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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: TeamHawkins]
      #6371504 - 02/12/14 12:40 AM

Nice achro refractor shot! How do you like that NextImage cam?

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: rg55]
      #6371508 - 02/12/14 12:43 AM

Another well done image Richard. What do you have for a UV/IR filter on that camera? Does it come with one? Thanks!

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Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6371959 - 02/12/14 10:15 AM

Hi Brian, I think the filter's incorporated into the camera.

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6372794 - 02/12/14 05:24 PM

Brien, Niklo thx for your comments.

There is short AZ animation, Jupiter 11.2.2014. NexStar 6SE, 3xBarlow TeleVue and ASI120MC, 150/4500mm/F30. It was bad seeing. I think 4-5/10..
Jupiter animation

Today Jupiter 12.2.2014.


Edited by proky (02/12/14 05:29 PM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: proky]
      #6373498 - 02/13/14 01:11 AM

Here are two shots from last night with my Celestron C6 and ASI120MC in great seeing.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/tychosnose/12492892513/in/photostream/



http://www.flickr.com/photos/tychosnose/12473694943/in/photostream/

Edited by joelimite (02/15/14 09:11 AM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6373602 - 02/13/14 04:33 AM Attachment (21 downloads)

Better seeing Sunday night Feb 9. 150mm Intes MK-65, DMK21AU618. RGB processed with AS!2, DStation, Photoshop.

Dave


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: CosmicDave]
      #6377150 - 02/15/14 01:44 AM

Hello,
I want to show a smal collection taken with a Vixen 80L (80/1200) Fraunhofer achromat.
3rd December 2013 12:44 AM Geman time:


Decemver 15th 2013 11:13:53 PM (German time):


Decemver 16th 2013 12:22:07 AM (German time):


February 12th 2014 7:27:10 PM (German time):


February 12th 2014 7:38:56 PM (German time):




February 12th 2014 7:43:25 PM (German time):


Clear skies,
Roland

Edited by Niklo (02/15/14 02:19 AM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6377166 - 02/15/14 02:08 AM

Quote:

Nice achro refractor shot! How do you like that NextImage cam?

Clear Skies,
Brian




Loving it so far. It's tough to learn some of the settings for different objects but one you get them the images can be pretty good.


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: TeamHawkins]
      #6377175 - 02/15/14 02:25 AM

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Jupiter 2-9-14 6" refractor, NexImage 5, 1.5x Barlow, 150/1800 F/12, IR Filter




Hi,
your Jupiter show many details. The only thing I would try is to reduce the granulation and maybe with some filtes you can reduce the CA and even improve some details e.g. with a green filter you can get very sharp black and white pictures.
Clear skies,
Roland


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Niklo]
      #6377229 - 02/15/14 04:31 AM

Hello,
I took a video on January 21th with my Bresser newton 114/900. The seeing was OK but not good so there could be more details:

Clear skies,
Roland


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Niklo]
      #6378312 - 02/15/14 06:48 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

Jupiter 14 Feb 14 8:00PM CST

Scope FS102 with 2.5 Barlow, extension tube and Philips TouCam...the original.

Seeing last night look poor, with high cloudes covering Jupiter...but the images we Much Better than I would have ever thought

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Preston


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: PrestonE]
      #6378824 - 02/16/14 12:50 AM

Hi Preston,
your Jupiter is great. I would like to change my poor seeing with your poor seeing.
One problem with poor seeing is that it is difficult to find the correct focus. You found the correct focus, that's very good even if you had probably much better seeing than I had with the 6" f/8.
Clear sky,
Roland


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Niklo]
      #6379257 - 02/16/14 11:25 AM

Roland, Thanks...I really was not even going to process the AVI's but just let one run.

There was so little to see to try and focus, so I consintrated on the little moon until it looked the best that I could get it...then took 7 avi's at 3 minutes each...and the all turned out like this with the GRS rotating toward the edge...

I swear, sometimes it is just luck.

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Preston


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: PrestonE]
      #6379402 - 02/16/14 12:52 PM

Hello Preston,
wow, I never thought that this is possible with bad seeing. Some days ago I really had problems to catch details with a 6" refractor during very bad seeing. How many pictures did you collect per video in this 3 minutes? Did you use autostackert?
How are the details at good seeing which of the ovals could you catch visually? Wtih good seeing the details are probably even better.
The Philips ToCam is a color cam. Did you try a colour movie, too?
Clear skies,
Roland


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Niklo]
      #6379523 - 02/16/14 01:58 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

One from last year around this time. Taken with the 6" AP and an ASI120MC.

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Niklo]
      #6379649 - 02/16/14 03:57 PM

Hello Roland,

Visually I could make out the banding, and an enlarged area where the GRS and wake should be...but nothing popped over several minutes of watching.

I did touch up collimation using MetaGuide, though I did not take it all the way as I was concerned that I may be doing more harm than good. Guess that it too may have helped and I should go back an try to get it perfect next time.

The TouCam with Firecapture gets the best results at 10 fps so I am getting about 2050 frames and setting AS2 to use 50%.

As far as the color, I may be recording in B&W...was using K3CCD to record but reciently switched to Firecapture...so much to learn and try to remember

When the ASI120mm gets here I am looking forward to being able to use many more images.

Very Best Regards,

Preston


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: R Botero]
      #6379654 - 02/16/14 03:59 PM

Stunning image Roberto!!!

Best Regards,

Preston


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: PrestonE]
      #6380568 - 02/17/14 07:10 AM

Hello Preston,
I normally only take a video when view in the eye piece is nice otherwise I got bad results (in former times I only took about 300 to 500 pictures per video).
I'll try to find the focus by watching the Jupiter moons or a near bright star. In former times I tried to focus on the Great Red Spot or special band structures or festoons but if the seeing is bad that does not help.

Have you ever tried to take a colour video with the TouCam?

Clear skies,
Roland


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less [Re: R Botero]
      #6380570 - 02/17/14 07:12 AM

Hello Roberto,
yes, your picture is very nice. Great job!
Clear skies,
Roland


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less [Re: Niklo]
      #6380608 - 02/17/14 07:57 AM

Thank you Preston, Roland!
Roberto


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