KRCCD Imaging
Steve Knight Phil Reed Matt Charman
Man looking through telescope.

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We are proud members of the Hampshire Astronomical Group where we do most of our imaging work. Some of the time we use our own telescopes from our gardens, some of the images from these are added to this site.

Featured images:

To view featured images in full detail, please go to the section of the website they are featured in. If you click on an image you will be taken to the relevant section of the website automatically.

Moon

Featured in Lunar

Date Taken: 21 Jun 2018
Scope: 4 inch Vixen Refrator
Camera: Canon 550D
Exposures: 1/100 sec - ISO 100

First Light

Featured in Lunar

Date Taken: 06 Jun 2018
Scope: 5in Altair Apochromatic Refractor
Camera: Point Grey Grasshopper 3
Exposures: 1700 frames taken/Frames in final Stack used 900 .
Extras: 2X Powermate

 As the Sun is now well and truly going through a Solar Minimum it is becoming harder to get any images of anything on the Sun worthwhile imaging so I have branched out and tried my hand at the Moon. This Image called first light as it is the first image taken with my new refractor.Processed using: Lucy Richardson Deconvolution, PIPP, Autostakkert 3 and Photoshop CS5.

 

First Light 2

Featured in Lunar

Date Taken: 06 Jun 2018
Scope: 5in Altair Apochromatic Refractor
Camera: Point Grey Grasshopper USB3
Exposures: Frames Taken 1700/Frames in final Stack used 900 .
Extras: 2x Powermate

 Different orientation than First Light  but are both the same image can you see more detail from one image compared to the other or is your mind playing games. 

Appennine Mountains

Featured in Lunar

Date Taken: 06 Jun 2018
Scope: Altair 5in Apchromatic Refractor
Camera: Point Grey Grasshopper 3
Exposures: 1000 Frames Taken 800 used in final stack
Extras: 2x Powermate

Lightning at the Clanfield Observatory

Featured in Misc Images

Date Taken: 26 May 2018
Camera: Canon 550D
Exposures: 4 sec exposure - ISO 200

Lightning at the Clanfield Observatory

Featured in Misc Images

Date Taken: 26 May 2018
Camera: Canon 550D
Exposures: 4 sec exposure - ISO 200

Lightning on the 21st April 2018

Featured in Misc Images

Date Taken: 21 Apr 2018
Camera: Canon 550D

Lightning 21st April 2018

Featured in Misc Images

Date Taken: 21 Apr 2018
Camera: Canon 550D

Moon - Venus & Mercury

Featured in Misc Images

Date Taken: 19 Mar 2018
Camera: Canon 550D DSLR Camera
Exposures: ISO 100 - 1/6 sec exposure

The Moon and Aldebaran mosaic

Featured in Lunar

Date Taken: 23 Feb 2018
Scope: 7 inch Starfire at the Clanfield Observatory
Camera: Canon 550D
Exposures: ISO 200 with different exposure times
Extras: 6 images knitted together in Photoshop CS5

Sunspots 2674-73 Left to Right

Featured in Solar

Date Taken: 06 Sep 2017
Scope: Skywatcher 80mm Apo Refractor
Camera: Point Grey (Flir) Grasshopper3 2.3 MP Mono USB3 Vision (Sony Pregius IMX174) .
Exposures: 2157@45 FPS
Extras: Baader Herschel Wedge/ND3 Filter/Solar continuum Filter

Seeing 2 Tranparancy 1

sunspot 2674

Featured in Solar

Date Taken: 02 Sep 2017
Scope: Astro Physics Starfire 7in APO refractor
Camera: Point Grey (Flir) Grasshopper3 2.3 MP Mono USB3 Vision (Sony Pregius IMX174) .
Exposures: 2500 Frames@ 87FPS
Extras: Baader Herschel Wedge/ND3 Filter/Solar continuum Filter

TRANSPARANCY 1 (Atrocious) SEEING3

Sunspot 2674

Featured in Solar

Date Taken: 02 Sep 2017
Scope: Astro Physics Starfire 7in APO refractor
Camera: Point Grey (Flir) Grasshopper3 2.3 MP Mono USB3 Vision (Sony Pregius IMX174) .
Exposures: 5221@87 FPS
Extras: Baader Herschel Wedge/ND3 Filter/Solar continuum Filter

Transparancy 1 (Atrocious) Seeing2

Sunspot 2671

Featured in Solar

Date Taken: 18 Aug 2017
Scope: AstroPhysics Starfire 7in APO refractor
Camera: Point Grey (Flir) Grasshopper3 2.3 MP Mono USB3 Vision (Sony Pregius IMX174) .
Exposures: 2192 Frames @ 45FPS
Extras: Baader Herschel Wedge/ND3 Filter/Solar continuum Filter

Software used. Genika for Capture, Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic, Autostakkert II for Processing.

Seeing 2 Transparancy 2

 

Solar Prominence with Earth drawn on for scale

Featured in Solar

Date Taken: 25 Jul 2017
Scope: 90 mm Coronado SolarMax II
Camera: Point Grey (Flir) Grasshopper3 2.3 MP Mono USB3 Vision (Sony Pregius IMX174) .
Exposures: 1500@ 25FPS.

Software used. Genika for Capture, Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic, Autostakkert II for Processing.
Seeing: 2
Transparancy 2

Horse Head Nebula

Featured in Remote Telescopes

Date Taken: 26 Feb 2011
Scope: Slooh Telescope Mt Teide

This is an image taken in 2011. Now that processing of images has improved by far we are going over some of our older images in the hope to improve them.

Every now and then we will be adding new images to our Home Page. We hope that you like the new look to our website