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Daniel McGlashin Astrophotography


Venus Transit

Name   Daniel McGlashin
Location   Frosses, Co Donegal
Photo Title   Venus Transit, Third Contact
Time and Date taken   6/8/2021 12:05 PM  BST
Equipment used   Helios EQ 114 , Bladder AstroSolar Filter
Capturing device used   QuickCam Pro 4000 with Mogg adapter
Technical details   346 frames captured  in Roxo  @ 10 fps of which 166 frames where  stacked in Registax, and cropped  Adobe Photoshop

The image was very hard to capture as when I had my camera adjusted to allow for no cloud cover it would cloud over. The quality of the image is not the best because of the conditions.

Name

 

Daniel McGlashin

Location

 

Frosses, Co Donegal

Photo Title

 

Venus Transit

Time and Date taken

 

8 June2004

Equipment used

 

Helios EQ 114, 20mm eye piece , Bladder AstroSolar Filter

Capturing device used

 

Aiptek DV 3100 digital camera

Technical details

 

1 image taken ,Brightness and contrast adjusted in Adobe Photoshop

 

There where intermittent clouds when this image was taken. conditions for the transit where very bad early but it started to clear after 9.30AM BST .I am not sure of the exact time it was captured.

Moon Mosaic Day 6

 

Name

 

Daniel McGlashin

Location

 

 Frosses , Co Donegal

Photo Title

 

Moon Mosaic

Time and Date taken

 

23:40 – 23:55 BST 25th May 2004

Equipment used

 

Helios EQ 114

Capturing device used

 

QuickCam Pro  4000

Technical details

 

Six 250 frame Avi’s captured in Roxo @ 10fps. Exposure 150/sec. Stacked in Registax. iMerge to join images together.

This is my second attempt to image the moon this way. I captured the files on a larger format (640 x 480 pixels) this time, to get a larger final image.

 

Venus Waning Cresent

Name Daniel McGlashin
Location  Frosses, Co Donegal
Photo Title Venus
Time and Date taken 10:48 BST 21 May 04
Equipment used
Helios EQ 114, 2x barlow
Capturing device used
QuickCam Pro  4000
Technical details

1346 captured in Roxo @ 10 fps 75sec capture. Stacked in Registax

This is my first attempt to image Venus. I was very pleased with the final result as it was captured when it was getting low to the horizon from my location.

 

Moon Mosaic taken 23rd May 2004

Name

  Daniel McGlashin
Location Frosses, Co Donegal
Photo Title Moon Mosaic
Time and Date taken 22:30 – 22 45  BST 23rd May 04
Equipment used
Helios EQ 114
Capturing device used
QuickCam Pro  4000
Technical details
Five 60 second Avi’s captured in Roxo @ 10fps 150sec capture. Stacked in Registax. iMerge to join images together.

This is my first attempt to make an image of the moon by mosaic. The captured avi files size was 320 x 240 pixels so that I had a smaller image to work with when using iMerge.

 

Ganymede transit



Another first for Daniel capturing this fine image of Jupiter with Ganymede clearly visible to the top right and the Great Red Spot just appearing on the opposite limb.

Telescope used: Helios EQ 114
Capture device used : Quick Cam Pro 4000 with mogg adapter 2x Barlow lens
Exposure time: 1/100
Processing software: Registax, Adobe Photoshop, capture software Roxo


This image was taken on 25the April 2004 @  23:45hrs GMT. You can just see Ganymede on the upper right hand side of Jupiter. 646 frames were stacked, processed and resized x2 in Registax. The quality of the image is not very good because of the processing done to show Ganymede .I was very surprised that I was able to capture an image like this with my small telescope.

Moon Landing Sites


Daniel has captured this great image of one of the landing sites on the Moon. Taken with a Helios EQ 114 and a Quick Cam Pro 4000 webcam with Mogg adapter on 25th April at 2330hrs GMT. Exposure time: 1/30sec. Image captured in Roxo and processed in Registax. 600 frames stacked and processed in Registax. It shows the area where Ranger 6, 8, Surveyor 5 and Apollo 11 landing sites are located in MARE TRANQUILLITATIS (Sea of Tranquillity). The two large craters in the middle of the image are Ritter (top) and Sabine (bottom).


On 12th March, Daniel captured this lovely image of a mountain range on the Moon with his Helios EQ114 and Quickcam Pro 4000. There were 533 frames aligned and stacked in Registax. The definition of the image is excellent and he trully had a night of excellent transparancy and steady seeing.

The main mountain range is the Apennines, with the large craters Archimedes, Aristillus and Autolycus in order of size. The small crater in the mountain range is Conon. Apollo 15 landed on the mountain Hadley Delta which is also visible north of Conon.

 

Daniel McGlashin images Saturn


We would like to congratulate Daniel on his excellent image of Saturn, he must be honing his technique as this image is very detailed, taken with his Helios EQ114. Taken on 29/02/04 @ 2015hrs UT. There were 690 frames stacked in Registax. Camera is a Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000 with adapter and a 2x barlow lens. Telescope is a Helios EQ 114.

 

1st light for webcam astrophotography

 

"My telescope is a Helios EQ114 reflector and the webcam is a Logitech Quickcam pro4000. I removed the lens of the webcam and attached it to a 10mm eyepiece. Below is my very first attempt to image Saturn, it is 4 frames taken at 2055hrs, the speed was 5fps gain 50% and bright 50%. Stacked in Registax and also processed in Adobe Photoshop 7ME. I am only starting to learn how to get the telescope set up with the motor for tracking. The settings on the webcam for Jupiter were exposure :1/100sec. gain :70%."

This is the first time we have seen the eyepiece projection method used so, well done Daniel McGlashin. We hope to see more from you soon.

Here are 2 images of the moon taken by associate EAAS member, Daniel McGlashin in County Donegal. He handheld his Aiptex DV3100 digital camera up to a Helios EQ2 114mm / f900 reflector with a 10mm Plossl eyepiece. Processing was done in Ulead Photo Express and Adobe Photo Deluxe.

Click here for the full image

 

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