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zAmbonii
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Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 - UPDATED!
      #5527324 - 11/19/12 04:32 AM Attachment (19 downloads)

Update: Here is a link to a short animation w/ Europa and Callisto



Got this one before the fog rolled in. Threw in a small extension to get a little bigger image.

Also got some images from earlier in the evening of the Europa transit, will get more processed after work today

Here are the earlier captures:



Below is the three in the post title:


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Tapio
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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: zAmbonii]
      #5527342 - 11/19/12 05:07 AM

Can't believe that these are taken with C8 and SPC900NC.
Amazing.


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Sunspot
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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: zAmbonii]
      #5527579 - 11/19/12 09:55 AM

Wow! Impressive.

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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: Sunspot]
      #5527613 - 11/19/12 10:13 AM

Z, excellent images! The last one with 2 moons is my favorite. Thanks for posting

Regards,
Steve


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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: sfugardi]
      #5528397 - 11/19/12 05:00 PM

Great shots!

Regards
Torsten


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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: zAmbonii]
      #5528600 - 11/19/12 07:11 PM

Excellent! Hope you get some more seeing like that!

Glenn


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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: zAmbonii]
      #5528787 - 11/19/12 08:53 PM

Very impressive results zAm, certainly heaps of hi-res detail.

Cheers
Trevor


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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: Kecktastic]
      #5528866 - 11/19/12 09:35 PM

I must say, C8 and a ToUcam... I started with a very similar set up 9 years ago. I never was able to obtain anything of this quaility. Good Job!

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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: HANTO]
      #5528921 - 11/19/12 10:00 PM

Great shots there zambonii! I haven't seen you hanging out in the DSLR section lately. Have you jumped into the planetary realm? Hope all is well.

Clear Skies,
Jason


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Az Frank
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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: jgibson1@emich]
      #5529031 - 11/19/12 10:45 PM

Mighty fine images with that C8!

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zAmbonii
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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: Az Frank]
      #5529142 - 11/19/12 11:46 PM

Thanks all.

Ed: It's kinda funny when I think back on things. I never really took note of just what I was doing from one imaging session to another. When I first started, I would take the scope out on ANY clear night and never realized just how important seeing was. Then I tried to push the image scale as far as I could and crossed my fingers that I could get a good image.

I now know that seeing is king
Getting enough light on the camera chip is queen
Focus is the joker or something .

I think I have gotten to the point where I know when the seeing is good or if I just have poor focus. And I know the setting limits of the camera. The smaller images above are at f/30, and the larger image is ~f/36. At F/36, I have to set the gain too high and the noise and artifacts creep in.

One of these days I am going to upgrade to a more sensitive chip and be able to get smoother images and maybe push things a bit further, but I really need to consolidate equipment before I do that .

BTW...I think I have had the C8 for about 3 years now. I still haven't collimated the scope. I havent really done anything with the scope since I unboxed it .

Jason: I guess it is more about going with what is working right now . My 6" scope for imaging I am having problems with guiding. My CG-5 has sticky DEC, and I am too lazy to tear it apart and clean it. I also have a flexture issue that I haven't nailed down yet (I think it is tube flex in my 6" because everything seems solid).

I really want to sell the CG-5, 6" and 8"SE and replace it with a CGEM + AT8IN or similar to pull double duty as planetary + deep space.

I still have some deep space stuff from 4-5 months ago I still havent fully processed. I have about 200 .avis of jupiter from the past week that I still need to process also . Its cloudy tonight and looks to be cloudy tomorrow night so I might have time to get through them all.


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ToxMan
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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: zAmbonii]
      #5530142 - 11/20/12 01:17 PM

Great shots, zAm.

And, I really enjoyed reading this thread! "Focus is the joker."


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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5530508 - 11/20/12 03:58 PM

Excellent.

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zAmbonii
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Re: Jupiter, Europa, Callisto - Nov 19 new [Re: w orchid]
      #5531578 - 11/21/12 06:40 AM

Here is a link to a short animation w/ Europa and Callisto

Still working on all of the other captures, but above is a link to a short animation right before the fog got really heavy. I had put an extension in to get the f/l a little longer.


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