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Posts Made By: Wesley Higgins

March 23, 2003 12:26 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter GRS 03-21-03

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

Anybody tired of Jupiter yet :>)

I wanted to get a larger image scale but the
seeing would not allow it .
There is an interesting group of white ovals
just above the dark area in the South Temperate Belt .

255 frames from 650, 10 FPS, 1/33 shutter
ToUcam Pro web cam, Starmaster 14.5

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

April 5, 2003 04:43 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter , Ganymede & Shadow

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

I can sure tell Jupiter is getting smaller , currently
41 Arcsec .

I took this Jupiter image April 04 2003
Tecumseh Oklahoma USA

125 frames from 640 ,10fps, 1/33 second shutter
ToUcam Pro and 14.5 Starmaster F/4.3
working at F/17.5

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

April 11, 2003 06:49 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

Imaged 04/10/03 04:43 UT

14.5 " F/4.5 Starmaster Newtonian Reflector working
at F/17.5
ToUcam Pro ,200 frames from 640 , 1/33 shutter , 10FPS

I forgot to rotate the camera to show the bands horizontal
and I don't like to rotate the image during processing because
it blurs the image some what so I left it as is .

I intended to have the GRS more central but the seeing
deteriorated at that time .

My images may be a little more colorful than some that are posted
here , in a large aperture scope like my 14.5 I see a lot of
color on Jupiter visually.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins


April 11, 2003 07:03 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

I'm not sure if this post came through
the first time so I have posted it again,

Imaged 04/10/03 04:43 UT

14.5 " F/4.5 Starmaster Newtonian Reflector working
at F/17.5
ToUcam Pro ,200 frames from 640 , 1/33 shutter , 10FPS

I forgot to rotate the camera to show the bands horizontal
and I don't like to rotate the image during processing because
it blurs the image some what so I left it as is .

I intended to have the GRS more central but the seeing
deteriorated at that time .

My images may be a little more colorful than some that are posted
here , in a large aperture scope like my 14.5 I see a lot of
color on Jupiter visually.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins


April 11, 2003 07:06 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter April 09 2003

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

Imaged 04/10/03 04:43 UT

14.5 " F/4.5 Starmaster Newtonian Reflector working
at F/17.5
ToUcam Pro ,200 frames from 640 , 1/33 shutter , 10FPS

I forgot to rotate the camera to show the bands horizontal
and I don't like to rotate the image during processing because
it blurs the image some what so I left it as is .

I intended to have the GRS more central but the seeing
deteriorated at that time .

My images may be a little more colorful than some that are posted
here , in a large aperture scope like my 14.5 I see a lot of
color on Jupiter visually.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins


April 12, 2003 06:47 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Clavius Large

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

This is stack of 25 images from 640
of Clavius I took 04-11-03 .

14.5 Starmaster F/4.3 at F/17.2 with
Barlow , TouCam Pro, 1/50 sec

Thanks,

Wes Higgins




May 13, 2003 10:37 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Hi Res Image of Copernicus

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

Between dodging tornados and all the cloudy weather we have had
here in Oklahoma this is the first image I have had to post in over
four weeks .
I intended to image Jupiter but my capture program would not
recognize my camera and by the time I got that fixed Jupiter was
to low so I went for the Moon .

I'm sure this has been discussed before
but there is an interesting almost square formation
at the bottom edge of the image in the middle.

This is a stack of 26 images from 600 , Starmaster 14.5 F/4.3
working at F/17.2 with a Powermate 4x Barlow
Toucam Pro, 10FPS , stacked and processed in Registax .

Any questions or comments pro or con are welcome

Thanks,

Wes Higgins


May 22, 2003 04:00 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

My First Mars this Apparition

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

Mars at my location is only 31 degrees in altitude
at this time and will only reach 41 degrees at
opposition (Gosh I wish it was higher in the
North hemisphere )
I took this image on May 22 2003 , it is a stack
of 448 images from 850 .
14.5" Starmaster , ToUcam Pro , 4x Powermate

Comments pro or con and questions are welcomed

Thanks,

Wes Higgins




May 28, 2003 06:36 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars May 28 2003

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi ,

Another early Mars ,
I am having some difficulty with the
color and limb brightening , I hope to get
an IR blocking filter soon and maybe that will
help with the color .
Starmaster 14.5 F/4.3 at Approx. F/21.5 (5x Barlow)
268 frames from 780 ,Toucam Pro

* CM 274
* 11:45 UT
* Di 12 arsec
* Alt 32 Deg

Thanks,

Wes Higgins


June 8, 2003 09:49 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Hi Res Archimedes

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

I took this Archimedes image on 05-11-03 and just got around to processing it .
Toucam Pro , 5x Powermate , 77 images from 600
stacked in Registax and processed in Registax and
Imagesplus .

Thanks,

Wes Higgins