 UTC)
The sky was generous for a few moments until the clouds came rolling in. Luckily, we were able to capture a few frames of Jupiter. The image was taken at Subic during the Philippine Astronomical Society Planning Session using Celestron C6 SCT on EQ5 mount using Philips Toucam
I had again the chance of imaging Jupiter after that monstrous monsoon using Meade ETX 125 and Toucam. 244 frames were registered and stacked using Registax, contrast adjusments were done using Gimp, image acquisition via SharpCap.
Thanks to caffeine, I was able to capture good frames of Saturn (and mars) when I got home after meeting with the Philippine Astronomical Society at Taft Ave., (and after my daughter went to sleep).
Yep, figuratively and literally those little insects feast on both of my chicken pox infested legs last night while I was trying to image Mars. I hope they did suck out the varicella virus as well.
I hope to get well soon, I am certainly missing a lot already. T_T