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Another Mercury Transit Image

Another Mercury Transit Image

Another Mercury transit image.  I’ve adjusted my processing routine to add MLT to the process, and trying out a different false colour scheme. Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 75% of 500 frames Date: 9th May 2016, 13:48BST (13:48UT)

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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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Sunspot Animation (AR2529) in Ha 17th April 2016

Sunspot Animation (AR2529) in Ha 17th April 2016

A week on, AR2529 is still going strong, but about to disappear behind the solar limb. (Click image for full-sized version). Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, Meade 2x Barlow Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, IMPPG, PixInsight 1.8, Gimp 2.8 Date: 17th April 2016 Frames: Best 25% of 500 Frames, 30 seond intervals

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Full Disk Ha 17 April 2016

Full Disk Ha 17 April 2016

Sun, Full Disk Hydrogen Alpha. (click images for full size). Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, Gimp 2.8 Date: 17th April 2016, 08:44BST (07:44UT) Frames: Best 10% of 1,000 Frames

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