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Posts Made By: Wesley Higgins

June 1, 2004 08:32 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

ISS 05/31/04

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

I finally had another chance to image the ISS.
DMK 21F04 monochrome Firewire camera, Prime focus, 30FPS, 1/2048 Sec.shutter,35% gain.
Starmaster 14.5 , hand tracked.
This is the first time I have tried stacking (four frames) ISS images and I was surprised that it helped slightly.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins



June 7, 2004 08:50 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Plato 05-28-04

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

Here is one more from 05/28/04 (probably the last one)
DMK 21F04 Firewire, 30FPS, 1/1024 shutter, 35% gain
133 frames from 1800

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

June 22, 2004 03:21 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Moon Crater Pitatus

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi ,

Here is a Moon crater that is not imaged as often as the more popular ones, the rilles around the crater perimeter are interesting.

14.5 Starmaster @F/30, DMK-21F04 Firewire Monochrome camera, 30FPS,1/1024 Shutter, 30% Gain, Stack of 1439 frames.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

June 29, 2004 07:31 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Clavius Widefield

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

This is a single widefield image showing Clavius,Longomontanus,Maginus,Moretus and several other
craters.
14.5 Starmaster, DMK21F04 Firewire camera at prime focus,
one single image from 1800 shot at 30FPS.
Stacking widefield Moon images has never worked well for me,
I usually just pick one of the best frames.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

July 3, 2004 07:49 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Plato, Archimedes, Widefield

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

Another Lunar image 8)

14.5 Starmaster, DMK21F04 Firewire camera,prime focus, 30FPS uncompressed,1/1024 shutter, one single frame.

Primary mirror temperature minus one degree below Thermal Equilibrium as measured.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

July 9, 2004 10:56 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Archimedes

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

Another Moon image smile

Starmaster 14.5 working at F/30, DMK21F04 Firewire camera,
30FPS, 1/1024 shutter, stack of 101 frames from one Avi of
1600, seeing 6/10.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

July 10, 2004 08:23 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

International Space Station

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

07/09/04 five minute, Max 58 degree pass.
Starmaster 14.5 F/4.3, DMK 21F04 Firewire camera at prime focus, 30FPS,1/2048 Shutter, one frame, 50% Gain.

There will be a better pass in a few days and I plan on trying a 2x Barlow , hopefully I can still hand track at that image scale .

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

July 10, 2004 05:14 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Copernicus 7-10-04

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi Vince

Excellent Copernicus, among the best I have seen.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

July 12, 2004 04:45 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

ISS Flying Forks

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

I tried using a 2x Barlow instead of prime focus and found
out it is almost impossible to hand track at that image scale sad
Out of a three minute Avi with 5400 frames I only captured the ISS on six frames and this ghostly image is the best one of those,I think it shows a Hires image of the Radiators although I could be wrong.
I also had my shutter speed to fast and lost some detail due to less light.
This image is not much to look at (the body of the ISS missing ) but some may still find it interesting .

Thanks,

Wes Higgins

July 24, 2004 08:54 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Straight Wall

Posted By Wesley Higgins

Hi,

This image was taken on 05/28/04, the Avi did not look to promising and I had decided not to process it, today I decided to give it a try and it turned out better than I though it would.

14.5 Starmaster working at F/28, DMK21F04 Firewire video
camera, 30FPS, 1/1024 Shutter, stack of 575 frames.

Thanks,

Wes Higgins