Observatory Imaging (Moon, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune)
It was exceptionally clear on on Thursday night at the observatory, so some of us took the chance to further improve our skills using the telescope and webcam. We’re starting to get better at better focussing the telescope (which can be troublesome at times) and gradually the images are increasing in clarity. Amazingly, we were also able to capture Uranus and Neptune, although they were quite low in the sky.
Here are the results. (full-size images are in the gallery)
All images taken with the observatory telescope and camera (12″ Meade LX200 and Philips SPC900). They were processed using Registax 4 and Adobe Photoshop Elements. The Neptune and Uranus videos are raw from the camera and have not been processed.
Credit: Mark Searle & David Warrington