Look up and behold a wonderous sight! ********************** Meade ETX105 & NexStar 6SE Hyperion 8-24mm, MRF and 8x50 RACI finder. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) DSLR, SPC880 & 900 webcams for AP
Equipment... Uncle Toms cabin observatory. some of this, some of that and some of the other! I am made of Star stuff, nothing more! Light Polution is so bad here, i call it the "twilight zone".
Quote:Despite the moon glow I got a decent shot of Jupiter and Io together like the chums they are tonight....About 800 frames 3X barlowed with the Neximage cam, wxAstrocapture, 1/25, F5, and Registax 6.
Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
CPC1100 NexStar 8SE E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC & OIII + Solar Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack. SkyShed P.O.D (Dream-Maker)
Celestron Nexstar 8SE with 6.3 focal reducer SV 90mm SVT Raptor APO Triplet Refractor Celestron AS-GT (Hypertuned) Orion SSAG/Mini-guider Canon T3i DSLR modded with Baader UV/IR filter Backyard EOS/Deep Sky Stacker/Photoshop CS5
Skip Celestron NexStar 6SE Orion SkyQuest XT10i Intelliscope Lots of cheap (inexpensive) glass and a bunch of other astro-stuff. Fort Worth Astronomical Society Austin Astronomical Society
Truth is the cubed root of Verbosity.
Tim _____________ NextStar 8SE (Stella) and 6SE (Loretta) Hirsch f/6.3 Focal Reducer ZW Optical ASI120MC Camera Celestron, Astro-Engineering, Televue and TMB EP's, Filters and Barlow SkySafari/Skywire iPhone app Astrozap Dew Shield NexImage CCD, other various AP adapters/equipment "The more I learn about the universe... the less convinced I am that there's any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all."-Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nexstar 8SE, Celestron MAK C90, Skywatcher Backpacker 80, ES 102 ED, Orion XT4.5, Celestron 15x70 binos Baader Maxbright Binoviewers, ES 82*-6.7mm, 8.8, 14, 14, and 24mm EPs, Celestron zoom EP CGEM DX mount, ASI210mc, Canon T2i More stuff than I care to add!
Quote:This is my first attempt at Jupiter, the conditions were less than ideal due to a full moon! Any suggestions greatly appreciated, I'm determined to do better!
EOS 550d attached to a 5SE, via a t-ring & adapter.
Single exposure ISO 400, 1/100 sec, heavily cropped but no other changes.
I also took a photo of the moon that night which I'm fairly pleased with, although it's a little over-exposed:
Quote:Got 'em !
Quote:Hi Jassan, Thank you for allowing me, like Robin, to practise my processing on your image of the "Straight Wall" region of the Moon. Let me also say, that in the first instance your image is extemely detailed and the resolution is quite stunning. For example, if you look at the largest, (158 Km or 93 Miles diameter), crater in the picture, Ptolemaeus, you'll see it contains a small crater at about the one o'clock position. This is the 9 Km or 5 Miles diameter crater Ammonius. More interesting though, as far as the resolution of your image is concerned, you'll see that also within Ptolemaeus, there are several craterlets towards its bottom edge, one of which, by comparison with Ammonius, can't be much larger than 5 Km or 2 Miles across ! Excellent ! What equipment are you using to capture such fine detail ? Hoping you like my effort and thanks once again for allowing me to "mess" with this spectacular image. Best regards, Tel
"Another new world, no beer, no women, no pool parlors, nothing to do here but to throw rocks at tin cans and we have to bring our own tin cans." Earl Holliman (Cookie)- Forbidden Planet
Quote:Great camera performance, Jassan ! Was it "Barlowed" at all ?Talking also of mosaicking, you're not the only one to suspect you might have missed a portion of the moon. Here is one of my early attempts from 2007 ! I misjudged the shot and lost a portion of the upper left quadrant; (and I wasn't very good at "stitching" either) !Best regards,Tel