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#1 MadMan

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:10 AM

Moon and Jupiter mixed exposure. Not as much fun as the Flea3, but I wanted to try my Canon 60Da in the FSQ-106 the other night for the first time and happened upon a close Jupiter 'occutation' of the Moon.

First link is a single 1/400s exposure at ISO 100.

Below that is a manual stack (couldn't get Registax to work on jpeg's) of 3 frames each at 3 different exposures - total 10 frames combined in Photoshop using layers. One exposure setting for the moon, one for Jupiter and one for Jupiter's moons (4 are visible if you zoom).

I also added some saturation to Jupiter manually to bring out the color - which was faint but there.

http://www.madmanrc...._0268012413.jpg

http://www.madmanrc....ges/MoonJup.jpg

Comments always welcome!

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#2 MadMan

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

And a crop-out of just Jupiter...

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#3 Tonk

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

Nice pics - well done

happened upon a clos Jupiter transit of the Moon.


Think you mean occultation. I'd be very very scared if Jupiter transited the moon - Jupiter would be HUGE for one and earth would end up a moon of Jupiter at best ha ha

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

Yeah we'd need a new kinda sunblock for moves radiation. That and a subterranean civization - lol - ignoring how Jupiter got there to begin with.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

Still a newb boys... ;). Will edit asap...

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

MadMan,

Great picture of the Jupiter - Moon conjunction. Pretty much the view I had using my low power ep in my 10" newt.

Thanks for posting. Dean

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Thank you Dean. It was a cool enough view for me to drag the equipment out - so it must have been great in that Newt. Now all I have to do is understand why Registax wouldn't take a handful of jpegs to stack so that the next time two celestial objects do that 'conjunction/occutation/being-really-close' thing, I don't have to stack manually.

Regarding my describing it as a transit:

Tonk: I have always, personally, wanted the Earth to be a moon of Jupiter as the thought of getting a good tan without having to sit on the beach with the wife making believe I'm reading rather than checking out the talent is appealing to me. So it was wishful thinking.

Pete: Why would one assume that if humans went from whatever it is we are doing with our lives as supraterraneans to doing it as subterraneans we would suddenly be qualified as civilized?

Kidding and thanks for looking :)

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:24 AM

And why isn't it an 'Appulse'?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appulse

"Appulse is an astronomical term that refers to the closest approach of one celestial object to another, as seen from a third body. [1] Usually it refers to the close approach of two planets together in the sky, or of the Moon to a star or planet as the Moon follows its monthly orbit around Earth, as seen by an observer located on Earth."

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

Well for you it was - down in South America it was an occultation. It was your use of the word "close" that drew onto what it nearly was as to what you actually saw.

So yes you are right - for you it was an Appulse

Another edit? ;)

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

As much fun as this is, no more edits... At least I learned a couple of new terms and their definitions - so it was worth it! Thank you guys.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

Very nice pic! And what beautiful image quality over such a wide field.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

Thank you Erik. The Tak helps that.






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