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Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing
      #5616341 - 01/10/13 09:50 PM Attachment (48 downloads)

As Kevin mentioned in an earlier post, we had some pretty good seeing conditions Monday night here in Northern Virginia. My TEC 140 is still on the mount so I went after a Jupiter series with an eye toward doing an animation. You can see it at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62745990@N05/8369803370/in/photostream/ And here is one of the images from 01-08-2013 01-35-24 UT. It was taken through the TEC 140 w/ a Siebert 4x Barlow at f/28, and a DBK21AU618 (60 fps/180 seconds). The three moons (from top to bottom: Callisto, Io, and Europa) add some interest to the scene, and the whole thing framed very nicely in the TEC...

Clear Skies,
Brian

Edited by BKBrown (01/11/13 12:34 AM)


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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5616672 - 01/11/13 04:16 AM

Very nice indeed Brian, and the animation gets full marks also - I fully intend to do some imaging with the 5" apo this Saturn apparition: your images and thread about "small bore" imaging stimulated me thereon.....but good Jupiter opportunities were just so few and far between this apparition I'm afraid I couldn't make myself switch over to the "small bore" gear - but I will with Saturn in the coming months!

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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5616774 - 01/11/13 07:38 AM

Beautiful image Brian and the animation is excellent!
Is see you use SER format? ( for the filename having
PIPP in it ?)


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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: Mert]
      #5616863 - 01/11/13 09:00 AM

That is a really nice image Brian.

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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: Rankinstudio]
      #5617277 - 01/11/13 01:20 PM

Brian, awesome image! The moon placement and the GRS make this shot extra nice. I was out the same night and should have captured at a reduced f-ratio to capture this. Thanks for posting

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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: sfugardi]
      #5617429 - 01/11/13 03:06 PM

I didn't think the seeing in NC would be up to snuff, so I did some DSO. I saw this moon alignment in the DSLR's live view. You did a much better job at capturing it than I saw! I love the animation!

Well done!

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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #5617480 - 01/11/13 03:40 PM

Nice job with the animation!

I got a few captures that night with the three moons, but I am behind in my processing and haven't posted them yet.


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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: zAmbonii]
      #5617684 - 01/11/13 06:03 PM

I like the moon family, Brian. The animation is very nice. Really gives a 3D impression to the motion.

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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5617711 - 01/11/13 06:19 PM

Thanks Darryl! I look forward to Saturn season, I find it a challenging target...and also good refractor fodder Glad to hear you would like to try some small bore imaging, I find it simpler and more relaxing to use a refractor and OSC from time to time as opposed to scrambling with the C11 and filter wheel. To me the game is to go out and get the best result I can from whatever scope I am using

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: Mert]
      #5617717 - 01/11/13 06:20 PM

Quote:

Beautiful image Brian and the animation is excellent!
Is see you use SER format? ( for the filename having
PIPP in it ?)




Hi Mert,

Thanks! I am shooting avi runs, PIPP is the processing application...

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: astrovienna]
      #5617729 - 01/11/13 06:25 PM

Thanks David, Steve, Mike, zA, and Kevin The animation stuff is fun, and watching the moons is an education in itself. When I saw the configuration of Jupiter and the satellites on the screen I just knew I would be doing an animation in addition to stills...thanks again for you kind words

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5618120 - 01/11/13 10:22 PM

Excellent animation! I really like the way the movement of the moons give it depth.

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Re: Jupiter on 7/8 January in Good Seeing new [Re: RickyS]
      #5618146 - 01/11/13 10:36 PM

Thanks Ricky

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Brian


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