Monday, January 15, 2018

HDR Moon in Colour

     Yes, the Moon does have colour.  This is a HDR processed picture consisting of 3 separate exposures merged in Camera RAW, and processed in PhotoShop.  The colour levels where pushed to reveal the moons subtle hues.
     Here are a few images of the crescent moon captured with my Tele-Vue NP101, and Canon T3i
    This a mosaic image of the crescent moon.  I merged 2 images in PhotoShop to produce this picture. Taken from my Observatory last August a week after the Eclipse.
     This is a colour HDR image of the crescent Moon.  I captured 3 images of different exposures and merged thim into a HDR using PhotoShop. This process produces a very dynamic picture.

     For a while this past summer, we had a very active sun.  I captured this image using my Tele-Vue NP101 with a Baader solar film filter.  I took 20, 1/4000sec exposures with my Canon T3i, then stacked and processed them using PhotoShop CC

     In July I purchased a used iOptron Sky Tracker camera mount to use on my trip to Idaho to capture the eclipse.  It is a great portable tracking mount.  I decided to try it out by Imaging the Milky way.  Using my modded Canon  T3i with a 50mm f1.8 lens.  The first image was taken from my backyard in Sherkston.  The second was taken at Cherry Springs Pennsylvania.

Cherry Springs
By Backyard in Sherkston On.
     This has been the longest gap between updating my Blog.  I have been having issues with my ISP.  I had next to no upload speed.  They blamed my router, and I blamed there Modem.  Well, the problem was on there end but not the Modem. 
     I will be posting images from July, August, and September.  Unfortunately there will not be any Eclipse images from my trip to Idaho.  I got so caught up in viewing the event, I forgot to remove the filters from my camera during totality.  I could tell the camera wasn't taking proper exposures but decided it was more important to view the eclipse than fiddle with my camera.  But Toni came threw. It was spectacular.  I promise to have some images next time.  On April 8th 2024, I will have over 3 minutes of totally right hear in my backyard in Sherkston.

     This is a panoramic view of our eclipse site in the mountains, a few hours north of Boise Idaho.  This great location was found by my Uncle Bill Kozar. We had about 2 minutes of spectacular totally.

 Even tho I didn't get any images of Totally, My Wife Toni, using a hand held Canon XSi with a 50mm lens, managed to capture these images.  I had to do a bit of image processing in PhotoShop CC,   they don't look to shabby. 

The Diamond Ring

Totality Corona

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


The Crescent Nebula

     This is an image I captured last fall I had forgotten about.   Taken over two nights using  my Modded Canon T3i (600D).  One evening I gathered 12, 600sec. frames @ 1600iso using a 12nm Ha filter, and the second I captured 12, 360sec, frames @ 1600iso in RGB.  Both sets of images were stacked and processed using PhotoShop CC.   
NGC6888 captured using my Tele Vue NP101 from Sherkston ON.

Goodby Jupiter

Looks like imaging Jupiter is over for the season.  I did manage to get a few more attempts,  Last Saturday I was hoping to capture a double moon transit, and the Great Red Spot.  Well the clouds rolled in before that all happened, but I did capture two of its moons. I also seem to be getting better at capturing and processing planetary images as well.

Ganymede & Io

Great Red Spot

Coming Soon