Imaging at the University of London observatory
Update: 07/03/2006 - 15:50:00 UT
Following some further very useful feedback from several people and helpful tips on adjusting colours and level in Photoshop, I have managed to improve the image further.
Update: 07/03/2006 - 11:20:00 UT
Thanks to David Tyler and Joel Warren for their feedback and retouched images.
I had the opportunity to use the 8" Fry Telescope at the University of London observatory last night. The Fry telescope is an 8-inch Cooke refractor which was made in 1862. Seeing conditions were very poor, the atmosphere are damp and there were a lot of cloud cover. During brief moments of clear sky I managed to capture six AVI movies using the Philip Toucam Pro II. I've only managed to process one of the images so far. I'll post the rest of the images here very shortly. In the mean time, your comments on the this image would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Theo, the observatory technician for being available to help us out and set up the telescope for all of us who attended last night.