The astrophotos on this page were taken from my front deck with the Unibrain Fire-i monochrome board camera, captured with Astro IIDC and processed by Lynkeos, Keith's Image Stacker and Photoshop.  All pictures taken with the Meade 12.5" Starfinder with Dob Driver II tracking.

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First RGB image with the Fire-i, 10/30/05.  A major dust storm is visible on right side.  Filters used: red #25, green #56 and violet #47.   These are fake colors, don't have an IR blocking filter yet (on order).  

First RGB image with the IR blocking filter, 11/3/05.  Absolutely terrible seeing but at least the colors are honest, balanced so the polar cap is white.  Filters used: red #23A, green #58 and blue #38A.   

11/12/05.  Moderate seeing.  Filters used: red #23A, green #58 and blue #38A.

11/15/05.  Good seeing, best picture yet.  Filters used: red #23A, green #58 and blue #38A.

11/16/05.  Better still - we even get  a hint of the south polar cap (at top).  Filters used: red #23A, green #58 and blue #38A.

11/19/05.   Filters used: red #23A, green #58 and blue #38A.


1/18/05.  First Saturn picture, in white light (w/ IR blocking filter), since it's too dim for the camera through a narrow-band filter.  Best 40 of 1000 images

Moon images, most taken with red #25 and IR blocking filters

Hadley rille in the Appenine mountains in the afternoon (L, taken 10/22/05, best 232 of 5000 images) and the morning (R, taken 11/11/05, best 40 of 900 images) site of the Apollo 15 landing (for a different view click here).  3x barlow . 

Theophilus region  (L) and  crater (R, with 3x barlow).  10/22/05.  Left image is best 40 or so of 900 images, right image is best of 900.


Theophilus 11/18/05.  3x barlow.  Best of 1000 images.


Posidonius region 10/22/05.  Best 40 or so of 900 images.

Tycho region (L) and Tycho crater (R). 10/22/05.  Left image is best image of 900 images, right is a stack of best 40 of 900.

The southern Sea of Traquility, site of the Apollo 11 landing (and previous unmanned landings/impacts) 11/19/05.  Note the three craters named for the Apollo 11 astronauts.  For another view click here.  Stack of best 40 of 1000

Bulliadus 10/12/05.  Best of 1000 images.

Companus region 10/12/05.  Best of 1000 images.

Condorcet region 10/16/05.  Best of 1000 images.

Copernicus! 10/11/05.  Stack of best 74 of 1000 images.

Fabriolus (center) and  Metius (upper R) in the southern highlands 10/18/05.  Best of 1000 images.

Gassendi 10/12/05.  Best of 1000 images.

Hercules (left) and  Atlas (right) 10/18/05.  Best of 1000 images.

Herschel 10/12/05.  Best of 1000 images.

The northwest shore of Sinus Iridum 10/12/05.  Best of 1000 images.

Kepler 10/12/05.  This is special to me because Kepler is one of my heros, and I work on the Kepler mission Stack of best 41 of 1000 images.

Langrenus 10/16/05.  Best of 1000 images.

The Taurus-Littrow mountains, site of the Apollo 17 landing. 10/18/05 (L) and 10/19/05 (R).  For another view click here or here (and click on the picture).  Stacks of 20 best of 1000 images.


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