Jupiter / Moon / Sun, from the Pic du Midi
Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:11 PM
those days, I'm with tow friends of mine (Elie Rousset and Philippe Tosi) at the 1 meter telescope from the Pic du Midi Observatory. Since mondays we made a lot of observations. Let see some results :
Jupiter of the last night :
It's a a true RGB thanks to the atmosphéric refraction corrector. THe camera is a Skynys 2-1 lent by Mr Joffre, the boss of the HRD software Photomatix.
We have also observed Jupiter in CH4 band with an EMCCD (Merlin Raptor). The exposure time of each frame is only 0,3 :
For the fun we have also observed the moon after Jupiter :
first Tycho :
Hight def here :
hight def is here : http://astrosurf.com...USCOMPO1262.jpg
Alpes Vallis :
hight def is here : http://astrosurf.com...06-09-07-s1.jpg
The famous landing site of Apollo 15 Rima Adley :
The rest of the files with the 1 meter telescope have not been processed yet
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:16 PM
In H alpha band with the solarmax 60 and the Lumenera that have a KAI 11 000 inside, it have been also lent by Mr Joffre, thanks to him :
hight def is here : http://astrosurf.com...ecoul2large.jpg
And the surface of the Sun with the C14 :
Let see the telescope :
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:47 PM
Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:58 PM
VERY much enjoyed seeing the images you captured - both in the sky and on the ground!
(Some guys have all the luck!)
Posted 30 September 2010 - 11:19 PM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 12:14 AM
Love to see more, indeed you have to take a step back to look at Jupiter here.
It seems that there is a Jr red spot forming on the opposite site of the GRS combo...
Maybe somebody else noticed that already ?
Posted 01 October 2010 - 03:07 AM
The Lunar Pics are some of the finest I have ever seen.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:21 AM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:25 AM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 09:44 AM
Could you specify how seeing conditions were ?
Is it possible to post a picture of the 1 meter F/17 Cassegrain?
Keep up the outstanding work, mon ami!
Posted 01 October 2010 - 10:12 AM
Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Pic-du-Midi with us all. The images make us feel as if we are next to you and your friends imaging. All of the images display impressive detail that is difficult to describe. Jupiter displays a wealth of detail but Oval BA, the Great Red Spot (GRS) and the NEB are very interesting. The lunar images makes one feel as if riding a spacecraft over the lunar surface. The solar images show impressive detail as well. I look forward to your future images.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 12:52 PM
You can see the telescope on my web site, there is an animation showing the telescope at work :
hight definition is here : http://astrophotogra...c2009/index.htm
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Posted 01 October 2010 - 03:11 PM
The lunar ones are, .. well, I don't have the words ...
Hope you still have a bunch of them to show us.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 03:16 PM
The second version of the Jupiter image is sharper. Do you use Clave Plossls while observing visually through the 1-meter Cassegrain (T1; considered by many to be the finest large aperture instrument in the world dedicated to the planets). I look forward to your future images.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 03:23 PM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 04:22 PM
Posted 01 October 2010 - 04:22 PM
Jupiter - it's hallucinatory with all the details.
The CH4 image - I never thought I would see such an image taken by amateurs. A monumental experience.
The Lunar - It's like seeing the moon for the first time again. Wow
Thanks for sharing