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#26 flava

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

This is I guess my best Jupiter from 2011 when I used to have a 6" Meade (LS6 ACF).

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Great shot Paul, love that composition! What's the focal ratio on that scope? :question:

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

Dive on in Darryl, the water's fine! I'd like to see what your 5" and new CMOS cam could do...

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

Super shot from that C6SGT Kevin :grin:

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

What a bunch of cool pix you folks are posting! Big kudos to zA and flava...magnificent work there :grin:

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:33 PM

Too much fun to not play, especially since I'm still socked in. Here is another from 10 November 2012 at 07-50-43 UT with the SW100ED at f/36 (Siebert 4x Barlow) with the DBK21AU618... :grin:

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

Very nice Brian! On a side note if you don't mind, how would you rate the Siebert 4X barlow? I've heard some good things about the Siebert optics, they appear anyway to be good bargains.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:45 AM

What a bunch of cool pix you folks are posting! Big kudos to zA and flava...magnificent work there :grin:


Thx! I went back and I still did have the .avi from that capture and tried restacking it and didn't get anything better. Guess my processing hasn't really changed much in 2 yrs! :).

Funny thing about the video is that I have no clue just how I nailed focus. There really wasn't a feature big enough to really focus on. At least with my 8" I can find *something* to use as a reference to try and get focus. I think that is one of the problems with getting a really good image from a small bore scope on planets, it is tough to get the right focus because the target is usually too small. I did have the advantage of a dual speed crayford on my reflector.

I should have a dual crayford her by Friday at least for my 8". I really hope that it will help on that scope. Not sure when my new camera will arrive though.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:07 AM

Here's my attempt tonight...MN61 with a Klee 2.8x and ToUcam Pro.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:07 AM

Great shot Paul, love that composition! What's the focal ratio on that scope?



Orion Apex, f13, 90mm x 1250mm, 1.5x piggy back barlow...Thanks, Brian

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

Another one from 2011 with the 6" Meade LS6. Good seeing.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

Very nice Brian! On a side note if you don't mind, how would you rate the Siebert 4X barlow? I've heard some good things about the Siebert optics, they appear anyway to be good bargains.

Glenn


Thanks Glenn! I really like Harry Siebert's gear, it's well made and has some of the nicest glass I have ever seen. Not everyone cares for the minimalist feel of his Barlows and eyepieces; his stuff is very light in weight compared to other equipment, but I like it. My imaging case currently has the 1.75x, 4x, and Multi-1.5x to 3.5x Barlows from Siebert, and they get a lot of use...

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

Very nice Ricky, you caught some cool detail. Any chance you could lighten it up a bit? It is very dark on my screen...thanks :grin:

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:35 PM

Thanks Brian! I just posted a more "seeable" version of this image in a separate thread.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:26 PM

All published so far are great images, hat off for all
of you!

Here is my attempt as promised, eventhough my laptop
crashed and I lost nearly 27 avi's.
Here is 1 I could save from that drive, stacked with AS!2
wavelets with Registax, nothing more.
Taken with my 6" MAk, TV x2 barlow and the DFK21 @15fps
at aprox. 4200mm FL.
Too bad all my avi's are gone, now restoring my laptop.
BTW, due to filelimit size this is a jpg version, the
other version 390kB is much nicer.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

That is a sweet image Mert, very well done :grin:

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:14 AM

Jupiter through my new 6-inch SCT on a night of so-so seeing. Taken with a Celestron NexImage.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

I dont have anything new so I had to dig this one out from years ago.
Taken with an 80mm Stellarvue NHNG on July 6th, 2007.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

..and I'll include this one from Dec 10, 2012. Avg seeing with the Skywatcher Pro 100ED and SPC900 webcam.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

And even more coolness from flava, Mert, Joel and Todd :waytogo: Great work guys, I finally got my TEC 140 out the other night and bagged a ton of good data. I am still going through it, but here are a couple of shots...

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

And here is a transit shot from the evening of 13 December...

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

These last 2 images are very nice indeed Brian..! :applause:

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

These last 2 images are very nice indeed Brian..! :applause:


Yup! Better than the image I got with my 8" taken at the same time!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

Brian,

Extremely impressive!

Paul

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

Nice images, Gentlemen.

I took 5 images from the earlier session and made an animation. Not only is Ganymede making a transit, Europa is at its max elongation and making a direction change from our perspective. Callisto is emerging from Jupiter's shadow.

Widefield Animation of Jupiter and Moons


You can visit Astrobin for the GIF. Thanks.

Paul

BTW: does anyone think the faint object moving between Io and Europa is anything other than an artifact? Starry Night did not show a smaller moon in that position. And it seems to follow an orbital path...not of a Jovian moon though...more like a comet. But, I don't think it is a comet. Weird?






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