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Jupiter 2020-09-27

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#1 BQ Octantis

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:57 AM

I got a break in the clouds today. The jet stream was up, and the seeing prediction was 3/5, but the seeing limit was predicted to be 0.6 arcsec. So I set up.

 

My mount is cactused. It karked it a few nights ago…the RA motor seizes up when I point the GoTo at anything. And the DEC motor groans like a flat kazoo. Seems like a bad motor control board; both motors can't go past a slew rate of 7. Fortunately, my clutches and the mount's sidereal rate are still functional.

 

But…

 

The seeing was just meh afterall.

 

Rather than the usual derotation heroics, I'm just posting my 3-stack filmstrip at 50%. This makes for 3 cross-eye stereo pairs. There's the first pair of pairs with a light cross-eye, bringing the adjacent Jupiters together. And then there's the strong cross-eye, bringing the two on the opposite sides together for a much more pronounced effect.

 

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2020-09-27 10:19, 10:22, 10:26 UTC

Skywatcher 180 Mak, Fujiyama 12.5mm ortho, Canon 600D/T3i

 

The NTrZ is still a mess…

 

Cheers,

 

BQ


Edited by BQ Octantis, 27 September 2020 - 04:14 PM.

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#2 HentySky

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:27 PM

Hope you sort your drive out with Mars upon us.  Lots of interesting things still happening on Jupiter, those outbreaks are causing havoc.  Thanks for posting



#3 BQ Octantis

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 02:19 AM

Hope you sort your drive out with Mars upon us.  Lots of interesting things still happening on Jupiter, those outbreaks are causing havoc.  Thanks for posting

Thanks Brett! And thanks Kenny for the like!

 

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#4 Jkaiser3000

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:11 PM

I always liked stereo pairs and that “strong cross-eyed” one really pops out nicely, though not for long or I risk going lazy-eyed lol.gif



#5 Kiwi Paul

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 02:11 PM

Very good. The wide stereo pair worked well for me.
Cheers Paul


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