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B/W Solar System

Subject: Sun in white light

AuthorArpad Kovaski

Scope: Synta 150 mm refractor

Accessory: Aries Instruments Chromacor

CCD: Nikon CoolPix 950

Location: USA

Date: 28 Mar 2001

Subject: Sun in white light

Author: Jean-Pierre Brahic

Scope: 230 mm f/9 Istar Optical refractor on AP1200 GTO mount

Accessory: 2x Barlow

CCD: Basler acA1300-30GM

Filter: Baader D-ERF + Herschel Prism Ceramic ND 1.2

Image processing: Yes

Location: France

Date: 25 Oct 2014

Subject: Sun in white light

Author: Stefan Seip

Scope: TMB 100 mm f/8 refractor on AP900 QMD mount

Accessory: 2x Astro-Physics Barlow

CCD: SBIG ST-2000 XM

Exposure: 1/100 s

Filter: Baader Herschel Wedge

Image processing: MaximDL, Photoshop

Location: Suttgart, Germany

Date: 22 Oct 2003

Subject: Sun in white light

AuthorHubert Degroote

Scope: 102 mm f/30 refractor

Webcam: Vesta Pro

Location: Belgium

Date: 21 Sep 2000

Subject: Sun in white light

AuthorFranky Dubois

Scope: ~100 mm

Location: Belgium

Date: 19 Sep 2000

Subject: Copernicus, Moon

Author: Wes Higgins

Scope: Starmaster 18" f/4.2 Dobsonian, 457 mm at f/24

CCD: DMK 21F04 Firewire Camera (30 frames/sec)

Accessory: 5x Barlow

Exposure: Stacking of 195 frames from 1800, 1/100 s each

Image processing: Registax, Imageplus and Adobe Photoshop 7

Location: Oklahoma, USA

Date: 11 May 2004

Subject: Archimedes, Moon

Author: Jacques-André Regnier

Scope: Celestron SCT NexStar 5", 127 mm at f/10

Accessory: 2x Barlow

Exposure: Composite of 51 images reduced at 50 %, IR-blocking filter

Webcam: Vesta Pro

Location: Paris, France

Date: 29 Sep 2002

Subject: Clavius, Moon

Author: Thierry Legault

Scope: Celestron SCT C14 EdgeHD, 350 mm at f/10

CCD: ZWO ASI 600MM

Image processing: AS!2, PTGui, Adobe Photoshop

Location: France

Date: 24 aug 2016

Subject: Clavius, Moon

Author: Thierry Legault

Scope: Meade SCT 12" LX200, 300 mm at f/30 on Takahashi NJP-160 mount

Exposure: 1/15 s

CCD: Hi-SIS 22 (KAF-1600)

Image processing: Unsharp mask with QMiPS32

Location: France

Date: 12 Nov 1999

Subject: Clavius, Moon

Author: Bruno Daversin/Ludiver

Scope: Cassegrain 24", 600 mm at f/16

Exposure: composite of 111 raw images, wavelets

Webcam: ATIK with IR filter

Image processing: Unsharp mask

Location: Ludiver, Tonneville, France

Date: 2 Sept 2004, 3h30 UT

Subject: Clavius, Moon

Author: Craig Zerbe

Scope: Celestron SCT 11", 279 mm f/10

CCD: Yes

Image processing: Yes

Location: USA

Date: 2001

Subject: Moon from Copernic to Bullialdus, 10th day

Author: Thierry Lombry

Scope: 4.5" newtonian, 115/900 mm at f/59 on piedestal

Body: Miranda Laborec III

Exposure: 1/15 s

Film: Ilford FP4, 125 ASA

Image processing: Unsharp mask

Location: Cassis, France

Date: Aug 1976

Subject: Moon south hemisphere

Author: Thierry Lombry

Scope: 4.5" newtonian, 115/900 mm at f/59 on piedestal

Body: Miranda Laborec III

Exposure: 1/15 s

Film: Ilford FP4, 125 ASA

Image processing: Unsharp mask

Location: Cassis, France

Date: Aug 1976

Subjet: Mercury ( 5.1", 90 % illumination)

AuthorStefano Quaresima

Optics: Meade LX200 ACF 16, 400 mm f/10

CCD: i-Nova MagZero PLA-Mx

Exposure: Composite of 200000 frames under Schott IR850 filter

Location: Olevano Romano (Roma), Italy

Date: 4 March 2016, 9h54 UT

Subject: Mercury ( 6.8")

AuthorRoland Christen

Scope: Astro-Physics 10", 250 mm f/29.2 Maksutov-Cassegrain

CCD: Starlight Xpress HX-516

Exposure: Composite of 6 frames in binning 2x2

Location: USA

Date: ~2002, forenoon

Subject: Mercury ( 6.55" at 1.02 AU, 62 % illumination)

Author: Daniele Gasparri

Scope: Celestron Maksutov-Cassegrain C9, 235 mm f/10 on Synta EQ6 mount,

Goto system Astromeccanica DA2

Accessory: 2x Barlow, IR-pass filter

Webcam: Philips ToUCam Pro

Exposure: Best of 198 images

Location: Perugia, Italy

Date: 16 july 2004, 12h30 UT

Subject: Mars ( 9.5")

AuthorTom J. Richards

Scope: Astro-Physics 180 mm refractor

Exposure: Under Red filter

Location: USA

Date: 19 Feb 1999

Subject: Jupiter with GRS

AuthorBenjamin Roger

Scope: Celestron Maksutov C9.25", 235 mm f/10

Accessory: 2x Barlow

CCD: Audine (KAF-401E)

Exposure: Composite of 10x 0.1 s exposures

Image processing: Unsharp mask

Location: France

Date: 4 Nov 2000

Subject: Saturn

AuthorThierry Legault

Scope: Meade SCT 12" LX200, 300 mm f/39 on Takahashi NJP-160 mount

CCD: Hi-SIS 43 (KAF-1600)

Exposure: Composite of 50x 0.5 s exposures

Image processing: Unsharp mask with QMiPS32

Location: France

Date: 7 Oct 1999

Subject: Neptune and Triton

Author: Philip Masding

Scope: Meade SCT 10" LX200, 250 mm f/6.3

CCD: Starlight Xpress HX-516

Exposure: 90 s

Location: Manchester, England

Date: 18 Aug 2000

Subject: Pluto in Aquarius

Author: Kazuyuki Tanaka or this link

Scope: 125 mm f/3.8 reflector

CCD: Meade Pictor 416XT

Location: Desert of Arizona, USA

Date: 6 and 7 June 1999

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