On the night of 11/18/12 I setup the scope for a short test run to see if I still knew how to image. After checking my planetarium software I realized I would be catching Europa's shadow and transit. So I elected to make it a short run to create an animated video. I acquired 62 usable videos with various settings (I wish I hadn't changed settings now!). I was using an 8" f/4.9 newtonian at ~f/20. I would normally use my 5x powermate but my chopping of the OTA for DSLR imaging resulted in me not being able to reach focus with the 5x PM. So I used my 2x PM + 2x barlow. The combo seemed to work just fine but would prefer to use my 5x PM. I am going to work on getting this resolved for future imaging.
Videos acquired with K3CCD (@ 10fps), stacked in Registax 5.1 (~540 frames / image), aligned / calibrated in CS3" (the different settings resulted in different color balance for some sets and luminosity), video compiled in Windows Movie Maker.
Acquired a 60s video every 2 minutes (ie- one minute on - one minute off). I did skip a few minutes a couple times at the beginning but that's ok. This is a *BLEEP* ton of work and will keep it reserved for special events or nights of great seeing. I suspect when I get to Tucson in January I will have much better seeing more often!
I will post a couple of the better still frames too.
Jupiter Animation on Youtube!