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Astronomy

Taking decent astronomical pix in London is very difficult due to the turbulence/"bad seeing" as well as light pollution.
I use a 5 megapix video camera and stack the best images, using Registax and Avistax freeware.
Some are taken with a 5 inch (127mm, f12) Maksutov-Cassegrain on an alt-azimouth tripod mount...
and others with an 8 inch (200mm, f6) Newtonian, on a Dobsonian mount.
Both have computerised star drive, which works well for a while, but not as well as an equatorial mounting.
Both of these can give magnifications of between x240 and x600.
Obviously the air turbulence is also magnified by these amounts, causeing the image to dance around a lot...in and out of focus!
so focussing on anything sharply is quite a challenge.

All images are Robbie Hildred 2016 to 2019.

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Deep Sky Objects using i-telescopes
:: Deep Sky Objects using i-telescopes ::
Moon 12point 38 days old_ Tycho Schiller_Schickard_Phocylides x300
Moon 12point 38 days old_ Tycho Schiller_Schickard_Phocylides x300
Moon 9point 38 days old_Copernicus-Eratosthenes_Reinhold_Carpathian and Appenine Mts
Moon 9point 38 days old_Copernicus-Eratosthenes_Reinhold_Carpathian and Appenine Mts
Moon_ 10point 39 days old_x240_Plato to Copernicus
Moon_ 10point 39 days old_x240_Plato to Copernicus
Moon 8p2days_Appenines_Cassini to Eratosthenes
Moon 8p2days_Appenines_Cassini to Eratosthenes
Moon x480_9point 38 days old_Plato_Archimedes_Autolycus_Aristillus_Mare Imbrium
Moon x480_9point 38 days old_Plato_Archimedes_Autolycus_Aristillus_Mare Imbrium
Moon 8point 8 days_Mare Nubium_Straight Wall_Birt_Alphonsus_Alpetragius_Arzachel_Purbach
Moon 8point 8 days_Mare Nubium_Straight Wall_Birt_Alphonsus_Alpetragius_Arzachel_Purbach
Moon 5 point 5days old_Altai Mountains_Theophilus_Cyrillus_Catharina_Mare Nectarum_Fracastorius_Langrenus_Piccolimini
Moon 5 point 5days old_Altai Mountains_Theophilus_Cyrillus_Catharina_Mare Nectarum_Fracastorius_Langrenus_Piccolimini
Moon_15point 3days_Mare Crisium_Cleomedes_Gauss_Burckhardt_Geminus_Hahn
Moon_15point 3days_Mare Crisium_Cleomedes_Gauss_Burckhardt_Geminus_Hahn
Moon_ 3point 75days_x300_Mare Crisium_Cleomedes_Taruntius
Moon_ 3point 75days_x300_Mare Crisium_Cleomedes_Taruntius
Moon 4point 75days x300 North of Mare Crisium: Cleomedes Atlas Hercules Endymiom Posidonius 127mm Maksutov with 100millisecs exp
Moon 4point 75days x300 North of Mare Crisium: Cleomedes Atlas Hercules Endymiom Posidonius 127mm Maksutov with 100millisecs exp
Moon 6.8 days terminator from Hipparchus in centre to Mare Nectaris bottom right, 20millisecs with 200mm reflector fromWest Lond
Moon 6.8 days terminator from Hipparchus in centre to Mare Nectaris bottom right, 20millisecs with 200mm reflector fromWest Lond
Partial Eclipse July 2019
:: Partial Eclipse July 2019 ::
Planets
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