Thursday, November 21, 2013

C/2012 S1 ISON 20131118@06:10 am

Cold morning up at Sra do Monte, Leiria, Portugal.
The sky was very nice except for clouds right were ISON would come up :-(
This time my cousin Luís Sérgio joined me yet again in this adventure, bringing along his Canon 1000D.
1 picture only, processed in LightRoom.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Solar Day Observation 20131113

Once again I was asked to join a Solar Day event for 7th graders, at a local school.
To provide further student enrollment, school have different "clubs" as they call it, in which kids can learn a bit more, out of classroom envirnoment. The Astronomy Club is being led by a recently hired physics teacher (Madalena)  and she is willing to enhance its activity, taking good use of the equipment they already have.
Together with another physics tecaher (Bruno), students were able to take their fisrt Sun gaze through my LS60 and a school's front filtered Orion 4" refractor with a beautiful yellowish sun and great sunspots.
What a nice afternoon, back in school :-)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sun in Ha animation 20131010-10h58/11h10UT

Sun WL - 20131010

FS102NSV @f2/4 (barlow 3x)
Lunt 1.25" SW
HDR in CS4 with 4 images.

FS102NSV @f/16 (barlow 2x)
Lunt 1.25" SW

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sun in Ha - 20131009@10:58UT

Quick snapshot at the monster prom.
LS60 + DMK41 + barlow 2x.
something went wrong with the flats file... :-( and kept it just because the prom is really nice.

Sun in White Light - 20131009@11:20UT

FS102NSV + barlow 2x + DMK41 + Lunt SW 1.25".
Oct. 9th, 2013 @ 12:20 local time.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sun White Light - 20131008-17h12UT

The Sun today in white light.
FS102NSV f/8 + DMK41 + Lunt SW 1.25" + ND3 + Ha 6nm, at 17h12UT, close to sunset.