Tuesday, December 25, 2018

2018 Solar System Best

This year I upgraded from a ZWO ASI174MM to a ASI290MM, mostly so that I could build a DIY allsky camera.  I'm still working on that and will write it up in the coming month, but testing (https://i.imgur.com/V1jdpUZ.mp4) following this guide has been fun (https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-All-Sky-Camera/)

To me it seems that this year was as bad as any in the past few, but comparing to the droughts in the late 2000's isn't fair either.  Also, this year saw the planets at their lowest altitude for me in the northern hemisphere.   I had a grand total of 31 unique nights out that at least I deemed worthy.

Without further ado, here's the main image. - https://imgur.com/5owbbOE.png (Full Size!)

and with labels - https://imgur.com/7ZkL7aw.png (Full Size)

Mercury - https://imgur.com/iSD613y.png

Venus - https://imgur.com/d5X12LB.png

Moon (Luna) - https://i.imgur.com/Wg7hzrW.png

Mars - https://i.imgur.com/hO5MczO.png

Jupiter - https://imgur.com/oRvtqLn.png

Saturn - https://i.imgur.com/kabi5tn.png

Uranus - https://i.imgur.com/h4pU5L1.png

Neptune - https://imgur.com/1SUlOq4.png

Comet - https://imgur.com/TFWa00O.png

Sadly I didn't get a good chance to get any asteroids or minor planets aside from a widefield 46P/Wirtanen.

I hope you had a great 2018 and here's to a better 2019!!!

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