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Skywatcher
14-07-2008, 01:20 PM
Ok as so many people asked - Planet pics from this year so far - not great as the conditions have been parp - got a few nebulas and galaxies as well if your not bored mindless by these

Saturn

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/aprilsaturn1strunavi1process.jpg


Saturn and his moons

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/Saturnand7newlarger.jpg

Mars (white bit is a polar cap)
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/mars2_large-1.jpg

Mars a bit later in the evening - different blurry black bits as it has rotated

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/bettermars111207-9pm.jpg

Jupiter

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/avi1ljupiterredspot.jpg

there you go well you did ask!

Beccaberry
14-07-2008, 01:22 PM
whispers very quietly so as not to scare the boy away....

Oh. My. How lovely.

Wendy
14-07-2008, 01:24 PM
Brilliant pictures Chris :hug2:

Dawn
14-07-2008, 01:26 PM
How do you get those, they are awesome.

Beccaberry
14-07-2008, 01:28 PM
Well. He could tell you. But then he'd have to kill you.

keith
14-07-2008, 01:32 PM
Chris, they are absolutely superb! I've always been fascinated by astronomy but never tried getting any photos. Any chance we could get you to share some secrets??

lisaw
14-07-2008, 01:34 PM
They are fantastic! - it's amazing to think thats all out there beyond the clouds :)

foreverducky
14-07-2008, 01:38 PM
Awesome!

Dizneyblonde
14-07-2008, 01:45 PM
Wow they are fab.

We have just been doing planets with the year 10's at school.

They would love to see those pics if it's ok with you Chris.

Skywatcher
14-07-2008, 01:55 PM
You are all very kind lol

Ursula
14-07-2008, 01:56 PM
Oh fabulous! I LOVE things like this. Fankoo X

Ursula
14-07-2008, 01:56 PM
Actually that last one looks like my DD's huge gobstopper she bought in the USA... it cost 6 dollars and she bought it 5 years ago and is still licking it... lol. It was as big as a tennis ball.

ukwdwnut
14-07-2008, 02:11 PM
wow chris they are superb. got any more you can share with us

Skywatcher
14-07-2008, 02:22 PM
Those were taken with a webcam through the telescope - these were taken with my canon 350d

M3 globular cluster
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/M3smaller.jpg

Orion nebula

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/m42newlargestack1stgosmall-1_edited.jpg

Comet Homes

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/newholmes.jpg

Dumb bell nebula

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/newdumbbell_edited-2small.jpg

I could go on but I wont this is a Disney board

keith
14-07-2008, 02:23 PM
I could go on but I wont this is a Disney board

it is but with a special emphasis on Photos because we all love them :))))) post as many as you want to share with us :)

Dizneyblonde
14-07-2008, 02:24 PM
They are all amazing keep posting!

Wendy
14-07-2008, 02:26 PM
Fantastic Chris, show as many as you like :D

ukwdwnut
14-07-2008, 02:26 PM
wow the ones with the 350 are spectacular chris, thanks for sharing. as keith said post as many as you want or have, id love to see them im totally hooked and facinated with space and astronomy

Skywatcher
14-07-2008, 02:32 PM
Moon with the 350d

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/moonstaxsmallcrop1.jpg

Crater with webcam

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/largeclavius_orientated-1.jpg

2 galaxies in Ursa Major ( bad pic this)

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/M8182stack1small.jpg

And my latest toy that I haven't quite worked out - solar flare

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/tinyprompp.jpg

ukwdwnut
14-07-2008, 02:34 PM
fantastic chris, wow they are so clear. love the solar flare one

Dawn
14-07-2008, 02:36 PM
It's just like being on Star Trek. :D

Isafari
14-07-2008, 02:36 PM
Totally amazing.....Going to show DH when he comes in from work....he'll love them too :p015:

ukwdwnut
14-07-2008, 02:40 PM
chris do you still have the same telescope or have you upgraded yet to the hubble ;) :D

Skywatcher
14-07-2008, 02:42 PM
YOu are all most kind - they are nothing compared to what some can do

Wendy
14-07-2008, 02:44 PM
YOu are all most kind - they are nothing compared to what some can do

But we aren't interest in what anyone else can do :hug2:

MystikPiglit
14-07-2008, 02:45 PM
Amazing, thank you. Love the Orion nebula pic. :)

keith
14-07-2008, 02:47 PM
chris do you still have the same telescope or have you upgraded yet to the hubble ;) :D

looks like hubble would be a downgrade!

ukwdwnut
14-07-2008, 02:48 PM
looks like hubble would be a downgrade!

well i will never know unless he tells me :lol:

Claire
14-07-2008, 02:51 PM
Incredible pics. Makes one feel quite small in the grand scheme of things!

Skywatcher
14-07-2008, 03:15 PM
Claire that is why I do it partly - there is nothing wrong with feeling utterly small and isignificant - puts all your woes into perspective.

Mick I have 3 scopes - the original for planetary and lunar work - an 80mm refractor for deep sky and nebula and a solar scope - see glad you asked now aren;'t you :D

ukwdwnut
14-07-2008, 03:26 PM
Mick I have 3 scopes - the original for planetary and lunar work - an 80mm refractor for deep sky and nebula and a solar scope - see glad you asked now aren;'t you :D

actually i am chris :lol:

this is the 1st one you had right?

Celestron Nexstar 102 SLT Refractor Telescope

ukwdwnut
14-07-2008, 03:35 PM
do you have to buy anything extra for the scope to attach a camera chris?

hayleyneeyore
14-07-2008, 03:46 PM
Oh WOW! These are absolutely amazing!

I love the Saturn, Moon, and Orion Nebula ones - and also the galaxies - amazing to think more planets & life could be out there!

I'm not a really Sci-Fi person, but am completely fascinated by space. The concept that something is infinate boggles my mind - what's outside of space!? Too deep for a Monday afternoon? :lol:

Keep posting, I love them! I want a telescope now!

Skywatcher
14-07-2008, 04:18 PM
actually i am chris :lol:

this is the 1st one you had right?

Celestron Nexstar 102 SLT Refractor Telescope

ah no its an 8 inch LX90 0- quite a difference - There is quite a lot to it but I'd be happy to help if you are interested

keith
14-07-2008, 04:23 PM
ah no its an 8 inch LX90 0- quite a difference - There is quite a lot to it but I'd be happy to help if you are interested

perhaps we can start a thread on it in gadgets because I'm really interested too!

Johnie
14-07-2008, 05:42 PM
Those pics are fantastic.

My dad is really into astronomy and would always take me outside to look at something or other. I never could see what he was trying to show me though :( If I had been able to see stuff like your pics, I would have been definately interested!

josh.p.
14-07-2008, 05:43 PM
I'm amazed, Do you have a larger version so that I can use one of those as my desktop background.... if that's not being too cheeky?! :lol:

I'm SO amazed by this, i've literally spent about 20 mins just gazing at the photo's. its so cool.

How do you look for planets?:shocked025:

Dorothy
14-07-2008, 06:08 PM
All I can say is WOW and then WOW again. Chris they are just amazing and then some!!!!

ukwdwnut
14-07-2008, 06:20 PM
ah no its an 8 inch LX90 0- quite a difference - There is quite a lot to it but I'd be happy to help if you are interested

oh yeah i would definately be interested chris, is the pope catholic lol....i invited dan[watchingherskip] here who works in an observatory or something, just emailed him again as he would be very interested in adding his knowledge to this too....so where the heck did i get the celestron info from im sure it was you who told me you had this telescope!!

ukwdwnut
14-07-2008, 06:37 PM
perhaps we can start a thread on it in gadgets because I'm really interested too!

good idea keith

Tink
14-07-2008, 06:44 PM
I remember being a child and laying on my back in the grass. Night sky was filled with all those simmering stars, some of which made pictures in the sky. I was so impressed when I learned to actually pick out some of the constellations. We actually saw the aurora borealis; but just once.

Thank you so much for sharing these. :hug2: Please, when you have the time, won't you share some more? :o

ukwdwnut
14-07-2008, 06:47 PM
I remember being a child and laying on my back in the grass. Night sky was filled with all those simmering stars, some of which made pictures in the sky. I was so impressed when I learned to actually pick out some of the constellations. We actually saw the aurora borealis; but just once.

Thank you so much for sharing these. :hug2: Please, when you have the time, won't you share some more? :o

i did that camping a few years ago with some of the members on here in devon tink, i really had no idea there were so many stars in the sky, it was crystal clear out and the sky was a perfect picture just to look at, totally amazing :D

Dizneyblonde
14-07-2008, 07:12 PM
I can show you where the saucepan is!!!

Shellyamc
14-07-2008, 07:15 PM
Wow..those are amazing pictures!!! They don't even look real! I'm excited if I get a good picture of a flower let alone space!! :lol:

Dawn
14-07-2008, 07:20 PM
I can show you where the saucepan is!!!


I'll see your saucepan and raise you an Orion. :lol:

Ursula
14-07-2008, 10:25 PM
I remember laying on my back in the grass.

There's a joke there somewhere's but I so not going there.... nope nada... cos Tink scares me.... and I like living...

Tink
14-07-2008, 10:31 PM
:surprised010:

Ursula
14-07-2008, 10:32 PM
OMG! That was quick... she doesn't miss a bliddy trick! runs>>>>>>>>>

Tink
14-07-2008, 10:36 PM
:crab1::clam2:

MinnieMouse
14-07-2008, 10:37 PM
I love the planet photos. Please share some more with us they are superb.:p015::p015: