Jupiter on 20th May 2006, 2330 UT taken with my LX90 @ f/20. Best 180 of 2000 frames, processed in Registax.

Prominent bands and Great Red Spot. Then in the constellation of Libra, Jupiter was not at a great elevation and I was severely limited by the seeing.

Mars on 24th October 2007, 0435 UT taken with my LX90 @ f/30. Best 250 of 2300 frames, processed in Registax. 

Still some 61 days till the 2007 opposition, there is a clear gibbous phase on the 11.4" planet's disc. The northern polar cap is visible as is the darker region of Mare Serenum and Solis Lacus to the South.

Mars on 17th February 2008, 2000 UT taken with my LX90 @ f/30. Best 190 of 2300 frames, processed in Registax. 

A couple of months past the December opposition, there is a slight waning gibbous phase on the 10" disc. The northern polar ice cap is now quite small, with the Mare Acidalium prominent in the North with Mare Erythraeum, Sinus Meridiani and Sinus Sabaeus in the South.

Saturn on 10th April 2006, 0030 UT, taken with my LX90 @ f/20.  Best 300 of 2300 frames, processed in Registax.

Nice view of the planet's shadow on the rings and the feint inner ring C, also known as the Crepe ring. 

A nice montage of Saturn pictures over recent years, showing the changing angle of her rings relative to the plane of the Earth. 

Saturn and some of her brighter moons. This is actually a cheat - I combined a picture of Saturn with a picture (obtained with much longer exposures) of her moons. 

Venus during its Spring 2007 apparition on 30th April at 2044 UT. LX90 @ f/20. Best 250 of 1500 frames, processed in Registax.

Venus later during its Spring 2007 apparition on 8th July at 1235 UT (notice the lighter daylight background). LX90 @ f/20, 200 of 1400 frames processed in Registax.

A montage from the daylight Lunar occultation of Venus on 18th June 2007.

On 2nd March 2007 there was a lunar occultation of Saturn. Sadly, in my part of the UK, this was only a close pass-by.


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