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#1 TerryWood

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:02 AM

The weather was supposed to be cloudy, but turned out to be clear. The seeing was around 3.5 to 4 out of 5. One look through the Questar and I knew that I at least had a shot at some decent imaging. I used a ZWO 174MM with a green ccd filter connected to the axial port (no barlow needed with this camera at f/15).

 

The first Jupiter image was taken at 2206 eastern time.

The second image was taken at 2324, and the third image of Saturn at 2338. All were with the planets between 26 and 28 degrees above the horizon.

 

Processed in Autostakkert, Registax, and Lightroom. 

 

Thanks again for looking!

 

V/R

 

Terry

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:17 AM

Terry- looks like you had some decent seeing.  Great captures!


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:24 AM

Question. Is it possible to get a pic of Saturn with Titan? This may be a silly question as I don't do and know nothing about AP.

 

Anyway, I was just getting ready to go out and look at Saturn myself. Great pics!

 

- Cal


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:29 AM

Terrific images!


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 08:28 AM

Thank you Terry for sharing your outstanding images. I love spending my free time admiring and  reviewing your work.

 

I assume north is up and preceding  is to left.?

 

Thanks,

 

Matt


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 10:28 AM

Terry,

Great pictures,  thanks for sharing. 

Steve T 


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM

I agree Steve T.....very nice!


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:15 PM

Beautiful work, Terry! Nice resolution.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 06:02 PM

Thanks everybody, I sincerely mean that! The Q and the ZWO camera (plus the seeing) did the most of the work. The rest is just me messing around with the processing to see what I can eek out of it. If I ever learn how to use WinJupos (I hear it's not that easy), I may start doing three separate captures for Red, Green, and Blue then combine them to make a color image. I find that it takes me a good three minutes just to get enough video with the Green filter to compensates for the noise induced by the high gain. Cal, in order to capture Saturn's moons I would probably need to do two separate captures (one to bring out detail on Saturn, and another one with the Luminence filter to brighten it up in order to see Titan). Then combine the two. Thanks again Matt! Yes, north is up with rotation to the left. I really wanted to capture the GRS but Jupiter was starting to get low and the seeing turning ripply. V/R Terry
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