Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Lunar Imaging Session - March 3, 2020

The Waxing Gibbous Moon this evening is lovely and I also use this opportunity to test my newly serviced Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/8 on Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera with 1/250 sec exposure at ISO 400. I had it serviced to clean the lens as well as calibrate AF sharpness in preparation for use in upcoming deep sky imaging sessions.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Lunar Imaging Session - February 9, 2020 (Super Full Moon)

The sky this evening is clear and seeing is good. I setup again my Borg 76ED refractor with Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Camera mounted on Vixen Porta II mount to image Super Full Moon. I also try processing the Moon this evening in True Color Mode to show the Moon's various iron and mineral deposits. The blue hues or shades represents the titanium rich areas while the yellowish orange and purple shades show the regions with poor titanium and iron deposits. Image was taken with 20 frames of 1/1000 sec exposure at ISO 100.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Solar Imaging Session - January 30, 2020

The sky this morning is clear and seeing is fair. AR2757 Sunspot Group is almost the same size and it is nearing the NW limb. In Ha wavelength, AR2757 Sunspot Group show very low flaring activity as well. I also took a full disk white light shot of the Sun to show the sunspot position on the Sun.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Solar Imaging Session - January 29, 2020

The sky this afternoon is clear but hazy. AR2757 Sunspot Group is small and not that impressive, but in the times of solar minimum, one should be thankful that's there is any spots :) LOL Very quiet in white light wavelength and slightly some flaring activity inside its core.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Taal Volcano Imaging Session - January 19, 2020

Lat January 19th, my son KC and friends Joaquin Fajardo and his friend James went to Tagaytay with motorcyles to visit Taal Volcano and see ho it is doing after its big eruption last Sunday, January 12th. So fat\r, it has calmed down a bit and only small smoke emission can be detected. I use my Canon EOS M6 with EF-M 15-45mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens to image the volcano.

Friday, January 10, 2020

January 11, 2020 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Imaging Session

January 11, 2020 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at maximum penumbral phase 90% 03:10 PST
Image taken by James Kevin Ty using Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera on Borg 76ED refractor at prime focus f/6.5 mounted on Celestron Nexstar mount. 1/500sec exposure at ISO 100. #ALPPENLEPH #TeamCanonPh
A composite image of the January 11, 2020 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse taken by James Kevin Ty using Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera on Borg 76ED refractor at prime focus. EFL= 500mm f/ 6.5 (35mm equivalent of 800mm f/ 6.5) mounted on Celestron Nexstar mount. #ALPPENLEPH #TeamCanonPh

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Lunar Imaging Session - January 9, 2020

The sky this evening is clear so I use this opportunity to test my newly serviced Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L lens set at 400mm f/8 using Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera and set at 1/2000sec exposure at ISO 200 to see if everything is OK. So far so good and ready for the upcoming January 11, 2020 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.