March 24th 2025 GMT
The clear sky continued past dusk and I wanted to revisit some deep sky objects with my DSLR at 300mm focal length, ISO 6400 and 2 seconds exposure. Unfortunately, the focus was a bot off.
First up was the Pleaides (M45), mostly as a sighter.
I then moved to Regulus.
More in hope than judgement I went for M65 and M66 in Leo.
I finished with the Tau Canis Majoris cluster.
March 24th 1050 GMT
There was a rare clear sky, I shot the Sun in hydrogen alpha light using my PST. The solar disc seemed quiet.
March 23rd 0945 GMT
There were some sunspots on the Learmonth Solar Observatory images. Despite moving cloud, I tries to see them with my binoculars and filters but without success.
March 17th 2335 GMT
The sky was clear but it was cold and I felt too tired to drag a telescope outside. I took some full disc solar shots with my DSLR at 300mm focal length, ISO 6400 and 1/4000 second focal length.
March 17th 1015 GMT
March 16th 2355 GMT
March 14th 1235 GMT
March 12th 2235
There was a rare patch of clear sky, so I “attacked” the Moon with my DSLR at 300mm focal length, ISO 6400 and 1/4000 second exposure. Unfortunately, all attempts were ruined by poor focus.
March 11th 1010 GMT
March 10th 2330 GMT
March 10th 2035 GMT
The first shot was the Plough but I had to remove a lot of stray light.
I got my Perseus shot for a writing project but attempts to stack multiple images resulted in some stars appearing double. I processed a single frame that also included the Pleaides (M45).
I caught the Hyades and Pleaides in the same frame.
I took two frames of Cassiopeia but they didn't stack. I processed a single shot and caught the Perseus Double Cluster and Melotte 20 in the same frame.
March 10th 1835 GMT
March 10th 1215 GMT
I had been watching moving cloud, on and off, for a while when I finally caught a clear spell and photographed the Sun. It was quiet in hydrogen alpha light.