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Ian Lauwerys
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Legal IT guy, astro-imager and DIY astronomer
Legal IT guy, astro-imager and DIY astronomer

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A Cheap Multi-Channel Dew Heater Controller
Following on from my post about DIY Nichrome Dew Heater Bands , I'm going to show you how to build a cheap and effective dew heater controller. Whilst preventing dew formation is essential to avoid interruptions to the night's imaging, we do not want to gen...
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Monster Prominence 3.5 Hour Animation (Ha)
My biggest animation yet, with a 100,000km prominence: Scope:  Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow Camera:  ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount:  Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing:  AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 500 frames, 174 frames, 30s interval...
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Prominence Animation Ha 3rd September2016
Animation of prominences with solar disk masked: Scope:  Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow Camera:  ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount:  Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing:  AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 500 frames, 41 frames, 30s intervals. Date...
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Animation of AR12585 Ha 3rd September 2016
Animation of AR1285, plus filament and prominences. Scope:  Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow Camera:  ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount:  Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing:  AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 500 frames, 31 frames, 30s intervals. D...
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AR12585 Ha 3rd September 2016
Great view this morning with prominences, filaments, sunspots and plages. Scope:  Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, (2x Barlow for close-up images) Camera:  ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount:  Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing:  AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 75...
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AR12565/67 Ha 17th July 2016
Seeing was not so great this afternoon, but I took the first decent opportunity since May to grab these: Scope:  Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow Camera:  ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount:  Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing:  AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8...
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Another Mercury transit image.  I've adjusted my processing routine to add MLT to the process, and trying out a different false colour scheme. Scope:  Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT Camera:  ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount:  Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing:  Auto...
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Transit of Mercury, 9th May 2016
Mercury begins its transit across the face of the sun. Scope:  Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT Camera:  ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount:  Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing:  AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 500 frames Date:  9th May 2016, 12:14BST (11:14UT)
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AR12541/42/43 Ha 8th May 2016
Detail from yesterday. Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 1,000 frames Date: 8th May 2016, 09:31BST (08:31UT)
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Solar UFO (Or maybe just a balloon!)
I caught a UFO crossing the sun on Saturday. Taken at 08:38BST, 30th April 2016.  It was moving fairly fast so I had trouble tracking it as it took me by surprise. No satellites were predicted to transit the Sun from my location at that time.  Sadly upon al...
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