RIVER PARK OBSERVATORY
  Gavin James
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Astronomy River Park Observatory All Sky Eye Video Archive      
 

All Sky Eye Video Archive

The complete archive of every AllSkyEye night time lapse video. I started using the AllSkyEye application to control my Starlight Xpress Oculus All Sky camera in January 2018. Click a date to play that night's video in a pop-up screen.

 

July 2019

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June 2019

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May 2019

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April 2019

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March 2019

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February 2019

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January 2019

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December 2018

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November 2018

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October 2018

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September 2018

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August 2018

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July 2018

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June 2018

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May 2018

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May 2018

14th to 15th

Further Coma Cluster collection. The session was cut short by the arrival of cloud and the RPO shut itself down.

13th to 14th

Continuing Coma Cluster collection, despite some high thin hazy cloud.

10th to 11th

New project started - the Coma Cluster.

8th to 9th

Five clear nights in a row - fantastic! This has allowed me to complete the data collection for the Markarian's Chain project.

7th to 8th

Another clear night - I'm beginning to like this. Though the sky is becoming increasingly hazy. Further collection for the Markarian's Chain project.

6th to 7th

The third clear night in a row - unheard of! At this rate the Markarian's Chain project will be completed very soon.

5th to 6th

A lovely clear night enabling further collection of data of Markarian's Chain.

4th to 5th

For once the forecast was for cloud, but it was a wonderful clear night. I carried on the collection of data for the Markarian's Chain project.

2nd to 3rd

A beautiful clear night allowed me to commence data collection for my new target - Markarian's Chain. It was cut short by the bright Moon rising and hazy cloud.

 

April 2018

30th to 1st

A very bright full Moon made any imaging impossible despite the lovely clear night, but it did give me a chance to carry out a few tests.

22nd to 23rd

The atmosphere has cleared significantly following the storms, but now the Moon is waxing and spoiling the imaging chances. I did manage some further tests for the next target, though mount issues are creeping in. It soon clouded over...

21st to 22nd

The heat wave finally ended with a night of thunder storms. Certainly no good for imaging, but there are some impressive lightning bolts caught on camera!

20th to 21st

A third clear night in a row - wow! Though the haze is really thick now and not suitable for data collection. Instead I started framing up the next target - the Coma Cluster.

19th to 20th

Another clear, but slightly hazy night, though good enought to allow me to collect the final data for the Leo Triplet project.

18th to 19th

A clear night, though rather hazy as the atmosphere is very thick as we endure a mini heat wave. I managed to collect more data for the Leo Triplet project.

14th to 15th

After two weeks of cloud, rain and useless nights, the sky appeared to be clearing up. I had to at least check that the system still worked! It does, but cloud soon made me shut down the RPO for the night.

 

March 2018

21st to 22nd

Another hazy night of almost clear skies. I attempted some data gathering, but quickly abandoned the idea.

19th to 20th

A frustrating evening of gaps in the cloud. I eventually gave up at about 10:30pm

16th to 17th

The first part of the night was reasonably clear and I managed to collect a little more Leo Triplet data. The session was cut short at around 1am by cloud and rain.

13th to 14th

At last, a half decent clear period! Despite some very thin haze passing by in the first half of the night, clear and Moon free conditions allowed the Leo Triplet data collection to continue.

10th to 11th

It started looking reasonably clear, but soon clouded over. No imaging.

8th to 9th

Another frustrating night as clear skies were forecast at around midnight, so I stayed up to run the RPO. Midnight came and went and while it did clear a bit, there was too much hazy cloud to make imaging worthwhile.

7th to 8th

A frustrating night where there were some good clear patches, but it kept on clouding over. Will March give any decent imaging opportunities?!?

5th to 6th

More cloud, rain and Moon. No imaging.

4th to 5th

Cloud, rain and bright Moon. No imaging.

 

February 2018

25th to 26th

The run of cold weather and clear skies continues, though the Moon is now over 70%. I couldn't resist the opportunity to open up the RPO and frame the next target - Markarian's Chain. There is too much moonlight for any data gathering now until after the Full Moon. I must be patient!

24th to 25th

I set my alarm for 01:30 and woke to find good clear conditions and the Moon sinking towards the western horizon. I set the RPO off to collect more data on the Leo Triplet, shutting itself down at 05:10 while I went back to sleep!

23rd to 24th

The bright Moon was low enough soon after midnight for the RPO to open up and the data gathering of the Leo Triplet to continue.

22nd to 23rd

Another seemingly clear night, excellent! Though conditions were not perfect, with the waxing Moon and quite a bit of high haze that turned into cloud at around midnight. I shut down the RPO, only to see that conditions improved after about 2am, but I was fast asleep and didn't take advantage.

21st to 22nd

Conditions were far from perfect with the usual hazy cloud and more, but enough clear sky to re polar align the mount with the excellent Polemaster and run a few tests on the Esprit 100's first target, the Leo Triplet. Initial results are very pleasing.

17th to 18th

I waited patiently for the clouds to part to allow me a little more time with the new telescope. The clouds did indeed part, but only for about ten minutes!

16th to 17th

A lot of hazy thin cloud throughout the night, though there were sufficient gaps early in the evening to enable me to try out my newly acquired Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED. Initial tests suggest that it has a nice flat field and lovely field of view.

15th to 16th

Amazing... another useful dark and clear night. There were a few cloudy moments and even a rain shower, which thankfully the RPO shut down to avoid. The final portion of data was collected for the M67 project.

13th to 14th

A cloudy and wet start to the evening soon passed to reveal a beautiful dark and clear sky. More data collected on M67 before haze ruined the last hour and eventually the clouds returned.

12th to 13th

I wasn't really expecting any clear skies, but the night started perfectly clear, so I opened up the RPO and started data collection on a new target - M67, an open cluster in Cancer. I managed a couple of hours before cloud arrived.

11th to 12th

A very brief snow flurry at the beginning of the evening quickly passed to leave a wonderfully clear and dark night, allowing me to gather a further five and a half hours of data of The Beehive Cluster. That project is very nearly complete now.

9th to 10th

At last, some clear and dark skies. I gathered six hours of data of M44 - The Beehive Cluster. Unfortunately the fun was spoiled by cloud heading in at about 2am. It had snowed earlier in the day, which caused a build up of condensation inside the All Sky camera dome, which you can see slowly evaporating.

7th to 8th

High hazy cloud. No imaging.

6th to 7th

Cloud and rain, no imaging. The sky cleared when the Moon rose - typical!

5th to 6th

Early clear skies tempted me in to trying to grab some data, but clouds soon saw the RPO shut down. Ah, the joy of owning an observatory!

4th to 5th

Cloud, rain, Moon and the occasional clear spell. No imaging.

2nd to 3rd

The forecast was for a period of clear sky before the Moon rose. It is a particularly bright Moon at the moment, following the Super Blue Blood Moon. Unfortunately the clear skies did not materialise for long enough to warrant opening the RPO.

 

January 2018

29th to 30th

The Moon was almost full, but it was very clear so I decided to experiment with imaging in Hα while the Moon is up. I acquired one sub and quickly concluded that it is definitely not worth trying to image at about 22° from the Full Moon!

24th to 25th

A poor night, but I managed to run a few tests early in the evening. At one point I had to close the shutter and wait for a rain shower to pass!

23rd to 24th

Cloudy, wet and windy. No imaging tonight.

19th to 20th

The evening started with a few subs gathered, despite the hazy high cloud. This was soon cut short as cloud and rain arrived.

18th to 19th

The night seemed clear and I gathered RGB subs of Sh2-240 and M44 throughout the night, but on review they were of fairly poor quality. Watching this video I realise there was a lot of high cloud that is to blame.

17th to 18th

Cloudy, wet and horrible with few breaks. No imaging.

16th to 17th

Cloud and high haze all night. No imaging.

15th to 16th

Cloud and rain. No imaging.

11th to 12th

Cloud, thick cloud and swirly cloud. No imaging.

7th to 8th

The first half of the night was great - clear, dark and no Moon. Subs of Sh2-240 were gathered. However, cloud arrived around midnight and the RPO shut down.

6th to 7th

Early rain passed by and a few subs were gathered despite some haze and clouds. The fun ended when a very bright Moon rose.

5th to 6th

Some stunning cloud formations and a bright Moon. No imaging.

4th to 5th

Cloud, rain and Moon, including an impressive halo around it. No imaging.

3rd to 4th

The first full night of the All Sky Eye. Cloud, Moon and rain. No imaging.

 

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