Oct 17th 0630
I took a few frames of the waning crescent moon with my DSLR at 300mm focal length, 1/4000 second exposure and ISO 800.
Oct 16th 1940 GMT
The storm called Ophelia was grabbing the headlines but there were some clear patches. To go with the Pegasus shots I took, I used the same settings as usual and aimed at Andromeda. Unfortunately, Deep Sky Stacker produced the dreaded vertical lines, so I stacked 16 images using Microsoft ICE.
I moved to Aquila. Unfortunately, the lens had misted and really needed a clean. I stacked 11 light frames and 18 dark frames but cropped out Aquila, Dephinus and Vulpecula as separate images.
October 16th 1405 GMT
After a cloudy and hazy morning, thin cloud was moving across the Sun in the afternoon. I tried my luck with my PST and took full disc and close-up frames.
Oct 15th 1515 GMT
It finally cleared in the afternoon but the Sun was already low down. I checked the Sun with my PST but I could not see any detail and the image was faint. I took some full disc shots only.
October 14th 1950 GMT
I set a camera aimed to the north of Pegasus at 18mm focal length, 30 seconds exposure and ISO 800.
I caught a sporadic meteor at 2004 GMT.
I aimed the camera at Aquila but did not get anything, due to cloud.
October 12th 2045 GMT
I took a few darks then set my camera at 18mm focal length, ISO 800 and 30 seconds exposure and aimed it at the north polar regions. I took 4 dark frames and used 9 light frames (later ones being clouded out). I cropped out a lot of skyglow and ended up with Cassiopeia, with the Perseus Double Cluster to the bottom right.
October 11th 2015 GMT
I left a camera out aimed at Draco in the unlikely hope of catching a Draconid meteor. My settings were ISO 6400, 18mm focal length and 2 seconds exposure.
I didn't catch so much as an aircraft trail but I stacked 399 images 50 at a time (49 on the last one) and stacked the eight stacks. I ended up with most of Draco and Ursa Minor.
Oct 7th 1520 GMT
I had another look at the Sun through my Coronado PST. Although the solar disc was bland, I saw some shading but still considered the level of activity too low to take close-ups. I caught my first prominence for ages, though!
October 7th 0930 GMT
I checked the Sun in hydrogen alpha light with my PST. The solar disc looked bland, so just took some full disc shots.
October 6th 1115 GMT
I checked the Sun with my Mak and DSLR at 1540mm focal length, ISO 400 and 1/4000 second exposure.
Oct 6th 0815 GMT
I checked the Sun in hydrogen alpha light with my PST. The solar disc was bland, apart from the sunspot was about to rotate off. I took some full disc frames plus some close-ups of the region surrounding the sunspot.
October 5th 2010 GMT
The Moon was full and I went out with my DSLR and Mak. I took 124 frames at 1540mm focal length, ISO 400 and 1/4000 second exposure.
October 5th 1210 GMT
I bin scanned the Sun in a clear sky and could only see one large sunspot.
Oct 2nd 1950 GMT
There was a lot of cloud around but some clear patches to the north. I set up my DSLR and intervalometer to take multiple exposures to the north east at ISO 800 18mm focal length and 40 seconds exposure. I stacked 33 images to catch Perseus rising and the surrounding constellations.
Oct 2nd 1950 GMT
There was a lot of cloud around but some clear patches to the north. I set up my DSLR and intervalometer to take multiple exposures to the north east at ISO 800 18mm focal length and 40 seconds exposure.