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#76 RobDob

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 11:41 PM

Tonight just in. Ready for the main event tomorrow! Stacked image through my iPhone --> Z12

 

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 04:25 AM

Here's what to expect in the telescope for tonight, 12-21-20, at 5:30 PM EST; from CdC. Separation about 6'. Click to enlarge.

 

GOOD LUCK AND CLEAR SKIES EVERYONE praying.gif !!!

 

12-21-20 530 PM EST CdC Saturn Jupiter CLOSE.JPG


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#78 jmccown

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 09:00 PM

About 6 pm Central USA time. Ganymede was in transit over Jove, so not visible in this photo.

 

I tried using a 15mm plossl, but no more detail seen than with the 25mm.

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 10:33 PM

Some of my photos from tonight.  Zero hour, well not exactly.  I think closest angular separation was between about 11 am and 1 pm earlier today.

 

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 02:41 AM

I am very fortunate here in San Diego to have four days in a row of cloudless blue sky, so I got more ambitious today to haul out my TeleVue NP101is with a Powermate 4x (to get an equivalent focal distance of ~2160mm) to take some picture on a real camera (Nikon D850 instead of my iphone the other days).  I haven't learned photoshop yet, so any given image cannot possibly capture the dynamic range here.  I am attaching four pictures with progressively longer exposure time to show the Jupiter surface detail with underexposed Saturn, to properly exposed Saturn with overexposed Jupiter, to way overexposed planets to capture the four Galileo moons and possibly Titan near Saturn (not sure about the last part, perhaps someone more knowledgeable can help confirm or debunk).  The one-directional dispersion is due to atmospheric refraction for these low hanging objects in the sky.  I also took a picture of the moon (very high in the sky) to prove to myself the telescope is not out of alignment to cause dispersion.

 

Jupiter and Saturn are so close to each other today that I struggles to separate them out by naked eye.  Looks wonderful in a pair of binoculars.

 

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#81 chrysalis

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 05:15 AM

Please see the two posts (22 and 23) starting with this one for my adventures last night 12-21-20 and the conjunction! Obviously visual was much more stunning, but these are pretty decent for handheld iPhone or Sony camera over eyepiece!

 

https://www.cloudyni...ere/?p=10747183



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Posted 22 December 2020 - 01:33 PM

Tonight just in. Ready for the main event tomorrow! Stacked image through my iPhone --> Z12

 

Rob

Very nice, one of the best I have seen! Looks pretty much of what I saw in the scope.


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Posted 23 December 2020 - 02:33 PM

Thanks everyone for the great photos & stories! It's been clouds, clouds, & clouds here but a few clear periods leading up to it. Kind of disappointing for me, with the pandemic its an important event like Neowise to salve the soul. Snowing now but eventually it will clear up and get bone-chilling cold.



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Posted 23 December 2020 - 02:38 PM

Please see the three posts (31-32-33) starting with this one for my adventures last night 12-22-20 and the conjunction! Obviously visual was much more stunning, but these are pretty good since I modified with polarizing filters to improve the iPhone performance !

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...ere/?p=10751037




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