Fossil Light at Kelling, spies the ISS

Posted by XTSee on 11th October , 2011

At the Kelling Heath Star Party there were many hundreds of telescopes, from little Meade ETX90’s through to giant 24inch Dobsonians, and gorgeous high tech Refractors setup for astro-photography with some very expensive looking cooled CCD cameras and guide scopes.
One of the big Dobs that really caught my eye was Fossil Light, constructed entirely by [...] Read more »

Mars images processed - see the Polar Ice Cap

Posted by XTSee on 3rd March , 2010

Here are the processed images of Mars from my imaging session last night using an SPC900NC webcam and 2x Barlow, with my C6-SGT XLT telescope.
These were approx. 10 x 30 second duration AVI sequences which I aligned and stacked using K3CCDTools, and including some histogram and unsharp mask enhancement to bring out the details.
I only [...] Read more »

Planet Mars astrophotography section online

Posted by XTSee on 7th July , 2008

Brace yourself for some truly terrible photos of Mars which you can find on my web site.
I’ve had these photos for quite some time and have been meaning to add them, partly tongue-in-cheek, and partly as a momento of my very first attempts at astrophotography with my XT10 telescope. I took these in December 2007 [...] Read more »

Saturn added to astrophotography section

Posted by XTSee on 7th July , 2008

Tonight I finished creating a new page within the Astrophotography section of my site showing the photos I have taken of Saturn (don’t get too excited, they’re nothing great).
They demonstrate afocal astropics of Saturn taken with a simple point-and-shoot camera held up to the eyepiece, and also a couple of webcam images produced from AVI [...] Read more »