First light Canon EOS R7, june 2022.

Despite thunderstorms and wet conditions, managed to get a few shots with the new camera.

Canon EOS R7, Sigma 150-600mm, F=600, f8, 1/500s, ISO3200.
Canon EOS R7, Sigma 150-600mm, F=600, f8, 1/640s, ISO3200.
Canon EOS R7, Sigma 150-600mm, F=600, f6.3 1/320s, ISO800.

2021-10-08, comets

20211008, 2335UT, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko near M1, 32x19s, ISO6400, Canon EOS Ra, William Optics Star 71 (348mm, f4.9)
20211008, 2351UT, 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, 35x29s, ISO6400, Canon EOS Ra, William Optics Star 71 (348mm, f4.9)
20211009, 0057UT, 29P /Schwassmann-Wachmann, 12x60s, ISO3200, Canon EOS R, f=1200mm, f8
20211009, 0019UT, 34x19s, C/2019 L3 (ATLAS), ISO6400, Canon EOS Ra, William Optics Star 71 (348mm, f4.9)

2021-08-11/12/13, Perseids and Jupiter

Conditions were not very favorable but we managed to see a number of Perseids on the night of August 11/12. When cirrus took over we had a look at Jupiter and Saturn with the Celestron C14. Although very low in the sky (max. 25°) both planets looked awesome. Took a 30s movie with a Canon EOS R dslr. The best 20% of frames was used for the image below.

The following night (12/13) conditions were better and we saw more meteors than the previous night. However, no fireballs were seen. Comparing the number of meteors to last year, we found the activity disappointing. A few days later (14/8, between 06-09UT) an outburst was seen in the USA and Canada with a ZHR of 130 ±20.

Partial Solar Eclipse, june 10, 2021.

A small group of volunteers gathered at Public Observatory Bussloo to observe the partial solar eclipse under near perfect conditions.

Borg 89ED and TV Powermate 2x, f=1200mm, Lunt Herschel wedge, 1/4000s at ISO400 with Canon EOS Ra, Rainbow Astro RST-135 and Gitzo tripod. In total 800 single exposures (1 every 10 seconds) where combined into a video.
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