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

In this post I shall present some extreme-macro results using some dedicated macro hardware. It is the basis to what I will eventually perfect in terms of technical and artistic value, so new shots will be posted here constantly.

 

Issorialahonia sequence.jpg

VatalantaSequence.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

ant.jpg

mosquito1.jpg

 

mosquito 2.jpg

ladybird.jpg

soldierfly.jpg

syrphid.jpg

spiderEye.jpg

spider1.jpg

puffy.jpg

Jumping.jpg

Lorientalis.jpg

etOctMax.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

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spiderhunter.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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