Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Jupiter + NTrZ Storms 11/09 - Jup + Storms, Sat (IR) and Mars 14/09 - SW14" dob + QHY462

  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 leoyasu

leoyasu

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 92
  • Joined: 03 May 2013
  • Loc: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted 18 September 2020 - 03:44 PM

Hi folks! After a month of waiting, the barlow TV x3 finally arrived. I'm now closer to the focal ratio needed to achieve optimal sampling with the QHY5III462C (if not already achieved). The FF reports an approximate 5100mm focal length. Used equipment: SW 14 "GoTo, QHY5III462C + TV barlow x3.

 

On the night of 9/11, I was able to successfully use the barlow on Jupiter but had to discard the Saturn and Mars videos, too much turbulence. Then on 09/14 I was finally able to get good results with all 3 planets even though the night was not the best.

 

I've 6 shots in total. 2 from Jupiter with recent NTrZ storms, 3 from Saturn (RGB, IR850nm and L(IR)-RGB, polar hexagon yay!) and finally a Martian image. For all takes I used 10 videos of 1.5 minutes, derotated in WJ. For sharpening and denoise, I used RS6 and PS. Altitudes: Jupiter ~50°, Saturn 55°-60°. Mars 48°. Mars details: Olympus Mons, Ascraeus Mons, Tharsis Montes, Arsia Mons, Amazonis Planitia, Phoenicis Lacus, Mare Sinerum, among others. Hope you like them! Leo.

 

2020-09-12-0208_8-LY-Jup1.jpg

 

2020-09-15-0106_2-LY-Jup.png

 

2020-09-15-0232_9-LY-Sat2.png

 

2020-09-15-0330_8-LY-Sat-IR850.png

 

2020-09-15-0232_9-LY-SatBlend.png

 

2020-09-15-0545_1-LY-Mars4.png


Edited by leoyasu, 18 September 2020 - 03:50 PM.

  • Sunspot, Magellanico, John Harrington and 20 others like this

#2 larrytOMC200

larrytOMC200

    Messenger

  • *****
  • Posts: 434
  • Joined: 04 Jul 2007
  • Loc: New Zealand

Posted 18 September 2020 - 04:14 PM

Very nice images there! I particularly like Mars, very good detail. Keep up the good work.  Regards  Larry


  • leoyasu likes this

#3 Jkaiser3000

Jkaiser3000

    Vostok 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 169
  • Joined: 22 Apr 2020
  • Loc: Caracas

Posted 18 September 2020 - 05:34 PM

Wow, I’d say the TV is working wonderfully. I especially like your second jupiter and mars waytogo.gif


  • leoyasu likes this

#4 Lacaille

Lacaille

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1,242
  • Joined: 27 Nov 2015
  • Loc: Canberra

Posted 18 September 2020 - 05:40 PM

Really impressive. Christophe Pellier talks on his planetary imaging website of these big guided Dobsonians as being superb for planetary imaging and I debated going in that direction before staying in my comfort zone of the SCT. Congratulations on these results.
  • leoyasu likes this

#5 GSBass

GSBass

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1,395
  • Joined: 21 May 2020
  • Loc: South Carolina

Posted 18 September 2020 - 06:49 PM

Those are beautiful, the 462 is such a great camera... I’ll never get this kind of detail in my 7” but it sure is inspiring


  • leoyasu likes this

#6 Kokatha man

Kokatha man

    Hubble

  • *****
  • Posts: 15,247
  • Joined: 13 Sep 2009
  • Loc: "cooker-ta man" downunda...

Posted 18 September 2020 - 08:57 PM

A nice set of images..! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif


  • leoyasu likes this

#7 R Botero

R Botero

    Gemini

  • -----
  • Posts: 3,060
  • Joined: 02 Jan 2009
  • Loc: Kent, England

Posted 19 September 2020 - 02:04 AM

Great images! waytogo.gif Mars is beautiful. 

 

Roberto


  • leoyasu likes this

#8 BQ Octantis

BQ Octantis

    Aurora

  • *****
  • Posts: 4,515
  • Joined: 29 Apr 2017
  • Loc: Red Centre, Oz

Posted 19 September 2020 - 05:21 PM

That second Jupiter…¡híjole! (la mejor respuesta que se me vino a la mente laugh.gif )

 

What was the date and time for the capture? I've been tracking the storms since they broke out, but lost lock this week thanks to weather. It looks like the first storm has lost its concentrated core but has really stirred things up in the NEB and NTZ…

 

BQ



#9 Kiwi Paul

Kiwi Paul

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 677
  • Joined: 13 Jul 2020
  • Loc: Carterton, New Zealand

Posted 19 September 2020 - 07:32 PM

Superb. Congratulations.
  • leoyasu likes this

#10 kevinbreen

kevinbreen

    Mercury-Atlas

  • -----
  • Posts: 2,786
  • Joined: 01 Mar 2017
  • Loc: Wexford, Ireland

Posted 19 September 2020 - 07:51 PM

Great images. And if I could find the button on my phone at this ungodly hour I'd give you another 5 thumbs up for saying hi folks instead of hi guys.

All that mid Atlantic patter gives me a pain in the asteroid.
  • leoyasu likes this

#11 HentySky

HentySky

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 380
  • Joined: 22 Apr 2013

Posted 20 September 2020 - 03:10 AM

A really nice Mars there.


  • leoyasu likes this

#12 TareqPhoto

TareqPhoto

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • -----
  • Posts: 6,783
  • Joined: 20 Feb 2017
  • Loc: Ajman - UAE

Posted 20 September 2020 - 01:49 PM

Are you happy with your SW 14" dob? do you recommend it for planetary? 


  • leoyasu likes this

#13 leoyasu

leoyasu

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 92
  • Joined: 03 May 2013
  • Loc: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:47 PM

Thank you all for the kind words and likes too!

 

 

That second Jupiter…¡híjole! (la mejor respuesta que se me vino a la mente laugh.gif )

 

What was the date and time for the capture? I've been tracking the storms since they broke out, but lost lock this week thanks to weather. It looks like the first storm has lost its concentrated core but has really stirred things up in the NEB and NTZ…

 

BQ

BQ I rushed to process the shots but the next ones will have the data loaded from WJ. I don't have the precise date for the first picture but it was taken around 9/11 23pm UTC-3. The second one was taken 9/14 at 01:06 UTC. Now I'm processing another batch with the outbreaks present plus the red spot.

 

 

 

Are you happy with your SW 14" dob? do you recommend it for planetary? 

I do like my dob, pretty much yes. I would still recommend a C14 if you want a more serious approach. Saying that, all my takes were taken with a +60kn jetstream present, so I believe I can do much better yet.

 

Leo.




CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics