Friday, 21 March 2014

ISS transits Moon

Since I downloaded ISS Transit Prediction app for Android, I spent a little time to catch the space station crossing basically any celestial object. So far Sun and Moon is done, but still in experimental phase. I could only use my telescope for Moon only, the previous post about the Sun was taken with a dslr sadly.

I also have to find out how the prediction exactly works. Than I can zoom my scope onto one certain area so the resolution hopefully going to be much much better. 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Jupiter rotation

Very first attempt ever but I'm happy with it so far. Hopefully better results about to come, but one thing is absolutely clear, I need a better imaging kit :)
This is an extremely challenging task,every frame was an inidividual photo made from a video being stacked and registaxed. The very first frame was a bit different from the others, because it was fairly bright due to dawn.

Also I have limited view from my balcony, the Great Red Spot just passed half of its way across the visible part of the planet when visibility became a problem. Originally I was hoping to capture its journey till the GRS dissaperars on the right side of Jupiter. Never happened.

Also this was a test of my imaging skills and my kit at fairly nice conditions. Only problem was the Moon being pretty close to the planet, I don't know how much was the photo quality, clarity or brightness affected but for sure it didn't help it at all....