07/29/2018 - Seeing was very good this morning

Submitted by thenakedastronomer

Seeing was very good this morning ... and to think that I almost didn't set up the scope. I got a lot of video to process later but don't have the time today. I did do a rather quick processing job here just to make sure I got some good data. 

I'll post more once I have time to review and process the data acquisition.

Enjoy. Its in the 90's today. And you can blame this thing here... :)


Submitted by swingin on Fri, 08/03/2018 - 08:52

I take it this is two pic's put together, surface and limb? I've never  been able to manage combining the two. I know it's not that hard but I've never been able to do it. I think I need to watch you do it some day so I can learn how. Learning for me has to be a hands on thing, I don't retain what I read, never have.. Nice work Jim!!

Did you use the 0.5 focal reducer on this image?



Submitted by Naked Astronomer (not verified) on Sat, 08/04/2018 - 09:56

I would be happy to show you the technique! Stop by sometime, I still have all the raw data to work with. No, I did not use the focal reducer. Probably never will - with the BF30, I don't need it. Capturing the full disk is a snap! :) Thanks for the kind words!