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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Ricky]
      #5600523 - 01/01/13 11:16 PM

I posted mine here: http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5600514/page...
Before I saw this thread.


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5600740 - 01/02/13 05:35 AM Attachment (74 downloads)

An image of Jupiter with a 6" Newtonian (150/750) and 2x Barlow from 1.1.2013

First the animation of 42 minutes time span from 1.1.2013:



Edited by MrMxyzptlk (01/02/13 05:37 AM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: MrMxyzptlk]
      #5600772 - 01/02/13 06:55 AM

@ Brian (BKBrown))Well done Ciarlotto! I really like the presentation; so what do you think of the SW Mak?

Hi, Brian,thank you.
I think Mak SW 127 is an amazing scope both for Planetary observations and imaging: jupiter's images were taken in no good seeing conditions but I presume that in better seeing conditions, Mak 127 is able to give stunning images. I appreciate a lot its collimation sistem and its ability to mantein collimation; the construction of the OTA is sturdy: you can feel it on the hands! great the contrast of images. I recently got an ASI1200MM: I'm waiting for a better weather to test it, and I presume that the couple Mak127-ASI120 will give good performance...
The little Mak is a very good telescope: I always suggest it for beginners who are interested to Solar Sistem observations and planetary imaging.


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Ciarlotto]
      #5604159 - 01/04/13 07:05 AM Attachment (90 downloads)

Hi,

here's my contribution - only my second picture ever of Jupiter. Its monochrome unfortunately as the camera I used was the DMK51. Although this camera is normally considered unsuitable for planets, I thought I'd give it a go and was pleasantly surprised by the result

Taken on 3rd Jan. through Vixen 102M at f20 and processed with AviStack and PS6.

cheers,
Paul.

Edited by Paul Martin (01/04/13 07:08 AM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5604187 - 01/04/13 07:39 AM Attachment (59 downloads)

This was done 12/13/12. Just missed the transit. Anyway, shot was done in 2 parts. One for Jupiter, one for the Moons. Not real happy with the moons. Probably should have done it in 3 shots. Ganymeade, Io, and Europa got blown out a bit trying to get enough light to show Callisto.

Done with an iOptron 114 (4.5")Newt and MS Lifecam Studio. About as "small bore" as it gets.


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Driven1]
      #5605713 - 01/04/13 10:52 PM

Welcome Paul and Driven1, thanks for the additions to the thread. Paul - that mono image actually looks pretty cool, I sometimes shoot mono with my 4" intentionally because cloud details tend to stand out better. Thanks!

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6118499 - 10/05/13 04:30 AM Attachment (57 downloads)

Well, here is my first ever try with my DMK camera too Jupiter with a 6" F/5 newtonian, and 3x barlow

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: MrMxyzptlk]
      #6118853 - 10/05/13 11:17 AM

Sweet! That is really crisp, lots of detail visible in there. I just shot a series of 4" small bore images this week, now you've got me motivated to post

Clear Skies,
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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6238744 - 12/07/13 10:28 AM Attachment (43 downloads)

Here's mine with the Celestron C6 and the Orion Starshoot IV

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Alvin See]
      #6239192 - 12/07/13 02:13 PM

Nicely done Alvin You've got to love that shadow on one side and the moon (Which one? Date and time?) just touching the opposite limb, that is a great composition...thanks for sharing!

Clear Skies,
Brian

Edited by BKBrown (12/07/13 02:14 PM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Alvin See]
      #6239564 - 12/07/13 05:49 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

Here is 1 just 1 day before my hard-drive died.
I was imaging yesterday night ( or at least that is
what I thought ) and the laptop was simply hanging.
When I got back after some 2 hours I found everything
dead, oh well
Herewith the one from the 3d of december 2013.
Equipment used: Skywatcher 6" MCT, 1,5x barlow and ASI120MC
[edit]stretched the histogram a bit to brighten up

Edited by Mert (12/08/13 04:08 AM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Mert]
      #6239895 - 12/07/13 09:34 PM

Great to see this thread still going Brian: nice to see all the "small bore" images herein and some especially fine ones from yourself and other regular CN'ers, with maybe a special mention of Flavius who sadly passed on too young.

I never did get around to using the 5" apo but that's perhaps a commentary on my own scheduling - I'm hoping to re-organise my work distribution in AA imaging as well as other life activities...so who knows, I intend to take the apo with us regularly now that I've sorted out the electric focuser properly - I might even post an image in this thread this coming year..!!!


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #6240131 - 12/08/13 01:07 AM

Thanks, Brian This was taken in Singapore at 1:16am (+8 GMT) on 7 Dec 2013. That shadow I thought was Ganymede. I have no idea about the white dot. The movement was from right to left.

PS: I can't seem to improve the resolution of my pictures beyond this. Either I'm not doing everything right or I need a better camera ...


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Mert]
      #6240182 - 12/08/13 02:25 AM

Nice shot Mert , tons of detail there but the image looks pretty dark on my screen...can you brighten it up a bit?
Sorry to hear about the computer, I just had to get a new lap top myself

Clear Skies,
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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #6240188 - 12/08/13 02:34 AM

Quote:

Great to see this thread still going Brian: nice to see all the "small bore" images herein and some especially fine ones from yourself and other regular CN'ers, with maybe a special mention of Flavius who sadly passed on too young.

I never did get around to using the 5" apo but that's perhaps a commentary on my own scheduling - I'm hoping to re-organise my work distribution in AA imaging as well as other life activities...so who knows, I intend to take the apo with us regularly now that I've sorted out the electric focuser properly - I might even post an image in this thread this coming year..!!!




Hi Darryl,

I was very pleased to see that this thread had been resurrected, I haven't been able to do any small-bore yet this apparition For that matter I haven't been able to do much with the C11 either with miserable weather predominating for the last month! It would be great if you got the chance to join in here, this challenge has been loads of fun and "Challenge Round II" really just got rolling. It is amazing how many talented folks we have seen contribute here already since last apparition, it is the best way I can think of to demonstrate what can be done with smaller scopes. Looking back through the thread and seeing Flavius' images in here made me pause too, he was a talented young man who left us too soon...and he is missed. Take care my friend and I hope you get to take a crack at some small-bore fun

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less [Re: Alvin See]
      #6240200 - 12/08/13 02:58 AM

Quote:

Thanks, Brian This was taken in Singapore at 1:16am (+8 GMT) on 7 Dec 2013. That shadow I thought was Ganymede. I have no idea about the white dot. The movement was from right to left.

PS: I can't seem to improve the resolution of my pictures beyond this. Either I'm not doing everything right or I need a better camera ...




Thanks Alvin! I checked on CalSky and both the shadow and "white dot" are Ganymede, not sure the issue is necessarily the camera - maybe focus and/or seeing are worth checking on...

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less [Re: BKBrown]
      #6240235 - 12/08/13 04:20 AM Attachment (32 downloads)

Hi Brian, thanks for mentioning the brightness or lack
of it!
I upped the brightness stretching the histogram a bit.
Luckily I was able to repair the laptop in time to get out
and image another series of Júpiter.
Rather late for me to get in I got a shadow transit of
Europa I believe.
When I started, Júpiter was just visible above the rooftop
with still some heatwaves blurring the image a bit.
But it was Io reapearing from behind Júpiter if I'm not
mistaken.
Herewith a rapid processed combo of the 2 images.
Hope it is bright enough, though the color on the left one
needs more atention
[Edit]Ok, looks a bit better now


Edited by Mert (12/08/13 02:47 PM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less [Re: Mert]
      #6241342 - 12/08/13 06:49 PM Attachment (34 downloads)

Hi all, this is my small bore contribution. I took this through my 5.5 inch APO at f/25 (3.5x barlow)two months ago with my ASI120MC. Processed in Registax 6. This is a great thread and its good to see planetary photography is not just solely for the big CATs.

Gary


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less [Re: GaryO]
      #6241389 - 12/08/13 07:12 PM

Nicely done Gary...and welcome aboard It's great fun shooting with smaller scopes, I use both a TEC 140 and an SW100ED whenever I get the chance. You got some great detail in that image, and pix like that will hopefully encourage others to have a go at planetary imaging. After all, we know you don't need a big CAT to get the job done!

Clear Skies,
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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less [Re: BKBrown]
      #6241427 - 12/08/13 07:39 PM

A great thread Brian, congratulations on stimulating some interest around CN on something of value. Not like that 'other' thread over in Cats & Casses!

Btw, I saw your post over there. How dare you bring logic into that stream of whatever one can politely call it.

But I agree with you 100%!

Glenn


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