|written by Corsair on Feb 21, 2006 10:14|
|If it's anywhere near as good a picture as that one, i look forward to it.|
|written by Mcwgogs on Feb 21, 2006 10:44|
|I think it's gonna be better, since jupiter looks twice as big, and it's brighter, so there should be lower noise in the picture.|
|written by Ouch on Feb 21, 2006 18:30|
|something else that is cool to look at is the sun... no really heres how:|
get yourself a piece of paper, something blank like printer paper.
point your telescope at the sun. and while this should be obvious but, DO NOT EVER LOOK INTO YOUR TELESCOPE WHEN IT'S POINTED AT THE SUN!
just point it in the general direction and hold up the paper and move the telescope around till you see the sun on it.
adjust your focus and the paper height till the image on the paper is visible.
when done properly you should be able to see sunspots, and any flares it happens to be throwing out...
also cameras will fry if you take a picture of the sun so you probably just want to take a picture of the paper if you take any...
I have done this with my cheap 525X telescope so you should be able to see some terrific details.
|written by Mcwgogs on Feb 21, 2006 19:03|
|Welding googles work much better |
i'm just worrying if the telescope's big mirror can gather enough sunlight to melt something in it.
|written by Ouch on Feb 21, 2006 19:36|
|well you have to consider how they make telescopes...|
the idea is to get parts that absorb as little light as possible for the clearest image.
So I don't think your scope will even get warm. (well aside from the black paint )
plus if you put a real glass mirror in the sun it doesn't get hot...
but it is your expensive toy, do what you want.
there are probably forums some place where there are some telescope nuts that could answer this question for you though.
|You are also risking damage to your eyes by looking at the sun like that, not just your telescope. Be careful.|
|written by Mcwgogs on Feb 23, 2006 13:50|
So i used some black paper so the mirror was getting about 20% of light, and a visor from a welding mask, and i took this photo
looks pretty good, too bad there are no sunspots today
|written by Mcwgogs on Feb 23, 2006 17:43|
|And here's mercury, first time i ever saw it in my life |
left image is a frame from a film, and the right image is a long exposure photo.
|Amazing. Both pictures impress me for being at opposite sides of the scale: one depicts a enormous and powerful object (maybe the greenish tone contributes to imagining it as a calm, awaiting giant), the other an elusive and small one (a tiny object if we stick to appearances). Very impressive.|
|written by Mcwgogs on Feb 25, 2006 19:07|
|So, today was the best tiem to watch mercury, so i took the opportunity, and made some pictures|
waiting for Mercry to come out of the twilight, i made a movie of saturn, and then combined the frames to make this:
then i saw mercury and made this:
<cd/jpgs/mcwgogs/mercury3> you can see the effects of atmospheric lensing; red on top and greenish on bottom
and before finishing for tonight i made a photo of mars :
|written by Mcwgogs on Mar 04, 2006 10:40|
|yeah, just tell it to stand still |
|written by Mcwgogs on Mar 21, 2006 13:24|
|here's sunspot 862|
|written by Mcwgogs on Mar 24, 2006 23:38|
|And here's my first image of jupiter|
it was low above the horizon, i might get better images when closer to the oposition when it will be high in the sky
|written by Deanfrz on Mar 25, 2006 03:34|
|Love that one of the sunspot.|