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#1 Jerry Lodriguss

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

The eight major planets of the solar system are seen in this composite image.

Not counting the Earth. And depending on whether you believe Pluto should be counted as a major planet.

http://www.astropix....y/8_Planets.HTM

Click on the link for a larger image with more information.

These images were shot over the last year or so. Jupiter is at opposition right now, so it's a good time to go out and try to get some shots of it.

These were all shot with a Canon T2i (550D) with either a Celestron C11 Edge or a 130mm triplet apochromatic refractor.

They are shown in order of relative size when they were taken.

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#2 David Pavlich

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Really nice image with perspective, something that's missing in a lot of images of this type. Good work, Jerry!!

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#3 Jerry Lodriguss

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

Hi David,

Thank you!

Jerry

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:19 PM

Wow, that's gorgeous! Wonderful!

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

Hey Jerry, with Jupiter coming to opposition I guess we're all going to have to try and get lucky even if our wives would beg to differ !

Cheers,
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

Yeah really nice, but that Neild Degrassi Tyson fella would say you cheated... :p

#7 willem123

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:46 AM

Remarkable! Extraordinary!!


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Skywatcher 120 ED pro refractor; SW EQ6 Synscan mount
Celestron Nexstar 8SE SCT; Tasco 90mm refractor
Modified Canon 1100D (T3); Canon 550D (T2i)
Canon 10-22mm lens; Canon 18-55mm lens
Sigma 120-400mm lens
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:26 AM

Jerry, my daughter enjoy your picture alot, she is only five years old but she loves planets, I like the way you display this one, great job ;)

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:50 AM

Excellent work Jerry!

Question about Pluto. Since Pluto is so faint an object, did you use Magic Lantern to override the fps?

Brent

P.S. Pluto in my heart is still a planet.
At NRAO, Green Bank, WV, there is a model scale of the solar system, with the Sun placed at the Visitor Center. The GBT is ~ 1 mile away, and as the tour bus takes you out to the GBT, each planet has a station along the way, with a flag. Pluto is at the base of the GBT, and it's flag now flies at half-mast.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

Cool Jerry, great work!!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

Very nice shots and great composition of them all together!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Great job with this presentation Jerry. I really enjoy your creativity!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:29 PM

Most excellent!!

#14 Jerry Lodriguss

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your kind words, I really appreciate them!

Brent, the Pluto image was taken from a single 5 minute exposure. Pluto is so faint it is essentially a deep-sky object!

Jerry

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

Jerry,

That was my assumption, but I thought that maybe you
had tried the .2fps ML override, and got enough data
in the 5 second video frames to eek out Pluto.

Brent

#16 Jerry Lodriguss

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

Hi Brent,

I don't think you could record a 14th magnitude object with exposures that short...

Jerry

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

Nice job Jerry!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

Let me echo the compliments on such a nice outcome for your most intriguing project. Thanks!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

I think pictures like this must be publish at school books :grouphug:






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