Planetary Pictures

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Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, May 2014
Mars, (CM81) - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, May 2014
Mars, (CM332) - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, April 2014
Jupiter showing great red spot and shadow transit of Callisto - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 1800 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, March 2014
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 1800 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, February 2014
Uranus - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 800 frames each 1/5th second, processed in Registax 5, October 2013
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/30th second, processed in Registax 6, April 2013
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 1200 frames each 1/30th second, processed in Registax 6, April 2013
Jupiter and Great Red Spot - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, January 2013
Jupiter and moons Io and Ganymede - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 2000 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, November 2012
Jupiter and moons Io and Ganymede - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS Camera. Sum of 1800 frames each 1/60th second, processed in Registax 6, November 2012
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, May 2012
Mars (Central meridian 173 degrees) - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, May 2012
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 1200 frames each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, April 2012
Mars (Central meridian 173 degrees) - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 1200 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, April 2012
Venus, phase 39% - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 700 frames each 1/30th second, processed in Registax 6, April 2012

Conjunction of Venus and the Pleiades.
Top image -
Canon 550D DSLR (unguided), f5.6 400mm lens. Exposure 0.8 second through thin cloud. ISO1600. April 2nd 2012.
Bottom image -
Canon 550D DSLR (unguided), f5.6 300mm lens. Exposure 40 seconds. ISO1600. April 5th 2012.
Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, around 3 degrees apart -  also showing the Pleiades. Modified Canon 1100D DSLR (unguided), f3.5 18mm EFS lens. Sum of six 20 second exposures at iso1600. March 12th 2012
Mars (Central meridian 200 degrees) - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 700 frames, each 1/30th second, processed in Registax 6, March 2012
Jupiter and moon Europa- 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, November 2011
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, November 2011
Jupiter and Great Red Spot - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, November 2011
Jupiter and Io - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, October 2011
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, October 2011
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, October 2011
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, September 2011
Jupiter - showing Io transit - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 2500 frames, each 1/15th second, processed in Registax 6, September 2011
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 1423 frames each 1/6th second, processed in Registax 6, April 2011
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Imaging Source DBK 41AU02.AS Camera. Sum of 244 frames each 1/6th second, processed in Registax 4, April 2011
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, OpticStar P131C Video Camera. Sum of 157 frames, processed in Registax 4, Jan 2011. Not a good image - seeing poor with thin clouds. But shows the re-emergence of the equatorial belt.
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, OpticStar P131C Video Camera. Sum of 500 frames, processed in Registax 4, Nov 2010
Jupiter, showing Great Red  Spot and the moon Ganymede and its shadow transit - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, OpticStar P131C Video Camera. Sum of 822 frames, processed in Registax 4, Oct 2010
Jupiter, showing Great Red  Spot and the moon Io to the right. Note one of the main equatorial belts has disappeared - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, OpticStar P131C Video Camera. Sum of 450 frames, processed in Registax 4, Oct 2010
Jupiter, showing shadow of moon Io and a white spot. Note one of the main equatorial belts has disappeared - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, OpticStar P131C Video Camera. Sum of 107 frames, processed in Registax 4, Oct 2010
Saturn, with rings almost edge on - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 196 x 1/25 second exposures, processed in Registax, Apr 2010
Mars (CM255) showing polar cap and Syrtis Major just appearing on the left of the disk - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 200 to 300 x 1/100 second exposures, processed in Registax 4, March 2010
Mars (CM320) showing polar cap and Syrtis Major. - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 372 x 1/100 second exposures, processed in Registax 2, February 2010
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f10, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 396 x 1/33 second exposures, processed in Registax 4, August 2009
Jupiter showing recent impact site and Great Red Spot - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f10, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 320 x 1/50 second exposures, processed in Registax 2, July 2009
Saturn, with rings almost edge on - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 335 x 1/25 second exposures, processed in Registax, Mar 2009
Jupiter showing Great Red Spot - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 410 x 1/33 second exposures, processed in Registax 2, July 2008
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 107 x 1/33 second exposures, processed in Registax 12, Feb 2008
Mars - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 518 x 1/25 second exposures, processed in Registax 1, Feb 2008
Mars - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 409 x 1/50 second exposures, processed in Registax 2, Dec 2007
Mercury and 1.8% crescent moon, May 17th 21:00 BST, Picture taken with digital land camera.
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 307 x 1/25 second exposures, processed in Registax 12, Apr 2007
Uranus, showing the moons Titania and Oberon - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f10, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 50 second exposure, September 2006
Neptune - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f10, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. 1 minute exposure, September 2006
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 126 x 1/33 second  exposures, processed in Registax 2, May 2006
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 137 x 1/25 second exposures, processed in Registax 2, Apr 2006
Mars - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 50 x 1/33 second  exposures, processed in Registax 2, Dec 2005
Jupiter - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 32 x 1/33 second  exposures, processed in Registax 2, May 2005
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 126 x 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax 2, Feb 2005
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 43 x 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax 2, Jan 2005
Venus (centre), Mars (left of Venus) and Saturn (top left) outside of the Cody Observatory in Farnborough. 6 second exposure using a Minolta Dimage Xt digital camera, 4th May 2004
Jupiter, 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 350 x 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax 2.
Venus phase 50%, 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 30 x 1/250 second  exposures, processed in Registax 2.
Jupiter and the Red Spot, 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 115 x 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax 2.
Saturn - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 53 x 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax 2.
Mars, CM31degs, 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 88 x 1/33 second  exposures, processed in Registax.
Mercury transit of the sun, 7th May 2003, Questar 'scope with solar filter, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 20 x 1/250 second  exposures, processed in Registax.
Mercury, phase 39%, - Cody 6" Zeiss Coude  f30, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 95 x 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax.
Jupiter, showing Great Red Spot, - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 200 x 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax.
Jupiter, showing Io and Io's shadow over a period of one hour, - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. multiple 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax.
Saturn, - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 480 x 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax.
Jupiter, showing Great Red Spot, - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 386 x 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax.
Jupiter, - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 184 x 1/25 second  exposures, processed in Registax.
Jupiter, - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f10, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 369 x 1/33 second  exposures, processed in Registax.
Jupiter, - 10" Meade LX200 SCT  f24, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Average of eight 0.25 second  exposures.
Jupiter showing Red Spot and Moon Io - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f10, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Average of three 0.1 second  exposures. Jan 2003
Saturn in the Crab Nebula (M1) in Taurus - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Single 60 sec. exposure. Saturn heavily overexposed. Three moons are visible. Jan 2003
Jupiter and Moon Callisto, Average of seven 0.4s exposures, 10" LX200 at f24, Starlight Xpress, MX5 CCD. March 2002.
Saturn and satellites, December 2001
Average of six 0.2s exposures, 10" LX200 at f10, MX5 CCD
Jupiter, December 2001, showing Red Spot and Moons Europa, Ganymede and Io.
Average of  9 x 0.05 second exposures, 10" LX200 at f10
. MX5 CCD.
Saturn and satellites, November 2001
Average of five 0.2s exposures, 10" LX200 at f10, MX5 CCD
jupt+io+grs.gif (26137 bytes) Jupiter, November 2000, showing Red Spot and Moon Io.
Average of x 3 0.6 second exposures, 10" LX200 at f24 (using Barlow lens). MX5 CCD.
sat2000.gif (29691 bytes) Saturn, November 2000.
Average of x 3 0.8 second exposures, 10" LX200 at f24 (using Barlow lens). MX5 CCD.
sat1.gif (15726 bytes) Saturn at November 1999. 10" LX200 at f33, Stalight Xpress MX5 CCD.   Clearly showing the Cassini division in the rings. Average of three 1.5 sec exposures.
satsats.gif (4367 bytes) Saturn showing satellites Dione, Titan, Tethys and Rhea. 10" lx200 sct AT F10, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD.  0.1 sec exposure.
jupiter4.gif (36014 bytes) Jupiter in 1999 showing much activity between the equatorial belts,. 10" LX200 SCT at f33 (using Barlow lens), Stalight Xpress MX5 CCD. Average of three 0.5 sec exposures.
jupsats.gif (4472 bytes) Jupiter showing the Galilean satellites Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto, . 10" LX200 SCT at f6.3, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD.  0.01 sec exposure.
venus.gif (11368 bytes) Venus, phase 50%, June 1999. 10" LX200 at f24 stopped down to 4", Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. O.04 second exposures.
mars3.gif (23689 bytes) Mars, south at 11 o'clock, longitude 320degs at meridian, showing Syrtis Major above and right of centre, June 1999. 10" LX200 at f33, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. O.3 second exposure
mars2.gif (13734 bytes) Mars, south at 11 o'clock, longitude 15degs at meridian, showing Mare Acidalium below and right of centre, June 1999. 10" LX200 at f24, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. O.15 second exposure.
mars.gif (13644 bytes) Mars, south at 11 o'clock, longitude 250degs at meridian, showing Syrtis Major just above and right of centre. 10" LX200 at f24, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. O.2 second exposure.
jupiter1.gif (44174 bytes) Jupiter in 1999 showing much activity in the equatorial belts, as well as the moon Io. 10" LX200 SCT at f24 (using Barlow lens), Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Average of four 0.25sec exposures.
Jupiter and moons Io and Callisto Jupiter in 1999 showing Great Red Spot and other features, as well as moons Io and Callisto. 10" LX200 SCT at f20 (f10 plus x2 Barlow lens), Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Exposure 0.3 second.
Uranus and moons Titania and Oberon Uranus and moons Titania and Oberon. Meade 10" LX200 SCT at f6.3, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Exposure 15 seconds. Planet is overexposed to show moons.
Pluto in Ophiuchus Pluto in Ophiuchus 10" Orion Optics GX250 f4.8, Starlight Xpress MX5 CCD. Two one minute exposures summed using Starlite express software.

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