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Posts Made By: Edward Roach

March 20, 2005 08:42 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Clavius

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi All,

I did some Lunar imaging last night also. I'm still lacking in my Lunar aquisition & processing skills, but I'm learning. This is the first time I used my new Edmund Optics R+IR filter and it works very well (Thanks Paolo).

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/24.5
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Edmund Optics R+IR filter
Seeing 4-5/10
Frames= 76/756

Clear skies,

Ed Roach

March 22, 2005 07:26 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: saturn

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Kirk,

Great image, nice detail and color.

Clear skies,

Ed Roach

March 22, 2005 09:28 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter last night

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi all,

I did some imaging last night of Saturn, Jupiter and the Moon. I was going to post some lunar images first, but after Mike Wirths' fine images I decided to show one of the Jupiter images instead. Mike's a tough act to follow.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/35
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Baader UV-IR cut filter
Seeing 5/10
Transparency 2-3/5
Frames= 516/602 @ 5fps
Image taken at 4:44 UT

Thanks,

Ed Roach

March 22, 2005 10:11 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Congratulations Rolando Chavez

Posted By Edward Roach

Several of Rolando's Jupiter images made it into the latest issue of Sky and Telescope magazine. Beautiful images Rolando, they are very deserving images, congrats.

Clear skies,

Ed Roach

March 22, 2005 05:52 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Another Gassendi

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi All,

Here's the Gassendi image that I took the same night as Jupiter. It's my first image of Gassendi and I think it came out well.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/24.5
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Edmund Optics R+IR filter
Seeing 4-7/10
Image taken at 3:25 UT on March 22, 2005

Thanks for looking,

Ed Roach

March 24, 2005 09:44 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Schiller Mosaic: Mar. 22, 2005

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi all,

Here is a mosaic I did of Schiller. I tried a single image but one part would be clear while the other more blury. I tried the multiple alignment technique that others have tried and the image came out better. It's only my second attempt at a mosaic, so I may not have aligned all 4 pieces together correctly. Image was resized 120%.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/24.5
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Edmund Optics R+IR filter
Seeing 4-6/10
Frames= 400/1219
Image taken at 2:47 UT on March 22,2005

Thanks for looking,

Ed Roach

March 25, 2005 09:45 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Saturn last night

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi all,

I imaged Saturn last night, and the seeing was fair. The Moon was almost full so I had to turn the gain up a little more. This is one of my better Saturn images. Hopefully more to come before this seasons over.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/35
TeleVue 3x barlow
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Baader UV-IR cut filter
Seeing 4-6/10
Tranparency 2/5 (Moon)
Frames= 1600/2256
Image taken at 1:30 UT, March 25, 2005
Resized 120%

Thanks for looking,

Ed Roach

March 26, 2005 03:28 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter & Io

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi all,

I imaged Jupiter on the night of the 24/25th. I got this image of Jupiter with Io(I believe). It was the best of the lot.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/35
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Baader UV-IR cut filter
Seeing 4-6/10
Transparency 2/5
Frames=423/604
Image taken at 5:19 UT on March 25, 2005

Thanks for looking,

Ed Roach

March 28, 2005 08:20 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Moretus

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi all,

Here's another image I took this past Monday. I used mutiple alignments on this and merged the pieces together with Imerge. The image was resized 120%.
That night was only my second attempt with the ToUcam at taking images of the Moon and I was happy with the results.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/24.5
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Edmund Optics R+IR band filter
Seeing 4-5/10
Frames= 290/1204
Image Taken at 3:17 UT on March 22, 2005

Thanks for looking,

Ed Roach

April 1, 2005 06:00 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter: March 26, 2005

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi all,

I imaged Jupiter this past Saturday. I took 11 avi's and this one turned out to be the best. I also caught Io in the frame and got the GRS too. I had fair seeing that night and this is one of my better Jupiter images. I had quite a few unprocessed avi's, but I'm almost caught up. The image was resized to 90%.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/35
TeleVue 3x barlow
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Baader UV-IR cut filter
Seeing 5-6/10
Transparency 2/5
Frames= 421/601 @ 5fps
Image taken at 4:17 UT on March 27, 2005

Thanks for looking,

Ed Roach