Archive for October, 2018

White light vs H-alpha light – October 13, 2018

Posted in ASTRO on October 16, 2018 by maxpho

A short session with the Sun and the new active region. Strong wind, poor seeing, but a nice warm day. Just a comparison between the white light photosphere view with the H-alpha view of the chromosphere.

150mm achromat, Baader Herschel prism, Quark H-alpha, ASI 174MM. Seeing 3-4/10.

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The Moon of October 15, 2018

Posted in ASTRO on October 16, 2018 by maxpho

A low altitude Moon (just about 15 degrees) in poor seeing but always a nice view at the eyepiece.

200mm Newton, ASI 1600MM, Red filter.

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Insect macrophotography – October 2018

Posted in Specii rare, Supermacrofotografie on October 15, 2018 by maxpho

Some insects found in the autumn month of October:

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New active region on the Sun – October 12, 2018

Posted in ASTRO on October 12, 2018 by maxpho

Finally, a new active region emerged on the Sun today. It also harbors a few small spots. Just a few hours after I took the following shots, a small flare appeared in this region; I could not image at that moment…

Equipment for the images: 150mm F/8 achromat, Quark H alpha filter, ASI 174MM, poor seeing unfortunately.

The first shot show a small interesting protuberance that existed for just a few minutes. Too bad the seeing was very poor for this sequence…

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Large prom – October 10, 2018

Posted in ASTRO on October 10, 2018 by maxpho

The Sun might be lacking sunspots these days but it makes up for this with a rather large and luminous prominence.

Equipment: 150mm F/8 achromat, Quark H-alpha filer, ASI 174MM, Seeing 5-6/10. 1000/10000 frames.

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Extreme macro 2018

Posted in EXTREME macro, Microscopie, Supermacrofotografie on October 6, 2018 by maxpho

This post presents my macro-stacking gallery for 2018. I’m not new with macro stacking but to get to better shots I had to invest a fair amount of money into a new macro setup.

I’ve started to image with the current setup in September, and by the time I got better at it, the insect season was already over…

Hope for a better gallery in 2019!

 

All the following images were created using:

-Wemacro stack rail, with or without the Wemacro horizontal stand, controlled via a phone app.

-Canon 550D (old, but very good), at ISO 100 or 200, and exposure time of 1/200s with 2 sec delay, first curtain sync, mirror lock.

-two to four flash units, with different homemade diffusers (foam cups).

-different lenses: Pentax SMC 28mm reversed, Sigma Macro (1:1) 50mm, Nikon 10x microscope objective, Olympus Plan 10x with Raynox DCR 250, Lomo 3.7x. All with different extension tubes to get variable magnifications.

-Software: Zerene Stacker, Photoshop.

 

Some of the insects photographed are from my private collection. All of them were collected in the field.

Some shots are only tests, so they might seem pretty poor 🙂

While others are of large resolution, so they might take a while to fully load.

 

IssoriaHead.jpg

Ilathonia1.jpg

Shieldbug.jpg

Curculionid.jpg

FlyEye.jpg

Colias head1.jpg

Colias head2.jpg

Agrionid1.jpg

Agrionid2.jpg

Autographa gamma.jpg

Stictocephala bisonia.jpg

Wasp1.jpg

Acrida hungarica.jpg

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Hesperid.jpg

Agrionid.jpg

fly.jpg

Xylocopa.jpg

grasshopper.jpg

platosa 1.jpg

cockoo wasp.jpg

E_catax.jpg

Evarch1.jpg

Evarch2.jpg

Catocalafraxini.jpg

arcuata2.jpg

frigana.jpg

geo.jpg

C intricatus.jpg

small wasp.jpg

mantis 1.jpg

mosquito1.jpg

mosquito 2.jpg

ladybird.jpg

soldierfly.jpg

syrphid.jpg

spiderEye.jpg

spider1.jpg

puffy.jpg

Jumping.jpg

Lorientalis.jpg

Wolfspider.jpg

salticid11.jpg

Ant1.jpg

ant2.jpg

fly.jpg

jumping spider.jpg

largeeyes.jpg

Colias sp.jpg

TheFly.jpg

Fly2.jpg

Wolfspider.jpg

Skunkbug.jpg

SmallAnt.jpg

WolfSpiderEyes.jpg

AntHead.jpg

hoverfly.jpg

aromia.jpg

Scarabaeus.jpg

Apaturametissmall.jpg

Newant.jpg

small bug.jpg

3mm beetle.jpg

ball.jpg

carabus cla.jpg

carabus cla wing detail.jpg

Parnadetailspot.jpg

FulloWide.jpg

Rosalia head.jpg

RosaliaB.jpg

Cerdo1.jpg

cerambyx2.jpg

Morimus.jpg

wasp2.jpg

wasp2bw.jpg

spiderhunter.jpg

bluefly.jpg

fly head col.jpg

fly head bw.jpg

Flyhead3.jpg

harmonia.jpg

flying ant.jpg

alive wolfspider.jpg

negative.jpg

Longhorn.jpg

Cer22.jpg

raphmantis.jpg

aegosoma1.jpg

Cscopolii.jpg

cerambyxwelensi.jpg

Cerambyxcomparison.jpg

aegosoma2.jpg

Osmoderma.jpg

Potosia.jpg

Triceraptos.jpg

Lceltis.jpg

LcervusFem.jpg

Scarabaeus2.jpg

Proserpina.jpg

clathratus.jpg

Papollo.jpg

Ladybug1.jpg

Deilephila1.jpg

Claw.jpg

longhorn10.jpg

Socel.jpg

Alien.jpg

identification b.jpg

small red ant.jpg

Centipede1.jpg

CARABID44.jpg

CARABID11.jpg

CARABID22.jpg

CARABID33.jpg

funnelspider.jpg

head.jpg

Dorcus p 1.jpg

Dorcus p 2.jpg

Dorcus mite.jpg

Dorcus mite zoom.jpg

EUfireant.jpg

Two comets – October 5, 2018

Posted in ASTRO, Uncategorized on October 6, 2018 by maxpho

One of the following two images shows an object that might become visible to the naked eye later this year. That object is the periodic comet 46P/Wirtanen. For now, the comet is heading south, and it is still rather faint, especially when observed from the northern hemisphere, as it is close to the horizon.

The second image shows another periodic comet, 64P, which has a similar magnitude these days. Due to the very different positions in the sky, (with 64P gliding in Andromeda, close to the zenith), 64P looks a bit brighter and larger compared to 46P, but they are actually similar in magnitude. Both comets show elongated comas.

 

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