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c.bernardino
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Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g
      #5761165 - 03/27/13 07:55 PM

Hi,
I read a lot about the capabilities of the tracking dob's from Orion... and many doubts arise.

I wish to present a evidence that it is possible to do planetary imaging using those dob's.



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This image was taken in Portugal, Mértola, 6-1-2013, using a DBK 21AU618, stacking around 1000 frames. a powermate 5x was used on the xx12g.
I didnt crop the image in order to show the object size on the chip. Tracking is fine enough for me...
I recall 2 issues: I'm no imaging expert and this image was taken without RGB filter... It remainds me old Toucam school

Edited by c.bernardino (03/27/13 08:04 PM)


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ZuoZhao
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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: c.bernardino]
      #5761577 - 03/28/13 12:02 AM

Very good.You do the right thing.

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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: ZuoZhao]
      #5761580 - 03/28/13 12:04 AM

Wow, that's fantastic! Wonderful detail and color.

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Tassydevil
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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: jgraham]
      #5761585 - 03/28/13 12:10 AM

Very nice Carlos.

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jchaller
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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: c.bernardino]
      #5761635 - 03/28/13 01:12 AM

Great image.

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c.bernardino
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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: jchaller]
      #5761761 - 03/28/13 05:58 AM

Thank you, I just wish to state that is possible to do something with tracking dobs from Orion/skywatcher.
Unfortunately the weather is miserable for months... quite unusual in Portugal.


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Boot
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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: c.bernardino]
      #5761774 - 03/28/13 06:28 AM

Nice shot

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yock1960
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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: c.bernardino]
      #5762201 - 03/28/13 11:10 AM

Quote:

Thank you, I just wish to state that is possible to do something with tracking dobs from Orion/skywatcher.
Unfortunately the weather is miserable for months... quite unusual in Portugal.




You don't even need tracking for planetary. Of course it's not very fun that way and you probably couldn't get as nice of a result.

Steve


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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: c.bernardino]
      #5788805 - 04/09/13 05:51 PM



Goes to show that sometimes conventional wisdom, isn't.


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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: Jarrod]
      #5789166 - 04/09/13 09:19 PM

A lovely Jovian image Carlos - congratulations!

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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5789850 - 04/10/13 09:35 AM

Wonderful image. And, you have demonstrated well the capabilities of Dobsonian telescopes.

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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5790183 - 04/10/13 12:17 PM

Carlos a superbly detailed image! I personally think dobs/newts of high optical quality can outperform a SCT, they have a low central obstruction and provide better contrast.

cheers

Mike


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Re: Jupiter (6-Jan-2013) using xx12g new [Re: c.bernardino]
      #5791050 - 04/10/13 06:48 PM

A quite beautiful rendition Carlos, top stuff.

Regards
Trevor


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