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Posts Made By: Edward Roach

April 8, 2005 06:51 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Saturn: April 6, 2005

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi all,

I imaged Saturn and Jupiter the other night. I haven't processed the Jupiter images yet and I don't think they will be that good as seeing deteriorated during the course of the night, but seeing was good for Saturn.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/35
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Baader UV-IR cut filter
Seeing 5-6/10
Transparency 2/5
Frames= 395/1542 @ 5fps
Image taken at 00:48 UT on April 7, 2005

Thanks for looking,

Ed Roach

April 14, 2005 05:39 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Jupiter April 14th, 2005

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Eric,

Great shot. Too bad Jupiter isn't a little higher this year.

Clear skies,

Ed Roach

April 16, 2005 08:51 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: My First!

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Michael,

Very nice first image, congratulations. Looking forward to more.

Clear skies,

Ed Roach

April 16, 2005 08:58 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Jupiter April 16th, 2005

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Eric,

Outstanding image with nice detail and teriffic processing. Tonight looks to be good in Mass. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Clear skies,

Ed Roach

April 17, 2005 08:51 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter: April 16, 2005

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi everyone,

I did some imaging last night, but the seeing conditions didn't turn out as good as forecast. I can't complain though because they were still good. This is one of the first images I processed and I have about 30 avi's between Saturn, the Moon and Jupiter. I don't think any of the Saturn avi's are usable because it was still windy when I took them. I was happy with the result of this image.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/35
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Seeing 5-6/10
Transparency 2-3/5
Frames= 421/602
Image taken at 2:54 UT on April 17, 2005
Resized 90%

Thanks for looking,

Ed Roach

April 17, 2005 07:34 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: best Jupiter April 17th

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Eric,

Excellent image, even more so with the low altitude.

Clear skies,

Ed Roach

April 18, 2005 11:55 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Walter

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi everyone,

This is an image of Walter I took on Saturday. I'm still not sure what the gamma setting should be for Lunar images so I set it at 50%. I wish I could have gotten a bit more detail, but the conditions didn't allow for it. I also used the multi-alignment technique on this image (Thanks Wes).

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/24.5
Phillips ToUcam 840
Edmund Optics R+IR band filter
Seeing 5-6/10
Frames= 231/1056 @ 5fps
Image Taken at 2:01 UT on April 17, 2005
Resized 110%

Thanks for looking,

Ed Roach

April 19, 2005 01:08 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Jupiter and Ganymede April 19, 2005

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Eric,

Wonderful image! I gave up around midnight because I had to get up early(5:00am) for work and the seeing was not that good. I was breaking everything down and I know your location is not far from mine, so I was saying to myself that now that I gave up, watch Eric Todd post a superb image and here it is. grin

Clear & steady skies,

Ed Roach

April 19, 2005 05:48 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Heraclitus & Licetus

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi everyone,

I took this image the same night as Walter. Heraclitus caught my eye because I thought it kind of looked like a ladybug or beetle.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/24.5
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Edmund Optics R+IR band filter
Seeing 5-6/10
Frames= 285/1056
Image taken at 2:17 UT on April 17, 2005
Resized 110%

Thanks,

Ed Roach

April 20, 2005 12:01 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Jupiter April 20th

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Eric,

I don't know how you do it! Here's an image taken before yours, right before clouds rolled in.

Thanks,

Ed Roach