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#1 Mike Phillips

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

C8 with 2.5x PM and TIS DBK21AU618 last night.

http://goo.gl/KLwXm

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

Awesome shot from the 8", now I wish I did not get rid of my C9.25.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Great image Mike, and it does have 2 shados on the
planets disk so it is a double transit isn't it?

Well done!

#4 Mike Phillips

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

It's Io's shadow and Ganymede on the disk of Jupiter. The 'bite' near Ganymede is some ugly artifact. This is not my best work, not up to my standards ... but fun none the less to spend 10-20 setup, imaging and teardown!
Cool down time didn't count!

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#5 lcd1080

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

Looks great for that size aperture Mike. Do you need to collimate before you image with the C8 or is that one of the time intensive steps that is only needed for Akule?

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

Mike, good image

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

A creditable result Mike, great to have a portable grab & go setup, allows for those times when you just have the urge to capture some photons without worrying about setting up your main scope.

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