Sunday, March 14, 2004
Ganymede crossing Jupiter

Last night I tried to see Ganymede and its shadow going over Jupiter, but the weather didn’t cooperate. The seeing was very bad, and there where a lot of thin high clouds in the sky. Just before Ganymede “touched” the edge of Jupiter’s disk, it was overcast. On the image.......follow this link to read the full story

Posted by Math on 03/14 at 01:51 PM | filed in: Planets | Print
Saturday, March 13, 2004
Nikon Coolpix 4500 / Camera adaptors

I regularly get e-mails from people that want to know more about the digital camera set-up I use. Today I have published an article in my equipment section about the two cameras’ I use(d) , the Nikon Coolpix 4500 and the Nikon Coolpix 775. In the article you will find a photo album containing 16 images in which you can see how the Nikon Coolpix 4500 is connected to the telescope, using digital camera adaptors from Vixen and ScopeTronix. You will also find some links to some images and the digital_astro yahoo group.

Follow this link to read the full article.

Enjoy!

Posted by Math on 03/13 at 04:23 PM | filed in: Equipment | Print
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Observing log: 3-day-old Moon

Today I added a detailed observing log to the Solar system section, including an image of Venus and the Moon, and a big image of the three-day-old moon.  Follow this link to read the full report and have a look at the images. There is also detailed data on the digital images (shutter-speed, aperture etc) and the telescope used for the observing session.

Posted by Math on 03/11 at 08:51 AM | filed in: Lunar log | Print
Sunday, March 07, 2004
Digital Moon images

Today I added some digital Moon pics to my site showing a 9-day-old moon. The images are large (in size and bytes) so allow a few seconds to load. You can navigate through the observing report using hyperlinks. In the observing report you will also find detailed information on how the images where made (equipment, exposure time, camera settings etc.) Just follow this link to get there.

Posted by Math on 03/07 at 09:28 AM | filed in: Lunar log | Print
Friday, February 27, 2004
Detailed observing report deepsky, moon, Venus and Jupiter

On Monday the 22nd of February I had a marathon observing session. I started with Venus and the Moon at 5 pm (UT), then did some deepsky observing, and ended with Jupiter at 4 am (UT) the next morning. I did all the observing from my backyard, using the 8-inch Klevtzov-Cassegrain on equatorial mount. Here is a detailed report with some digital pics of

Posted by Math on 02/27 at 06:49 AM | filed in: General | Print
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Backyard observing marathon (Moon, Deepsky, Jupiter)

Last night was again a great night to observe. It started at 5 pm UT yesterday with the Moon and Venus, together in the south-western sky. I first aimed the sky-window and 15x80 binoculars at the moon. Looking with two eyes, the moon can be see in 3-D. Wonderful! After that I first took some pictures from

Posted by Math on 02/24 at 08:16 AM | filed in: General | Print
Monday, February 23, 2004
Deep sky observing report 21-02-2004 : M 44 in Cancer

Sunday night, I observed M 44 from my own backyard, using 15x80 binoculars, mounted on the sky window. This is a true binocular object. The conditions where good (for two hours). I could see all the ........... follow this link to read the full story

Posted by Math on 02/23 at 06:23 AM | filed in: Deepsky log | Print
Saturday, February 21, 2004
Deep sky observing report 20-02-2004

Friday night I visited Sourbrot (Belgium), one of my favourite dark sky sites, together with 7 other observers from the local astronomy group. As I got out of the car, I immediately noticed that the sky was very transparent. The constellation of cancer was completely visible to the naked eye, with at its heart the big star cluster M 44. I got out my 7x50 binoculars and ........... follow this link to read the full story

Posted by Math on 02/21 at 06:09 AM | filed in: Deepsky log | Print
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