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#1 RAC

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:39 PM

First time this year I've got up this early and I'm glad I did! I kept it simple and just used my ASI224 with the ADC, 5 x Powermate and my 20" dob. I took 6 videos and this is about the best one but they are all very similar.

 

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:48 PM

Very nice!!  Beautiful detail!!!!  cheers, DJ



#3 RAC

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:07 PM

Thanks. For some reason I'm having trouble uploading this image in any format but bitmap. Here a link to the full size image on my flickr page.

 

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Jupiter 5/2/2017 by Raymond Collecutt, on Flickr



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:28 PM

Thats is Damian Peach level quality my friend. Fantastic!



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:28 PM

Certainly the best I've looked at this apparition so far - a testament to the seeing...but more your scope Raymond...& particularly your prowess as a mirror-maker extraordinaire..!   :waytogo:  :waytogo: :waytogo:  :waytogo:  :waytogo:  



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:32 PM

wow - great job !



#7 John Boudreau

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:35 PM

Absolutely stunning!

 

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:39 PM

Just breathtaking. Thanks for sharing. 



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

What an outstanding image! Congratulations! Send some of that seeing my way!

Steve

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:51 PM

Great shot!!! 



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:02 PM

Hi Rac,

that is an amazing Jupiter picture. How did you follow Jupiter in your dobson. Do you have an EQ platform and how difficult is it to take a video with that high focal length?

Clear skies,

   Roland


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:03 PM

Thats is Damian Peach level quality my friend. Fantastic!

If I was Damian I would leave a nice 20+ inch tracking dob in Barbados. I'm sure he could get results that would smash his c14 images.



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:07 PM

┬┤Hi Rac,

that is an amazing Jupiter picture. How did you follow Jupiter in your dobson. Do you have an EQ platform and how difficult is it to take a video with that high focal length?

Clear skies,

   Roland

Hi, my dob has a GoTo system that I fitted using stepper motors with friction drives on both axis. The controller is a Teensy 3.2 with Onstep loading into it and its all controlled with an app on my phone. The tracking is very smooth and super easy to keep the planet on screen.



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:40 PM

Raymond, absolutely stunning images! Details and color are Hubble-like. The resolved detail within the GRS is incredible. Your processing looks great. Congratulations on these images and thanks for posting them

Regards,
Steve

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:09 PM

Gosh darn! :shocked:  :waytogo:

 

I would love to have a scope like that, but I need better seeing here first.  :undecided:



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:31 PM

Holy Cow!!!! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:32 PM

Here's another from a different video. It has a little better detail inside the GRS.

 

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Jupiter 5/2/2017 by Raymond Collecutt, on Flickr



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:04 AM

Very nice indeed! Hope to see more!  :cool:  Did you have to compensate at all for any field rotation or in that timeframe is it not noticeable?



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:16 AM

All my videos were only about 110sec long so no need to worry about rotation.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 05:10 AM

Thats is Damian Peach level quality my friend. Fantastic!

It's better, Damian works with 14" resolution, this with 20" 



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:10 AM

Bravo

I really like the last image :) It must have been amazing to watch the live screen feed on the computer.  



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:01 AM

Excellent, beautiful, and perfect processing...

Can you precise UT time of capture ? I don't see it anywhere....



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:21 AM

Hello

An enormous bravo.

Clear skies.

Luc



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:49 AM

Wow. That's outstanding.

... you've made up my mind. I need a 20" dob.

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:30 PM

Raymond,

 

You are pulling out some killer images with that setup! I second Darryl's comments, congratulations on putting all that together by yourself.
I took the liberty to compare your image to results from the 1m telescope at Pic du Midi (also published on CN last year). The comparison is particularly significant in that the same ASI224 and ZWO ADC were used for the acquisition. Your pic is comparable if not better in terms of discernible details in the GRS.

 

PS: No need to go Barbados with that seeing of yours
PPS: How thick is your mirror, you clearly have no issue in keeping it close to ambient temp

 

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