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claytonbigwood
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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Ricky]
      #5576795 - 12/18/12 04:06 AM Attachment (77 downloads)

Here's your image Ricky with a small levels adjustment in CS3

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5581614 - 12/20/12 10:53 PM

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Really nice going to all, and Brian that TEC 140, I've been hoping that somebody would post a really nice image from that scope some day, and that day is here, very nice!

Jason W. Higley




Thanks Jason

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: joelimite]
      #5581620 - 12/20/12 10:56 PM

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I reprocessed mine in an attempt to improve the color correction. Processing is hard...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tychosnose/8278780047/in/photostream




Good job on the reprocess, looks like you teased some more detail out in there...

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: MrMxyzptlk]
      #5581624 - 12/20/12 10:58 PM

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This is only my second attempt with this camera, and fourth overall, so I'm at the very beginning of planetary photography.
I used: 150/750 Newtonian scope, 2x No Name Barlow, DMK21.AU04.AS camera, Registax6 for processing.

Aditional data: Night of 12.17.2012, GRS visible, Visible Moons Io and Europa





That's a solid effort, looks like you are getting the hang of that new camera

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5581916 - 12/21/12 05:50 AM Attachment (86 downloads)

Carton 100mm F13.
Rotten seeing.
SharpCap
AS2
Wavelets in Registax 6
Colour balance in Fitswork


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Andy Taylor]
      #5582199 - 12/21/12 10:08 AM Attachment (89 downloads)

I think I shot a bull's eye

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5590038 - 12/26/12 05:33 PM Attachment (99 downloads)

Hi! -Long time, no see....


This one was truly a picture to die for... -almost!!

I have been trying to grab some good images this autumn and winter.. -but with no greater luck, due to the extremely bad weather we have been experiencing here. I have gotten some "kind of -ok" shots with both the C8 and C9,25, but nothing with the quality that I expected to get, when Jupiter was at about 55 degrees elevation. Well, I shot this image of Jupiter and Io, tonight from my balcony. As we have milder weather coming in now, the snow on my roof has been melting for a couple of days. As I was mounting the scope on the mount, a small (but obviously heavy) avalanche of snow and ice fell down on the balcony... It hit my balcony table, were I have my laptop placed when imaging.... -leaving the table completely crushed! I dont want to think about, what would have happened if that chunk of ice had hit me in the head!! I decided to go on with my imaging mission anyway, and I managed to grab one .avi before the clouds came rolling in.

I used my Vixen ED 100 SF and the DBK.21.618 with a 2,5X PM. 2500 frames of 5000. Y800/Y800 codec. The image is resized to 170% in R6.

The picture itself is nothing to write home about, only half decent seeing, windy (15 m/sec) and clouds coming and going...

IŽll post it anyway, as it could have been my last! Next time, when imaging on my balcony, I will wear a helmet for sure!! I will go through the images that I have shot with the C8 and C9,25 this autumn/winter and post the better of them later on!

Kind regards, Roger!


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: sunrutas]
      #5590070 - 12/26/12 05:57 PM

Nice to see you posing again Roger, been a while! Sounds like you need a helmet yes! Very nice image with the 100ED. I've pretty much had the same weather as you However I got lucky one day with my C8 (Yes, I got my old C8 back), and ended up with my best Jupiter session ever (Thread).

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Chris_H]
      #5590751 - 12/27/12 06:22 AM

Hi,
this is my Jupiter taken on 2012-11-26 from Italy... it is my first attempt on Jupiter using a SW Maksutov 5" and Celestron Neximage ccd:



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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5599131 - 01/01/13 05:38 AM

Joining the fun.
All pictures taken with a 150/750mm Newtonian scope (6"/30"), with a 2x Barlow, and stacked with Registax (and resized one of them). Pictures were taken at 12.31.2012 at 21:00 UT





A 7 minute animation:


Edited by MrMxyzptlk (01/01/13 05:40 AM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: MrMxyzptlk]
      #5599257 - 01/01/13 09:27 AM Attachment (61 downloads)

Here's one more; just my second Jupiter image since early days (6" dob & ETX-80) back in 2008. Actual frame rate was really slow and until I buy something more appropriate I may need to dust off my old SPC900NC webcam. Perhaps if I play around with the SSAG I can coax some more FPS out of it. This was set to capture 640x480; full frame was even slower, but still faster than 1 frame every 4 seconds, which is the best I can do on my SXV-H9 (not an SXVF - F for fast).

Steve


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5599404 - 01/01/13 11:26 AM

Beautiful shot amigo! That is a heck of a nice composition with everything you caught in that image

Clear Skies and Happy New Year,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Chris_H]
      #5599405 - 01/01/13 11:30 AM

Another nice pair from Andy and Roger - nice work guys
Roger - it's good to see you in the game, what have you been up to lately?
Hey Chris, you have any small bore to post for this apparition?

Clear Skies and Happy New Year,
Brian

Edited by BKBrown (01/01/13 11:31 AM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Ciarlotto]
      #5599409 - 01/01/13 11:33 AM

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Hi,
this is my Jupiter taken on 2012-11-26 from Italy... it is my first attempt on Jupiter using a SW Maksutov 5" and Celestron Neximage ccd:






Well done Ciarlotto! I really like the presentation; so what do you think of the SW Mak?

Clear Skies and Happy New Year,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: yock1960]
      #5599415 - 01/01/13 11:38 AM

Good work there MrMxyzptlk and Steve, very nicely done
Steve - looks like you got a handle on the color balance issue, did you do anything different for this collect?

Clear Skies and Happy New Year,
Brian

Edited by BKBrown (01/01/13 11:39 AM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5599432 - 01/01/13 11:45 AM Attachment (61 downloads)

It seems fitting that I closed out the imaging year with some small bore action. Jupiter put on quite a show the night of 30/31 December with an eclipse/emergence and transit events. This composite shows a bit of these two events, the pair was acquired through my TEC 140 and a Siebert 4x Barlow at f/28. I was using the DBK21AU618 with a Baader UV/IR cut filter at 60 fps for 180 seconds...

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5599628 - 01/01/13 01:29 PM

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Steve - looks like you got a handle on the color balance issue, did you do anything different for this collect?
:




Not really, probably just less saturation boost in post processing. This data did not seem as good, even though there is more there...but...I'm probably not a good judge at this point. The deconvolution was more difficult to get...I won't say right as I'm still not totally happy with it. It'll take some time to get into a rhythm.

Thanks,

Steve


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: yock1960]
      #5599790 - 01/01/13 03:07 PM Attachment (56 downloads)

Lot of very good images you al have posted here,
made me want to post another shot from 123012.
Taken with my 6" SW Mak.
I'd like to ask if the image is dark on your screens, since
on my laptop it's rather ok, maybe I have to adjust/
calibrate my screen?

Edited by Mert (01/01/13 03:08 PM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: claytonbigwood]
      #5599894 - 01/01/13 04:07 PM

Nice job!

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Ricky]
      #5599898 - 01/01/13 04:10 PM Attachment (54 downloads)

Here's my reprocess...

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