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Holiday project complete, the dome is now a traditional white.
Green was ok when I was mainly doing night imaging, it would quickly cool down. Now for solar imaging, green was getting way too hot during the day effecting the image quality.
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Waxing Gibbous Moon

15 panel mosaic
LS152 with 2.5x Powermate and Chameleon 3 camera

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Meteor /Space junk over New Zealand

A bright meteor was seen over a large part of the South Island of New Zealand tonight, 19/07/16 at 1826 NZST
Pity the clouds had to photobomb it

Update: This was probably the re-entry of a Soyuz upper stage

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Saturn

12″ LX200r scope with LRGB filter wheel and Chameleon 3 camera with 2.5x Powermate

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Mars

12″ LX200r scope with LRGB filters and Chameleon 3 camera with 2.5x Powermate

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A few of this year’s Sun’s

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21/01/2016
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31/01/2016prom310116

03/02/2016prom030216Ha

14/03/2016prom140316Ha

28/03/2016prom280316

03/04/2016sun030416Ha

A year worth of Hydrogen Alpha Suns

Only 102, it was a bit cloudy last year

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Flare from AR2449

Taken over 14 minutes with a Lunt LS80Tha/B18/DSII with 2.5x powermate and Grasshopper 3 camera

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Have been neglecting this site a bit so here are some solar images taken over the last few months

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The Trifid Nebula

The Trifid Nebula M20
80 minutes LRGB, 120 minutes Ha
WO FLT132 refractor with 0.8x reducer and QSI583wsg camera

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