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Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Comet Neowise (C-11, C-6, & TV Genesis)

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#1 TerryWood

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 09:57 PM

These images were taken last night into this morning using the following:

 

Saturn, Mars: C-11

Jupiter: C-6

Comet Neowise: TeleVue Genesis

 

Camera: ZWO 178MC for the planets, and Sony A7S for Comet Neowise.

Mounts: early 1980s C-11 fork mount and Vixen Great Polaris DX

 

The colors on Jupiter looked jacked up so I'll have to work on my technique in the future. The seeing was average.

 

Jupiter and Saturn were at approximately 28 degrees above the horizon.

Mars was around 40 degrees above the horizon.

Coment Neowise was hugging the horizon..

 

Thanks for having a look at my hodge podge!

 

V/R

 

Terry

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  • Saturn C-11 jpg.jpg
  • Mars C-11 jpg.jpg
  • Jupiter C-6 jpg.jpg
  • Comet Neowise tvgenesis jpg.jpg

Edited by TerryWood, 16 July 2020 - 05:53 AM.

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 10:07 PM

Quite a productive night!


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 10:08 PM

 Very nice collection to have! That comet really is putting on a show, looks great!


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 10:23 PM

What a nice collection !!

 

Also, how nice to see a Genisis (still) doing great things. Always thinking buying one myself.


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 10:35 PM

superb photos , love mars and the comet , thanks .


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 10:50 PM

Great photos!  That C6 image of Jupiter is surprising in detail.


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:48 PM

What a nice collection !!

 

Also, how nice to see a Genisis (still) doing great things. Always thinking buying one myself.

Thanks, and the Genesis always impresses me! It's the non-sdf version with the all white gloss tube and white sliding lens shade. The comet image shows vignetting because of the full frame camera, but I still think it came out pretty well. The window of opportunity was small due to clouds creeping in and the sun coming up!

 

V/R

 

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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:49 PM

Quite a productive night!

There's so much to see right now it keeps me all hours, but I'm enjoying it!

 

V/R

 

Terry



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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:52 PM

 Very nice collection to have! That comet really is putting on a show, looks great!

Thanks! It was harder to see this morning due to the weather, but the image came out ok. Yesterday it seemed brighter because the transparency was good and the weather clear as a bell. I plan on trying again this morning if I'm awake.

 

V/R

 

Terry



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Posted 15 July 2020 - 11:59 PM

Great photos!  That C6 image of Jupiter is surprising in detail.

Thanks! I've really got to work on the color settings for Jupiter. I can never get the balance right, then I have to try and adjust it later, which sometimes works but usually not. It looks pretty messy. During the capture I knew I had something decent, but as soon as I went to take another capture things went to mush in a snap. I really like my C-6. It was doing a better job on Jupiter last night than my C-11. But oddly, the C-11 was doing better on Saturn than the C-6. It must've been the timing because the seeing was fluctuating quite a lot.

 

V/R

 

Terry


Edited by TerryWood, 16 July 2020 - 12:17 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 12:02 AM

superb photos , love mars and the comet , thanks .

Thanks! I'm really enjoying imaging Mars this year. It's getting really high in the sky now which helps things tremendously. Jupiter and Saturn is hit or miss due to their low elevation (around 28 degrees at their highest). I hadn't been following the comet news until a couple of days ago. Glad I found out before it dims too much!

 

V/R

 

Terry


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 05:55 AM

I re-processed and re-sized the Mars image. It's a little better? I'm not sure, but I can certainly see it better because it's larger.

 

V/R

 

Terry 

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:03 AM

Hi Terry,

 

Like your second Mars better, perhaps my eyes are being tricked but it seems to be the 2nd Mars is showing a more complete disc.


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 06:20 AM

It's interesting. I stacked a tiny fraction of frames this time, something like 138 out of 6400 (roughly). I expected it to be a lot more noisy, but it appears acceptable. The first image was 50% of the total frames.

V/R

Terry

Edited by TerryWood, 16 July 2020 - 06:21 AM.



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