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Posts Made By: Edward Roach

August 3, 2005 06:00 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Clavius

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi all,

Here is the last image I took on July 29th. It's one of my better images of Clavius.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/25
Phillips ToUcam 840
Seeing 5/10
Frames= 406/1220 @ 10fps
Taken at 9:15 UT

Thanks,
Ed Roach

August 5, 2005 06:58 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars from Massachusetts

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi All,

Mars taken on August 4, 2005. Not comparable to the great images posted recently, but very good for me.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/46
Phillips ToUcam 840
Seeing 5/10
Frames= 907/1802 @ 10fps

Thanks,
Ed Roach

August 6, 2005 08:02 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Mars - August 5th UT - blue clouds/haze on the

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Robert,

A spectacular image with great processing! I can imagine what the images produced by members of this group will be like over the next several months, probably the best ever produced of the red planet.

Clear skies,
Ed Roach

August 18, 2005 09:37 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars August 18, 2005

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi everyone,

I got up early to image Mars, but I should have stayed in bed because of poor seeing conditions. I decided to try and see what f-ratio a 2x Meade barlow and a 2.5x powermate attached to my diagonal would give me, since I figured I wouldn't get any decent images anyway. This combo brought my scope to about f/60. I was suprised that the image came out half decent with this focal length (about 12,180mm), combined with poor seeing. Hopefully I'll have better luck tommorrow.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/60
Phillips ToUcam Pro 840
Seeing 3-4/10
Transparency 3/5
Frames= 504/1806 @ 10fps
Taken at 8:46 UT on August 18, 2005

Thanks,
Ed Roach

August 19, 2005 02:24 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Mars - Solis Lacus and a few Martian Volcanoes

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Robert,

Incredible image for such poor conditions! I'd love to see some images from you when the seeing is good.

Regards,
Ed Roach

August 20, 2005 06:45 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Mars on August 17th

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Damian,

Your images never cease to amaze! 8O The detail you have obtained with Mars still relatively small is incredible. I'm sure this autumn we'll be seeing from you, the best amatuer Mars images ever taken!! I'm very much looking forward to more.

Regards,
Ed Roach

August 22, 2005 09:02 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Mars - August 19th - Volcanoes in slightly bet

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi Robert,

A highly detailed image, superb!

Clear skies,
Ed Roach

August 26, 2005 04:33 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mars August 26

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi everyone,

I had decent seeing this morning, but not as good as I hoped for.

Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/60, ToUcam 840 w/IR block filter, Seeing 5-6/10, stack of 375/1811 @ 10fps.

Thanks,
Ed Roach

August 28, 2005 07:26 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: The planet Mercury

Posted By Edward Roach

Splendid work Robert. I have yet to capture it.

Clear skies,
Ed Roach

August 28, 2005 07:33 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Rupes Recta

Posted By Edward Roach

Hi everyone,

This is the first time I have ever imaged the straight wall. My lunar images have really improved since Paolo suggested the IR pass filter I'm using now, thanks Paolo!

Meade LX90 8" SCT@ f/25, ToUcam 840, IR pass filter, frames= 191/1206 @ 10fps, seeing 6/10.

Thanks,
Ed Roach