Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yet another shot from July 14th 2011

The clear spell was short-lived, so I reprocessed another shot from July 14th 2011.

Solar Observation

I also managed an early morning solar binocular scan from my hotel in Ghana.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Another reprocessed shot

This one (again from July 14th 2011) shows more detail, particularly on the left hand of the picture than I obtained at the time.

Cloudy day so another reprocessed shot

Again, I was clouded out, so reprocessed another shot from July 14th 2011.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Solar image reprocessed

The mini-run of observable weather was almost over before it started, so I reprocessed a solar hydrogen alpha shot from July 14th 2011. Although I didn’t capture any disc details, the prominences looked nice.

Lunar shoot October 27th

Conditions were a bit better than the evening before but I decided to ignore Jupiter and do an extensive lunar shoot with a full disc shot using my compact digital camera and webcam shots for close-ups.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Solar hydrogen alpha shoot

At 1115 GMT I did a solar hydrogen alpha shoot. The Sun seemed rather quieter than I would have expected, given the activity in “white” light. On the other hand, the photos showed some prominences, filaments and plages that I missed.

Solar binocular scan

I bin scanned the Sun and was surprised to see a few sunspots on the disc.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Lunar shoot October 26th

It finally cleared somewhat at 2245 GMT and I took some full disc shots with the compact digital camera but only one frame was that good.

I also did a few webcam runs before cloud moved in again.

Another reprocessed hydrogen alpha shot

As the last few days, a cloudy sky and another photo from the same day.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Solar hydrogen alpha close-up

Following yet further cloud, here’s another solar close-up from July 11th 2011.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hydrogen alpha photo revisited

Yet another cloudy day! Here’s another close up of the Sun in hydrogen alpha light from July 11th 2011.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Solar hydrogen alpha shoot revisited

I missed the day before due to travel. The day was cloudy, so I reprocessed a hydrogen alpha solar shot from July 11th 2011.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Reprocessed lunar shot July 10th 2011

The weather was no better back in England than it was in Brittany, so I reprocessed a lunar image from the past.

New Places of Interest Video: Brittany France

I've just come back from a business trip to Brittany, France. Unfortunately, from an astronomical point of view it was a disaster, with just 3 binocular views of the Sun and one of Venus. However, I did manage to photograph a few things that I hadn't on previous visits and made them into a video: business trip to Brittany

Friday, October 19, 2012

Moon July 9th 2011 reprocessed

As it was cloudy (yet!) again, I reprocessed a lunar shoot from July 9th 2011. It consisted of 20 frames.

Sun in hydrogen alpha light July 9th 2011

This is a close up showing just the top half of the solar disc plus a bit of the bottom. It shows some detail on the surface, although it was rather quiet at the time.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Solar Prominences July 9th 2011

It was cloudy again, so I reprocessed a solar image from July 9th 2011. I was unable to obtain enough contrast in the original frames to set any surface detail from the full disc but I was able to see a good show of prominences.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Solar binocular scan

I managed to bin scan the Sun later and saw that the large sunspot had a small one accompanying it.

Venus at dawn

I snapped Venus against the background of Perros Guirec, Brittany, France at dawn.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Solar binocular scan

Conditions were far better than the day before but I saw only one sunspot.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Solar binocular scan

I bin scanned the Sun in poor conditions in the afternoon and say that the sunspots from the day before had rotated.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Venus binocular scan

A bin scan of Venus at 0600 GMT suggested a phase of about 80%, although the disc was quite small.

Moon April 27th 2010 reprocessed October 3rd

Reprocessed another lunar image from April 27th 2010.

Live solar binocular scan

However, it did clear in Brest while I was waiting for the luggage, so finally some live action instead of (albeit improved) repeats! I even saw 2 sunspots.

Moon from May 13th 2011reprocessed

On the way to the airport, I saw Venus and a very thin waning crescent moon in the dawn sky but it was pouring down in Paris.

While waiting for my connection, I reprocessed a lunar photo shoot from May 13th 2011.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Final reprocessed shot from March 18th 2011

I managed to miss a clear spell again, so I reprocessed the final image from March 18th 2010.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Solar hydrogen alpha shot March 18th 2011 reprocessed

I was hit by cloud and although there was some clear spells, I was stuck in the classroom. Instead, I reprocessed a solar close-up from March 18th 2011.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Another hydrogen alpha shot reprocessed

It was rainy again, so I reprocessed a full disc solar image from March 18th 2011. I combined a disc shot and a prominence shot into a single photo.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hydrogen alpha shoot from March 13th 2011 reprocessed

There was still 100% cloud cover, so I reprocessed a solar hydrogen alpha shoot from March 13th 2011.