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Jupiter Nov. 9, via Criterion RV-6 & Afocal Canon

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#1 Jason H.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

Criterion RV-6 (6" newtonian), afocal Canon Powershot A590 at 20 f.p.s., reduced to 80% of original size.

Regards to all! Jason W. Higley

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#2 cheapersleeper

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

Holy smokes...
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 04:38 AM

Holy smokes...
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Yea, no kidding. :jawdrop:

Well done!

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

Spectacular image.

I was out a couple of nights ago an posted my Jupiter observations on the Solar System forum, and your picture does an excellent job of capturing the amount of detail that I as seeing visually..

But in a C14!

Wonderful image for a 6" scope. Applause.

#5 Jason H.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

Thanks Cheaper, Asbytec and Eddgie. I probably leaned a little heavier on that image than I should have, but I think the trade-off on detail/sharpness versus natural/smooth in this particular case was worth it, as leaving it soft this time would have left hidden a lot of cloud features that IMO are interesting, and tiny resolution-wise, that I was happily surprised to see from the old 6".

And to Eddgie, I sometimes imagine what I could do with a C14 (and even sometimes dream of bigger, but of course the atmosphere and thermal issues becomes big factors, but it's fun to dream.)

Regards, to all, Jason W. Higley

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

Awesome afocal work again Jason, lots of detail in this one.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

That's amazing! I had this scope in the 60's....my first "real" scope.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

Jason its really great to see the RV6 being so well used after all these years! Thanks!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

.....another great image using your gear Jason..! :waytogo:






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