Observatory:

Location

    The observatory is located in heavily air- and light-polluted Belgium, more particularly Oudenaarde. 

    The telescope is housed in a wooden construction and is quickly available after opening the roll-off roof.

Observer

    This is a private observatory, owned by Claude Libert. Please contact me if you want to visit the telescope (Claude.Libert@dmb.rug.ac.be or voice 32-9-2648710)

Instruments

    A 12"SC F10 telescope (Meade) is used. The telescope is placed on a German-type heavy ALT-ADN7 mount.

    For visual purposes, a binocular viewer is used. Meade Super Plossl eyepieces of 20 mm, 15 mm and 10 mm and a pair of Lichtenknecker 40 mm eyepieces are available.

 

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Pictures obtained with SONY-CCD Camera

    For photography (of the Moon), a SONY Cyber-shot CCD camera (2048 x 1563 pixels) with autofocus and 5x zoom function, is placed behind a 2x Barlow

 

    Pictures 28/11/2001

 

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Pictures 7/12/2001

 

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Pictures 8/12/2001

 

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Pictures 9/12/2001

 

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Pictures 10/12/2001

 

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Pictures 24/1/2002

 

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Pictures 18/2/2002

 

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Pictures 23/3/2002

 

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Pictures 24/3/2002

 

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Pictures 18/4/2002

 

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Pictures 20/4/2002

 

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Pictures 21/4/2002

 

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Pictures Obtained with Connectix webcam (100 US$)

 

In general, an AVI movie of about 1 minute is made, transformed to BMP pictures and the best ones (usually

10 out of 600) aligned and stacked with Registax.

 

Pictures from mid-May 2002

 

 

Pictures Obtained with Phillips ProUCam webcam (90 Euro)

 

In general, an AVI movie of about 2 minutes is made (15 pictures/second), transformed to BMP pictures and the best ones aligned and stacked with Registax.

Pictures from 13/8/2002. Seeing very poor (2/10).

 

 

Pictures of 1 september 2002: seeing extremely poor (1/10)

Bullialdus

Copernicus

 

Pictures from 2 september 2002 (3h15m UT-3h45m UT): seeing very poor (2/10)

 

    aristarchus2902final.jpg (150307 bytes) aristarchus2902finalb.jpg (150914 bytes)Aristarchus plateau

 

   bailly2902final.jpg (47232 bytes) gassendi2902finala.jpg (128864 bytes) gassendi2902finala'.jpg (160971 bytes) gassendi2902finalb.jpg (142134 bytes)Bailly and Gassendi

 

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schiller2902finala.jpg (139011 bytes) schiller2902finalb.jpg (175983 bytes) sinus2902finala.jpg (161160 bytes) sinus2902finalb.jpg (178180 bytes) Schiller and Sinus Iridum

 

Picture from 23 september 2002 (21h UT, seeing 2/10)

 

Petavius

 

Pictures from 29 september 2002 (2h30m UT, seeing poor 5/10)

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Pictures from 30 september 2002 (4h30m UT, seeing bad 2/10)

 

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Pictures from 14 november 2002 (16h30m UT, seeing very poor 1/10)

 

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