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Posts Made By: DJ Hanson

February 29, 2004 06:35 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter 21-Feb-2004

Posted By DJ Hanson

Hi All,

I took this image of Jupiter last week. Seeing conditions were fair-good. Celestron 11, 3X Televue, ToUcam 740. Captured in K3CCDTools using 10 fps, 1/25 sec, 640x480, 35% gain, 50% brightness, 0% gamma and 70% saturation. Aligned and stacked 2662 images in Registax 2, applied wavelets 3-6 and other adjustments. Great to see the Jupiter season in full-swing--lots of nice photos out theresmile

--DJ

February 29, 2004 06:55 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Saturn 22-DEC-2003

Posted By DJ Hanson

Hi All,

Here's a December image of Saturn I took. Seeing conditions were fair-good as well. Celestron 11, 3X Televue, ToUcam 740. Captured in K3CCDTools using 10 fps, 1/25 sec, 40% gain, 640x480, 90% brightness, 90% gamma and 70% saturation. Aligned and stacked 2143 images in Registax 2, applied wavelets 5-6 and other adjustments. I'm hoping the weather will get better in March for a few last shots of Saturn this spring...

Clear skiessmile

--DJ

March 11, 2004 06:42 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Saturn 09-MAR-2004

Posted By DJ Hanson

Hi All,

Attached a new Saturn from a few days ago...Some vitals: ToUcam 740, 10 fps, 1/25 sec, 640x320, 0% gamma, 50% gain, 50% brightness, 90% saturation, 1803 stacks, VRecord and Registax 2. I know the Saturn season is off its peak, but it's well-positioned for some nice imagingsmile

--DJ

March 21, 2004 11:21 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Upcoming Triple Transit - Jupiter

Posted By DJ Hanson

This is next week, Sunday around 8 UT I believe, correct? I heard the next one is in 2013 or something like that...now the weather!

--DJ

March 30, 2004 06:50 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Saturn and moons...

Posted By DJ Hanson

Sometimes it's a nice break to remove the barlow and image at f/10. Last night I managed to capture Saturn and five of its moons. Mimas and Enceladus appear as faint specs in the lower right corner of Saturn, something like magnitude 12.8 and 11.8.

Clear Skiessmile

--DJ

May 9, 2004 08:31 AM Forum: Film Astrophotography - Imaging and Processing

Comet Bradfield Images (& Epson 3170)

Posted By DJ Hanson

Hi All,

I took some images of Comet Bradfield last week, which of course prompted me to get a scanner, I opted for an Epson 3170 (slides are no fun being held up to my brightest lamp...!). At any rate, here are some details if anyone is interested:

135mm lens
4 minute exposure with Kodak Elite Chrome 400, SLR/telephoto tracked with an EQ-1 mount & rough polar alignment. Slide scanned using an Epson 3170.

Now onto NEAT, but Bradfield sure was a nice surprisesmile

Best,

--DJ

November 20, 2004 04:45 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Nice D70 Shots...

Posted By DJ Hanson

Hi All,

Saw some nice D70 shots recently...(not mine):

http://tinyurl.com/6y4k7

Image details on the AstrophotographyCameraLenses Yahoo group. These and other Nikon D70 images are giving me more hope to get that D70...I have a whole sleu of fast Nikkors begging for more use, including a recent purchase of a Nikkor 135mm f/2 (hopefully a good choice). BTW, that was a super Horsehead with the Rebel...

Best,

--DJ

November 27, 2004 02:44 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Webcam Settings Program - Change on Fly and Log...

Posted By DJ Hanson

In case you haven't seen WcCtrl by Martin Burri, you might wish to try this cool little program:

http://www.burri-web.org/bm98/soft/wcctrl/screens.htm

1. Adjust on Fly - adjust your webcam's settings realtime, no more
selecting and closing the Video Properties and Video Format
screens. Once more, WcCtrl lumps the important settings into one
tab...Also, you will see analog values like "53%" next to the slider
instead of sort-of-guessing at the slider value.
2. Save Settings - save your webcam setting values to a log file for future reference or even use pre-selected favorite settings.

Best,

--DJ

December 4, 2004 04:41 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Some Dim Jovian Moons with a Webcam...

Posted By DJ Hanson

Some interesting images captured with an SC1 ToUcam (not mine, saw these on QCUIAG a while back) -- Jovian moons of Elara, Himalia and Pasiphae:

http://astro.neutral.org/jupiter.html

Those are some dim moons! It would be interesting to have some here with modified cams replicate these...or even some other obscure satellites...? BTW, Rolando, nice shot of Titan!

--DJ

January 13, 2005 05:48 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Just Got a Nikon D70 (for my old Nikkors)

Posted By DJ Hanson

...and am very pleased with my first shots using my existing, old Nikkor AI's (the Nikon D70, despite being super-duper digital, seems to work really well with these old lenses in manual mode). I shot some test shots, nothing special, with a 50mm/1.4, 135mm/2.0, 180mm/2.8 and 300mm/2.8 ED AI. Must admit, it was kind of fun playing around with the aperature, exposure time and focus to get the right shot. Next stop, the sky and moon. I don't think I'll be modifying my D70, but can't wait to do some astro work with it. Anyone else here have a D70 and how do you like it so far?

Best,

--DJ