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INTRODUCTION
Several members of the Society are keen astrophotographers, this page is dedicated to images of astronomical subjects as photographed by Society Members. As time permits (and other photographs come to light) more images and Gallery pages are likely to be added.

So, if you are a Society member and have some photo's worth adding to this record, you know what to do! All I need is the photo (preferably in digital format, JPEG), a brief description, time taken, and the equipment used - I'll do the rest.

The photographs within this page are the property of the respective photographers. Reproduction or use of any of the photographs on this page without the prior permisssion of the Webmaster is forbidden.


MARS

Mars, 7th July 2003

The planet Mars as it approaches its favourable apparition in late August 2003. Note the polar cap visible and dark markings on the planet's surface. Image taken 7th July 2003. (Click on the photo to see a larger version, use the 'Back' button of your browser to return to this part of the page.)

Camera: Philips ToUcan Pro. (Taken via Skywatcher Viewmax 127 Maksutov telescope, Orion Shorty Plus 2x Barlow lens. K3CCD Tools used to control camera and capture AVI. AVI then processed in Registax and Photoshop.)

Photo: Russell Hawker.


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JUPITER

Jupiter, March 2003

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A splendid photograph of Jupiter as seen in March 2003. Note the Great Red Spot. (Click on the photo to see a larger version, use the 'Back' button of your browser to return to this part of the page.)

Camera: Olympus C730uz. (Taken via a Skywatcher Viewmax 127 Maksutov telescope, 15mm Ultrawide eyepiece. 288 images stacked using Registax.)

Photo: Russell Hawker.

Jupiter, February 2003

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Perhaps on of the finest amateur images of Jupiter I've ever seen. (Annoyingly good photo, Russell!) Image taken February 2003. (Click on the photo to see a larger version, use the 'Back' button of your browser to return to this part of the page.)

Camera: Olympus C730uz. (Image taken through the Society's 12 inch reflector at Toothill Observatory. 25mm Orion Sirius Plossl eyepiece. 86 Images stacked.

Photo: Russell Hawker.

Jupiter, 23rd February 2004

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Another image of Jupiter, this time the work of Roger Homan. Note 3 of Jupiter's moons are shown as well. (Click on the photo to see a larger version, use the 'Back' button of your browser to return to this part of the page.)

Camera: Philips TouCam Pro 2 via a 6" (150mm) Ylena Maksutov. 120 second exposure at 5 frames per second. Image processed with Registax and Adobe Photoshop.

Photo: Roger Homan.

Jupiter, 24th April 2004

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A splendid image of Jupiter recently taken by Roger. The larger version of this picture is well worth looking at, note the wealth of fine detail visible on the planet's disk - well done Roger! (Click on the photo to see a larger version, use the 'Back' button of your browser to return to this part of the page.)

Camera: Philips TouCam Pro 2 via a 6" (150mm) Ylena Maksutov. 5 frames per second, 539 frames total. Image processed with Registax and Adobe Photoshop.

Photo: Roger Homan.


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SATURN

Saturn, January 2003

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Not content with wonderful images of Jupiter, Russell Hawker pulls off another coup, this time with Saturn. Image taken January 2003. (Click on the photo to see a larger version, use the 'Back' button of your browser to return to this part of the page.)

Camera: Olympus C730uz. (Taken via a Meade LX6 10 inch, 25mm Plossl and Orion 2x Balow. 340 images stacked using Registax, then processed in Adobe Photoshop.)

Photo: Russell Hawker.

Saturn, November 2003

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Another splendid image of Saturn taken by Russell Hawker. (Click on the photo to see a larger version, use the 'Back' button of your browser to return to this part of the page.)

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Photo: Russell Hawker.

Saturn, March 2004

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Another image of Saturn, this time taken in March 2004 by Roger Homan. Although not as colourful as the images above it does nonetheless show much detail, especially in the rings. (Click on the photo to see a larger version, use the 'Back' button of your browser to return to this part of the page.)

Photo: Roger Homan.


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The photographs within this page are the property of the respective photographers. Reproduction or use of any of the photographs on this page without the prior permisssion of the Webmaster is forbidden.

 

 

© Derek Haselden & Solent Amateur Astronomers 2004