Sunday, November 07, 2004
Photographing the Sun with different filters

On September 9 2004 I tested the Photographic and the Visual Baader Astro Solar Screen while shooting some images of the sun. All images where shot with the Nikon Coolpix 4500, mounted on the TAL 100RS 4-inch refractor and

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Saturday, November 06, 2004
Images of a 16-day-old Moon

On the evening of October 30 there was a lot of fog and high clouds in the air, but from 21.00 hrs UT till 22.30 hrs UT I managed to take a quick look at the Moon. The Moon was 16 days old and the terminator lay over the centre of Mare Crisium. I only shot

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Friday, November 05, 2004
Venus and Jupiter in the eastern sky, a spectecular sight!

Early this morning, about 6 o’ clock UT the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, stood together in the eastern morning sky, a spectacular sight! They looked really impressive through my binoculars. Tomorrow morning Venus will be

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Saturday, October 30, 2004
Deepsky observing with different instruments!

NGC 6633 and IC 4756
On the night of september 9th 2004 Leo (a fellow observer) and I observed with the 15x80 binoculars and Sky Window, 7x50 binoculars and the 10-inch Newton from Skywatcher. We started of with two fine open clusters NGC 6633 in Ophiuchus and IC 4756 in Serpens Cauda. These two big open clusters can be seen

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Friday, October 29, 2004
Lunar eclipse october 28th

I had everything ready for the lunar eclipse last Thursday. I got my refractor standby, including the digital camera to shoot some images, but it was overcast and the lunar eclipse has been completely invisible from my own backyard. I got up around three in the morning and it was raining. Well, you can’t win them all, so better luck next time. (2007!!)

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Friday, October 22, 2004
Test of the Argo Navis

Last night I had the chance to test the Argo Navis digital setting circles. About a month ago I polar-aligned my EQ6 roughly. Not all objects where in the field of view, using the Argo Navis. Last night, I polar aligned the EQ6 exactly. After that I aligned the Argo Navis on

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Saturday, October 16, 2004
Sunspot group 667

On September 4 2004 I observed the sunspot group 667 from 08:00 UT until 10.30 UT with the four inch refractor, the Baader ND5 full aperture filter, and three other Baader filters, the Fringe Killer, Continuum and Contrast Booster. Again with a

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Saturday, October 09, 2004
Sunspots 661, 662, 663, 664 and 665

On August 22 I observed the Sun for an hour from 14.15 UT till 15.15 UT. For visual observing I used the 4 inch TAL refractor with a full aperture ND 5 Solar Screen, the Fringe Killer and the Contrast Booster.  Before shooting the images I added

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