The mandatory eclips pictures….

A beautiful eclips! Very cold but really clear weather. A silent morning…

I have to say I expected a lot of pics on social media. But the number of pictures was an avalanche. Mostly good quality pics I have to say but still, I can’t understand why some individuals have such an irritating need to expose themselves with dozens of pics on the net. Anyway… here are some of mine 🙂

Moon Eclipse January 21, 2019 as seen from Hoegaarden. Esprit 120 and Nikon D750
Eclipsed moon over Hoegaarden… enjoy
Moon over the old barn
Jupiter, Venus and Scorpius rising over the southeast

Moon and also M27 on September 1th

The sky was not very transparent, and also during the weeknd the public lighting remains on all night. So conditions could be better.

I pictured M27, the famous Dumbell nebula, first with the Esprit120/Nikon D750. 19 shots of 300 seconds on ISO400.  Second target later during the night was Luna. I made a mozaic of 8 seperate pictures, composed from 60 seconds of AVI. Also here the Esprit was used ( I forgot to take the C11 out for cooling)  with the ASI 174MM in infrared and a 2x Barlow.

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ASI174MM Baader IR Esprit120 Orion Shorty 2x 9 plates of 60s 10% stacked

 

Lunar landscapes & a poor Jupiter display

I was planning to create a terminator mozaic, unfortunately the size of the AVI’s was soo large, I lost some of these due to file copy mismanagement! Oops. So these three pictures emerged (click on them for full-size)

Mare Humorum: look at these fine rilles, and the big crater Gassendi

Main craters on this southern landscape are: Schiller Clavius and Longomontanus

Sinus Iridum and crater Plato on the northern rim of our Moon

All Lunar images with out Barlow – so native 2700mm focal lenght.

I imaged Jupiter also – way more down to the horizon – with a 2x Barlow, effective focal length 5400mm

Very poor results!

Jupiter on 25-26 May 2018 in poor seeing.

IR image only