Sep 12 Bright Challenge winner - end!
Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:37 PM
Earth's Moon - Jupiter - 3 Jovian Moons all in one shot. Take a look at HIGH RESOLUTION. Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it and see the 3 Jovian Moons and the cloud bands of Jupiter. They are awfully small and hard to see in regular viewing mode.
This image was taken on September 8, 2012 at 5:45 a.m. when Jupiter was less than one degree above the moon.
Here are the details:
Orion EON 80ED @ f/6.25
CDS-600D (Cooled EOS T3i-600D)
1056x704 Video Mode 1000/2000 Frames @ ISO 100 (3x Drizzle)
BackyardEOS, AutoStakkert!, RegiStax, Photoshop CS5
11º F - Sensor Temperature
Mounted to my ORION12oST
1.1 second exposure
Here is my version. This was taken at about 5:30am September 8th in Pearland, TX (just south of Houston) on an 11" Edge HD with Hyperstar 3. Camera was a Nikon D7000. The image was worked up in Photoshop (mostly to bring up the contrast of Jupiter's moons without blowing out Luna).
All four Galilean moons are visible (including Callisto which is way above Jupiter in the orientation of this image). The full resolution image is here if you want to see the details:
Link to full resolution
Good Luck to all our entrants!
Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:45 AM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:47 PM
1) Did you really mean wide field challenge? Or should you have said bright?
2) Is there a list of past subjects that I can look at to get ideas from and also so that I don't duplicate a recent target?
Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:15 AM
Congrats End, that was a very good combo!
Thanks - it was an odd picture. In some ways it was very easy, and didn't take much time, but in others quite difficult. In particular the dynamic range was a killer.