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#1 luigis

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:11 PM

Hi All,

I'm lucky to live in the path of the Occultation for January 21-22. The Seeing was very bad and clouds were present but it was a lot of fun and a great show seeing Jupiter disappear in the Moon's dark limb.

Here are some photos I took:

HDR of two shots:
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Single shot, using clouds as a neutral filter
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In progress:
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I have more images in this gallery: http://www.luisarger...6cbc4#h5306e3d8

Best,
Luis

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Luis,

These are great pictures of this exciting event.
Thanks for showing!

#3 Chris_H

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Nice!

#4 Mert

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Well done Luis, very good recording of this
interesting event in not so optimal conditions!
Good job!

#5 luigis

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

Well done Luis, very good recording of this
interesting event in not so optimal conditions!
Good job!


Thank you!
The Moon was very low for the occultation (about 10 degrees) so I have a lot of atmospheric dispersion in my photos. An ADC would have helped but I don't have one.

#6 Kokatha man

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Excellent regardless Luis - I really like the Moon's shadow eclipsing Jupiter in your sequence.....well done, especially under difficult conditions!!!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Awesome photos!!!! :)

Out of curiosity, what camera and telescope did you use?

Thanks much for sharing! :)

#8 Lord Beowulf

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

Very cool!

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#9 luigis

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:56 AM

Awesome photos!!!! :)

Out of curiosity, what camera and telescope did you use?

Thanks much for sharing! :)


Sorry I knew I was forgetting something.

I used a Mak-Cass 5'' (1500mm) I added a 4x barlow for the occultation closeups. The camera was a 60Da.

#10 sfugardi

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

Luis, awesome capture! Congradulations on catching this rare event. The last image is my favorite. Thanks for posting

Regards,
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#11 Mitchell Duke

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

Awesome work on such a rare event! Any chance of an animation?






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