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Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing

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#1 BKBrown

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

As Kevin mentioned in an earlier post, we had some pretty good seeing conditions Monday night here in Northern Virginia. My TEC 140 is still on the mount so I went after a Jupiter series with an eye toward doing an animation. You can see it at: http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/ And here is one of the images from 01-08-2013 01-35-24 UT. It was taken through the TEC 140 w/ a Siebert 4x Barlow at f/28, and a DBK21AU618 (60 fps/180 seconds). The three moons (from top to bottom: Callisto, Io, and Europa) add some interest to the scene, and the whole thing framed very nicely in the TEC...

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:16 AM

Very nice indeed Brian, and the animation gets full marks also :waytogo: - I fully intend to do some imaging with the 5" apo this Saturn apparition: your images and thread about "small bore" imaging stimulated me thereon.....but good Jupiter opportunities were just so few and far between this apparition I'm afraid I couldn't make myself switch over to the "small bore" gear - but I will with Saturn in the coming months! :)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

Beautiful image Brian and the animation is excellent!
Is see you use SER format? ( for the filename having
PIPP in it ?)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

That is a really nice image Brian.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

Brian, awesome image! The moon placement and the GRS make this shot extra nice. I was out the same night and should have captured at a reduced f-ratio to capture this. Thanks for posting

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

I didn't think the seeing in NC would be up to snuff, so I did some DSO. I saw this moon alignment in the DSLR's live view. You did a much better job at capturing it than I saw! I love the animation!

Well done!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

Nice job with the animation!

I got a few captures that night with the three moons, but I am behind in my processing and haven't posted them yet.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

I like the moon family, Brian. The animation is very nice. Really gives a 3D impression to the motion.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

Thanks Darryl! I look forward to Saturn season, I find it a challenging target...and also good refractor fodder :grin: Glad to hear you would like to try some small bore imaging, I find it simpler and more relaxing to use a refractor and OSC from time to time as opposed to scrambling with the C11 and filter wheel. To me the game is to go out and get the best result I can from whatever scope I am using :waytogo:

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

Beautiful image Brian and the animation is excellent!
Is see you use SER format? ( for the filename having
PIPP in it ?)


Hi Mert,

Thanks! I am shooting avi runs, PIPP is the processing application...

Clear Skies,
Brian

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Thanks David, Steve, Mike, zA, and Kevin :grin: The animation stuff is fun, and watching the moons is an education in itself. When I saw the configuration of Jupiter and the satellites on the screen I just knew I would be doing an animation in addition to stills...thanks again for you kind words :jump:

Clear Skies,
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Excellent animation! I really like the way the movement of the moons give it depth.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

Thanks Ricky :grin:

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