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Solar System Objects
Saturn
02-23-04 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6, LPI imager, stacked Parks and
Celestron barlows
110 frames at 0.707 sec
All frames acquired with Autostar Suite
Unsharp masking and custom wavelet filtering
applied in Photoshop7
Saturn
Saturn
02-28-04 Newport Beach, CA
Celestron C8 Schmidt-Cassegrain, LPI imager and
Parks barlow
250 frames at 0.707 sec, monochrome, at f/20
All frames acquired with Autostar Suite
Unsharp masking and custom wavelet filtering
applied in Photoshop 7.
Saturn with Celestron C8 SCT
Jupiter
04-04-04 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6, LPI imager, stacked Parks and
Celestron barlows
65 frames at 0.25 sec, 85% quality
Acquired with Autostar Suite
Unsharp masking and custom wavelet filter applied
in Photoshop 7
Jupiter - LPI
The Moon - Canon Digital Rebel and SN6
The Moon
07-27-04 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Canon 300D
12 frames of 1/100 second each at ISO 100
Alignment, Curves and Unsharp Masking applied in
Photoshop 7.0
Moon Celestron NexImage
Copernicus and the Apennine Mountains
09-22-04 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Celestron NexImage
145 frames of 1/250 second in .avi format
Initially processed in Rexistax with final processing
in Photoshop 7.
Lunar Eclipse - Canon 300D
Lunar Eclipse Sequence
10-27-04 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Canon 300D, unguided
12 frames from 1/2 sec to 5 sec at ISO 200
Images lined up in sequence and minimally
processed in Photoshop 7.
Comet NEAT - C2001 Q4 - Digital Rebel
Comet C2001 Q4 (NEAT) + M44 and M67
05-15-04 Joshua Tree National Park, CA
LXD55 mount and Canon 300D with Sigma zoom
lens at 80mm
5 x 2 min and 1 x 5 min frame, ISO 1600
Dark Frame and LP gradient removal, and other
processing done in Photoshop 7.
Sun and Moon
Planets, comets, and other objects
Moon - LPI
Theophilus, Cyrillus, and Mare Nectaris
11-28-04 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and LPI imager, and 2x barlow
24 frames of 0.022 sec each.
Processed in Photoshop 7.
Comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz
Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2)
12-11-04 Blue Jay observing site, CA
LXD55 mount and Canon 300D, 200mm f/5.6
2 x 2 min at ISO 1600
Combined and processed in Photoshop 7 and noise
subtraction done in Neat Image.
Saturn - SN6 and LPI
Saturn
01-19-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6, two stacked Parks Gold Series 2x APO
barlows, and Meade LPI
100 frames at 0.534 seconds, aligned and stacked in
Autostar Suite.
All Processing done in Photoshop 7.
Earthshine - Canon 300D
Earthshine through clouds
02-12-05 Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Canon 300D and tripod, 200mm at f/5.6
3 sec at ISO 1600
Processed in Photoshop 7 and Neat Image
Moon - Canon 300D - 04-21-05
Moon
04-21-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Canon 300D
1/400 sec at ISO 200
Curves and Unsharp mask applied in Photoshop 7.
Jupiter - 4 moons
Jupiter - LPI
Jupiter and 4 moons
03-25-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Meade LPI at f/10
130 x 0.063 sec stacked in Autostar Suite
All processing done in Photoshop 7
Jupiter - Close Up
03-25-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Meade LPI at f/25
70 x 0.250 sec stacked in Autostar Suite
All processing done in Photoshop 7
Moon - Canon 300D
Waxing Gibbous Moon
05-20-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Canon 300D
1/100 sec at ISO 100
All processing done in Photoshop 7
Sun - LPI
Solar Prominence
05-24-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 and Coronado PST w/ Meade LPI
Single 0.016 sec frame
All processing done in Photoshop 7
Mars - LPI
Mars at 85% Phase
08-19-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 mount, Celestron 80ED at f/37.5 with Meade
LPI imager
3 x 300 frames at 0.354 sec
All processing done in Photoshop 7
Moon - Canon 300D
The moon - Waxing Gibbous
09-12-05 Fountain Valley, CA
Celestron 80ED on fixed tripod and Canon 300D with
2x 2" Barlow
1/160 sec at ISO 400
All processing done in Photoshop 7
Mars - LPI
Mars
10-09-05 Fountain Valley, CA
Astro Sky 12" on Round Table Platform
LPI imager at f/10
350 frames of 0.02 seconds each
All processing done in Photoshop CS2 and
Photoshop 7
Saturn
Saturn
12-29-05 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron C8 at f/20 and
Meade LPI imager
350 frames at 0.707 sec
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
Mars
Saturn
Mars
01-06-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron C8 at f/30 and
Meade LPI imager / Envisage
300 frames at 0.7072 sec
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
Saturn
01-06-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron C8 at f/30 and
Meade LPI imager / Envisage
500 frames at 0.7072 sec
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
Saturn
Saturn and 4 moons
02-02-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 8" SCT at f/20
and Meade LPI imager
250 x 0.35 sec aqcuired in Autostar Suite
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
Moon
Gibbous Moon
02-06-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 8" SCT at f/10
and Canon 300D
1/400 sec at ISO 400
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
Jupiter - Celestron 80ED
Jupiter and Io, the Great Red Spot and
Red Jr.
03-16-06 Fountain Valley, CA          
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED at f/37.5,
and Meade LPI
160 frames x 0.35 sec
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
Dying Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann
04-29-06 Mt. Laguna, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED, and SBIG
ST-2000 XCM
5 min acquired in CCDOPS at -15 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and processing done in
Photoshop CS2
Setting Moon
05-31-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron C8,  Canon 300D
2 x 1/320 sec at ISO 1600
All  processing done in Photoshop CS2
Jupiter and two moons
06-01-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron C8,  Meade LPI
200 frames x 0.125 sec in Autostar Suite
All  processing done in Photoshop CS2
Waning Gibbous Moon
07-14-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Takahashi
TSA-102 at f/8,  Canon 300D
1/320 second at ISO 400
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Waxing Moon
12-04-06 Laguna Niguel, CA
Unistar Alt-Az mount, Takahashi TSA-102 at f/8,
Canon 300D
1/1000 second at ISO 200
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Saturn
03-14-07 Laguna, CA
12" Astrosky Dob at f/10, Round Table EQ platform,
Phillips ToUcam
Best 131 out of 800 frames, 1/100 sec exposure
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Conjunction - Moon and Saturn
03-28-07 Laguna Niguel, CA
Unistar Deluxe, Takahashi TSA-102 at f/6, Canon
300D
1/200 sec (Moon) and 1/40 sec (Saturn) at ISO 100
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Comet 17/P Holmes
12-01-07 Cottonwood Springs, CA - JTNP
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, SBIG ST-4000 XCM
3 x 10 min acquired in CCDSoft at -15 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2, Maxim DL 3,
and Images Plus
Saturn with 3 moons
02-13-08 Laguna Niguel, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/26, Imaging Source IS-1CU (DK
21AU04S) camera
Best 332 frames out of 600 at 15 fps stacked in
Registax 4
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Moon Mosaic
06-14-08 Laguna Niguel, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, C9.25 at f/10, Canon 450D
Rebel XSI
2 frames, each 1/320 sec at ISO 400
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and Images Plus
Comet Lulin - C/2007 N3
02-19-09 Laguna Niguel, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/8, FLI ML8300
LRGB 18:2:2:2  min at -35 C acquired in MaxIm
DL
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and Maxim DL
Waxing Crescent Moon
06-23-09 Laguna Niguel, CA
Unistar Heavy Deluxe mount, Takahashi TSA-102 at
f/8, Canon Rebel XSi
1/160 second at ISO 400
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Back to Astrophotography
H-alpha Moon
08-08-09 Laguna Niguel, CA
Takahashi EM-200, AstroTech 6" RC, FLI ML8300,
Optec 8nm Ha filter
Ha 0.02 sec at -25 C acquired in MaxIm DL
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and Maxim DL
Moon Mosaic in Hydrogen Alpha
05-19-10 Fallbrook, CA
Takahashi NJP, Celestron 8" EdgeHD,  FLI ML8300,
Optec 8nm Ha filter
2 frames of 0.1 sec at -30 C acquired in MaxIm DL
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and Maxim DL
Double Cluster and Comet 103P/Hartley 2
10-07-10 Grandview Campground, CA
Kenko SkyMemoR, Canon XSi 450D, Tamron
17-50mm f/2.8 lens at 50mm, f/4
40 min at ISO 800
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Sunset and Setting Moon
10-09-10 White Mountain Rd, CA
Canon XSi 450D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens at
50mm, f/4.0
1/40 sec at ISO 400
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Total Lunar Eclipse in Morning Twilight
12-10-11 Fallbrook, CA
Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS lens at
135mm, f/5
1 sec at ISO 400
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Monochromatic Sun
04-28-12 Fallbrook, CA
Losmandy Starlapse, Coronado PST, Imaging Source
3MU (DMK41)
605 frames at 15 FPS.
Stacked in Registax 5.1
Processed in Photoshop CS2
Hydrogen Alpha Sun - False Color Mask
04-28-12 Fallbrook, CA
Losmandy Starlapse, Coronado PST, Imaging Source
3MU (DMK41)
605 frames at 15 FPS.
Stacked in Registax 5.1
Processed in Photoshop CS2
H-Alpha Annular Eclipse Sequence
05-20-12 Glendale, Nevada
Losmandy Starlapse, Coronado PST, Imaging Source
3MU (DMK41)
6 stacks of ~300 frames each at 15 FPS.
Stacked in Registax 5.1
Processed in Photoshop CS5
Joshua Tree Moonrise
09-29-12 Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L  lens at
16mm, f/4.5
5 seconds at ISO 1250
Processing in Photoshop CS5
Christmas Moonbow
12-25-12 Fallbrook, CA
Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L  lens at
16mm, f/4.5
5 seconds at ISO 1250
Processing in Photoshop CS5
Comet Panstarrs and Moon over  Oceanside Pier
03-12-13 Oceanside, CA
Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS  lens at
100mm, f/5.6
1.6 seconds at ISO 320
Processing in Photoshop CS5
Panstarrs and Joshua Trees
03-16-13 RAS GMARS site, Landers, CA
Takahashi EM-10, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400
f/4.5-5.6L IS  lens at 400mm, f/5.6
25 seconds at ISO 320 with 5x 15-25 sec shots stacked
to enhance the tail.
Processing in Photoshop CS5
Comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) - Borg71FL
01-16-15 RAS GMARS site, Landers, CA
Takahashi EM-10, Borg 71FL at f/3.9, Canon 5D Mk II
80 x 1 min at ISO 2500
Processed in Nebulosity 2 and Photoshop CC
Pleiades and Comet Lovejoy
01-17-15 RAS GMARS site, Landers, CA
Takahashi EM-10, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 85mm
f/1.8 lens at f/2.8
18 x 2 min at ISO 1250
Processed in Nebulosity 2 and Photoshop CC
Ghostly Moon
01-24-15 Indian Cove Campground, Joshua Tree
NP
, CA
Canon 5D Mk II, Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens at f/2
15 sec at ISO 1250
Processing in Photoshop CC
Crimson Moon
09-27-15 Irvine Lake, CA
Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens
at 400mm, f/5.6
5 x 2 sec at ISO 1250
Processing in Photoshop CC
Blood Moon Eclipse
09-27-15 Irvine Lake, CA
Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens
at 100mm, f/4.5
15 sec and 3.2 sec at ISO 1250
Processing in Photoshop CC
Solar Spectrum
03-04-16 OPT, Oceanside, CA
Canon 6D, Celestron C8 at f/10, JTW L200 Deluxe
Spectrograph
Mosaic of 4 frames of  0.5 sec at ISO 6400
Processing in PTGUI 10.9 and Photoshop CC
Labelled in Photoshop
Active Sunspot AR2526
03-28-16 OPT Oceanside, CA
Explore Scientific Exos2 mount, Coronado SolarMax II
90, Celestron Skyris 274 monochrome camera
Best 220 frames out of 1033 combined in Registax 6
Processing in Registax 6 and Photoshop CC
Transit of Mercury Monochrome
05-09-16 OPT Oceanside, CA
Celestron Evolution mount, Lunt 60/B1200C solar
scope, Celestron Skyris 274 monochrome camera
Best 758 frames out of 1000 combined in Registax 6
Processing in Registax 6 and Photoshop CC
Transit of Mercury - False Color
05-09-16 OPT Oceanside, CA
Celestron Evolution mount, Lunt 60/B1200C solar
scope, Celestron Skyris 274 monochrome camera
Best 758 frames out of 1000 combined in Registax 6
Processing in Registax 6 and Photoshop CC
Hydrogen Reactor
10-15-16, Lake Forest CA
Takahashi EM-200 Temma-2M, Lunt 60/B1200C solar
scope, ZWO ASI178MM monochrome camera
Best 76 frames out of 150 combined in Registax 6
Processing in Registax 6 and Photoshop CC
Hydrogen Reactor - False Color
10-15-16, Lake Forest CA
Takahashi EM-200 Temma-2M, Lunt 60/B1200C solar
scope, ZWO ASI178MM monochrome camera
Best 76 frames out of 150 combined in Registax 6
Processing in Registax 6 and Photoshop CC
Prominences
11-05-16, Lake Forest CA
Takahashi EM-200 Temma-2M, Lunt 152/B3400 solar
scope, ZWO ASI178MM monochrome camera
Best 1000 frames combined in Registax 6 - 500 for
surface detail and 500 for solar limb
Processing in Registax 6 and Photoshop CC