Archive | May, 2016

Transit of Mercury, 9th May 2016

Transit of Mercury, 9th May 2016

Mercury begins its transit across the face of the sun. Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 500 frames Date: 9th May 2016, 12:14BST (11:14UT)

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AR12541/42/43 Ha 8th May 2016

AR12541/42/43 Ha 8th May 2016

Detail from yesterday. Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 1,000 frames Date: 8th May 2016, 09:31BST (08:31UT)

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Blackwater Skies

Solar UFO (Or maybe just a balloon!)

I caught a UFO crossing the sun on Saturday. Taken at 08:38BST, 30th April 2016.  It was moving fairly fast so I had trouble tracking it as it took me by surprise. No satellites were predicted to transit the Sun from my location at that time.  Sadly upon aligning, stacking and processing multiple frames from […]

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