Some astro-pics

I’ve been quite busy in the lately so I did not have time to process any of the 200 Gb of data acquired during the last imaging sessions.

I’ve just picked three sequences depicting the Sun and Moon for this post.

The first shot shows the Sun’s surface through the 8 inch homemade Newtonian and ASI 174MM camera under poor conditions on May 11. The image shows two sunspot groups (AR2543 at left and AR2542 at right) with the view tilted to 90 degrees. The solar granulation is visible.

 Sun Surface Max.jpg

The second shot, also from May 11, was acquired with a small 40mm Coronado PST, which “sees” the light of the hydrogen atoms (H-alpha). The camera was again the ASI 174MM. Seeing was better for this session.

Sun in Halpha Max.jpg

And the last shot, showing the lunar surface on the evening of May 13. This was acquired using the 8 inch homemade Newtonian and ASI 174MM camera under poor seeing conditions. The “fresh”-looking crater is Theophilus.

Lunar Surface Max.jpg

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