Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lunar Imaging Session - October 17, 2019

The sky this evening is clear and seeing condition is fair. I mounted my Borg 76ED refractor on my Celestron Nexstar mount and use the ZWO ASI120MM webcam to capture the Waning Gibbous Moon as well as Tycho, Copernicus and Mare Serenitatis Region.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Lunar Imaging Session - October 13, 2019

The sky this evening is clear and the beautiful Full Moon is hard for me to resist imaging it with my Borg 76ED refractor with Canon EOS M6 Mirror less Camera mounted on a Vixen Porta mount. Exposure of 1/1000sec exposure at ISO 100 was used to image it.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Solar Imaging Session - October 11, 2019

The sky this afternoon is clear but seeing condition is fair. There is a large hedgerow prominence visible in the NE limb. Aside from this, the Sun is awfully quiet. Zero sunspot as well.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Lunar Imaging Session - October 7, 2019

The sky this evening is clear so I just brought out my telescope to image the Waxing Gibbous Moon using Borg 76ED refractor with Canon EOS M6 Mirror less Camera on Vixen Porta mount with exposure of 1/320sec exposure at ISO 100.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Solar Imaging Session - October 3, 2019

It's almost past 3 months since I was able to do any solar imaging session due to bad weather and hectic work schedule. Nevertheless, the sky this afternoon is partly clear for me to do a short imaging session as I forgot to recharge my laptop battery thus only have a few minutes of imaging time for me to explore the Sun more. Seeing condition is not that good but I'm happy to break the imaging dry spell. There is a small AR2749 Sunspot Group in the SE quadrant but has already decayed but still slightly visible in Ha wavelength. Also got to capture a faint large eruptive prominence in the NW limb.

Friday, September 13, 2019

September 14, 2019 Micro Full Moon

The weather has been very bad the past few months and I was hungry to get even a simple lunar inage to get things going. Around midnight, my son and I went to our roofdeck to try to image the Micro Full Moon, the small Full Moon for the year 2019, using my Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera with Borg 76ED refractor at prime focus mounted on Vixen Porta mount. Exposure of 1/1000sec at ISO 200 was used to image the Moon through passing clouds.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Lunar Imaging Session - August 10, 2019

It's almost a month already since I was able to do any astro imaging due to bad weather so when this evening is partly cloudy, I tried to break my astro jinx by imaging the Waxing Gibbous Moon through my portable Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Camera with Borg 76ED refractor mounted on a sturdy Vixen Porta mount. Exposure of 1/160sec at ISO 200 was used. I also experimented this session with using the dual speed focuser that is mounted on the Meade 8 inch SCT and mounted it on the Borg instead of the original 7835 helical focuser to get a better feel on the focus. Need to slide the dovetail rack to its end to balance the system :) LOL