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Mars, Saturn & Jupiter with Questar 3.5 (June 23, 2020)

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#1 TerryWood

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 06:14 AM

The weather situation was pretty much like it was yesterday morning with temps in the lower 60's, wet, humid, except maybe the seeing wasn't quite as good. Plus a lot more low cloud and fog rolling in.

 

Minimal processing on these. Stacked in Autostakkert, wavelets in Registax, and adjusted color in Gimp.

 

I'm glad I woke up and got out there. This week has been a bonus all the way around. 

 

Jupiter and Saturn were captured at 27 degrees above the horizon.

Mars was captured at 34 degrees above the horizon. 

 

They all look pretty noisy. Nice to get out there anyway. 

 

Thanks once again for having a look!

 

V/R

 

Terry

 

 

 

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 08:03 AM

Hi Terry,

 

Congratulations, that's a great Tri-Planet capture. Excellent all around; colors, detail and brightness. That scope must think it's a Questar 7. lol.gif

 

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:23 PM

Great shots Terry...it doesn't matter what your targets are - the sun, planets whatever, the images always seem to turn out spectacular. As great as the Questars are, the talent obviously lies with the imager.

Hi Terry,

 

Congratulations, that's a great Tri-Planet capture. Excellent all around; colors, detail and brightness. That scope must think it's a Questar 7. lol.gif

 

Cheers, Dan waytogo.gif

 

Dan, I would say that not even my Astro 7 can put up views like that, but there was one magical night where the seeing was excellent, the 7 was cooled nicely, and I viewed Saturn with a Vernonscope binoviewer, a pair of 12mm Brandons and the barlow toggled, for an approximate 380x. 

 

The rings and bands seemed etched onto the surface with Cassini's the most sharply defined I'd ever seen it 50+ years of observing. 

 

Sam


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 02:35 PM

Nice catches!!!


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Posted 23 June 2020 - 03:31 PM

Wow, I wasn't expecting to get much of a response on these images. Thanks very much! 

 

I thought they didn't look all that good, but I like to post anyway. 

 

Dan, Sam, Todd, I appreciate the encouraging and kind comments! Way too generous.

 

My favorites of Jupiter & Saturn (so far this season) that I've done are the attached from the past few days. Still many months to go! 

 

V/R

 

Terry

 

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 05:36 AM

Outstanding Terry!

 

This motivates me to try the same, but for me it'll have to wait until (at least) Jupiter starts appearing in the evening. ;)


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 10:28 AM

Absolutely wonderful images, yet again Terry! The Questar is an amazing instrument indeed, yet your skill in taking these is certainly it's equal. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 07:52 AM

Thanks Allan and Terra! Your comments are what gives me steam to get out there!! I love seeing what the Q can do even if larger scopes might result in better images. There's nothing quite like a Questar, there really isn't!

 

V/R

 

Terry


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