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#1 mikeinlehigh

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 11:49 AM

Imaged at Bunch Beach Fort Myers Florida on 12-19.

Canon 60D, 15 second exposure at 400 ISO, Wide field 14mm lens on a tripod

No processing except reduced size to fit the forum. Note Jupiter and Saturn framed

above the tree limb. 

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#2 Kendahl

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 12:40 PM

Moon, Jupiter and Saturn at about 6:45 PM December 16th, 2020 from Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest north of Clay Springs, Arizona.

 

Moon, Jupiter, Saturn 2020-12-16 2kx3k.jpg

 

Canon T3i, Canon 28-105 zoom at 105 mm, ISO 6400, f/4.5, 1/4 second, 10 subexposures aligned on Jupiter and stacked.


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Posted 20 December 2020 - 04:47 PM

Typical France, clouded out for the duration of the main event. Need to live vicariously through you all.



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Posted 20 December 2020 - 05:08 PM

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Meade 8" SCT F10,Canon T3, single movie frame (looked worse stacked)


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Posted 20 December 2020 - 06:28 PM

From the evening of the 16th.  Up in the Colorado Rockies... about 7500'.

 

Sony a6000

55-210 kit lens at 144mm, f/5.6, 0.8sec, ISO1250

 

Crescent, Ju;iter and Saturn 12-16-20.jpg


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Posted 20 December 2020 - 06:45 PM

 
DSC 7120 copy
 

SV102ED  Nikon 3200


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Posted 20 December 2020 - 07:19 PM

Looking at the long-range forecast, I knew that last Wednesday would be my only chance.  Unfortunately, the spacing limited my options for equipment and field of view.

 

Here is a wide-field nightscape with a 50mm lens on a Pentax IST-DL, and a stack of 10 frames at 0.01sec with my DSO rig.  Neither image is anything to write home about, but you take what you can get.

 

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#8 2ghouls

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 07:25 PM

ChristmasStar-NicoCarver copy.jpg

 

360mm f.l., Canon EOS Ra, single exposure

Was running around in the snow to find the right angle for this one.

On astrobin:

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 04:50 AM

You all have some really good shots here.   My favorites, I am prejudice here,  are the landscape shots.   The Church, the trees, mountain, Moon and horizon, just kicks it up a notch.   Thanks for sharing,    Joe



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Posted 21 December 2020 - 05:07 AM

You may have seen my other images in other topics, so I won't repeat them here. 

 

Well, except the best yet image through the eyepiece wink.gif . This is a snapshot (1/5th second, ISO 1600) on the Sony DSC-HX400V through a 9 mm Explore 100° eyepiece at 167x. You can make out bands on Jupiter and Saturn is not too shabby either. Visually this was much more remarkable. Unfortunately, this image doesn't show any moons, whereas many much lower grade images do.

 

DSC06436 12-19-20 Jupiter-Saturn 602 PM EST sml.JPG


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Posted 21 December 2020 - 05:08 AM

Here's a preview of what to expect tonight, 12-21-20, at 5:30 PM EST. Planets are separated by about 6 arc-minutes. Click to enlarge. From CdC.

 

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


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Posted 21 December 2020 - 08:08 AM

Last view before clouds took over the Netherlands  was 19 December, Canon 6D 500mm f/4 Li lens.

 

2 minute video made for outreach / newbies includes this image:  https://youtu.be/dHEPdzKOBDY

 

Clear skies, everyone!  I hope you see it tonight!

 

2020 12 19 DIYphysics Jupiter Saturn Conjunction  1177
 
Pretty picture with light-polluted clouds and moon from last night:
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Posted 21 December 2020 - 08:10 AM

These are all awesome great job!
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Posted 21 December 2020 - 10:05 AM

Had to battle clouds and smoke from a neighbor's burn pile but I think this turned out pretty good for a newbie.

 

This was taken using a Nikon D5300, Nexstar 8se and several thousand frames captured using planetary mode in BackyardNikon. My processing skills aren't great. I ended up using an overexposed image for the moons and then copy/pasting the planets in after playing with the wavelets in Registax.

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#15 Mike in Rancho

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 04:08 PM

Had to battle clouds and smoke from a neighbor's burn pile but I think this turned out pretty good for a newbie.

 

This was taken using a Nikon D5300, Nexstar 8se and several thousand frames captured using planetary mode in BackyardNikon. My processing skills aren't great. I ended up using an overexposed image for the moons and then copy/pasting the planets in after playing with the wavelets in Registax.

Nice!  I also picked up Jupiter's "extra" moon last night, pretty cool the way that star lined up.  I pieced mine together similar to what you did, but at only prime focus I didn't have enough magnification.  Jupiter was in fact a stacked avi from pipp and AS, but with only 2 alignment points (I erased the points from Saturn, figuring that each planet's lucky seeing perturbations would not match) it pretty much just helped to make it round.  Then Saturn I just pasted in from the best still shot.  My evening sky background was a mess - too high ISO perhaps - so ultimately I just made a quick mask and turned it all black lol.

 

CONJ Proj 1b.jpg

 

Here's my D5300 on the back of the 100ED, and a MS Lifecam (?) on the DS-2090.  The little cam didn't quite work, but I'll see about resolving that for this evening.  I was intending to use an old Meade LPI, but it didn't want to talk to even my old Vista laptop lol.  I was also inquiring over in d/s whether I might ultimately be able to make this contraption work for guiding.

 

Piggy Back Ride.jpg

 

What do you think of BYN compared to the Nikon HD movie files, and how magnified were you?  I haven't yet tried the BYN planetary feature, but will probably give it a go this evening.  I'm also debating what to put where as far as barlows and projection EP goes.  I got decent results over the summer (multiple planetary bands, great spot) with the Meade achro, but of course I didn't take notes so have no idea what EP's made for the best images, or even what I had the Nikon manual movie settings at.


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Posted 21 December 2020 - 04:15 PM

Cheers,

 

Best 50% of 90 (first pic) 1000 (2nd pic) frames, no pasting or "painting,"

--Edge 8" HD at f/10

--Nikon D5600

--Backyard Nikon S/W

--Registax

 

Two images: the first is better exposed for Jupiter in poor seeing, the second shows Saturn a bit better and the moons of Jupiter (if you look carefully).

 

Happy observing always,

 

Don

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 04:38 PM

You guys are good ... I'm new to the hobby and it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do on imaging skills ...

 

Fyi I videoed a bit of it last night with my Zhumell Z8 8" Dob and ZWO ASI224mc ... not great, but it was live footage ...

 

https://youtu.be/hc2YfTzo_-U

 

My location, San Francisco Mid-Peninsula

 

Thanks.  John


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Posted 21 December 2020 - 08:13 PM

You guys are awesome! Thanks for participating and posting your great images. You guys that got "discernable" images of the planets, good job. A tenth of a degree is a fair amount of space between the two. waytogo.gif to all of you.



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Posted 22 December 2020 - 12:08 AM

Hi,

 

Well guess what, the clouds cleared for a few minutes!

 

This time I used my SV125A (Access) at f/7.75 and was able to get both planets in the "Live View" box with Backyard Nikon. This allowed me to set alignment points more precisely in Registax 6. Once again, 50% of 1000 frames, this time using iso = 200 (another bit of dynamic range).

 

Happy observing always,

 

Don

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 12:24 AM

finalConjunctionWithLabels.jpg

 

21 Dec. 2020, Somerville, MA.

Shot with a 6" f/5 newt, 2.5x Powermate, Canon EOS Ra. Processed with PIPP, Registax, and Photoshop. I'm not really a planetary guy so it's pretty basic. It was a thrill to see this at the eyepiece on my 10" dob.


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Posted 22 December 2020 - 03:32 AM

The conjunction setting over the Pacific near the Point Reyes Lighthouse, California. 21 December 2020.

 

(the bright white light on the headland is the lighthouse, the golden light over the ocean is the conjunction, if you click through the thumbnail you can actually see both planets).

 

rsz_conjunction.jpg

 

30 images, Lumix G2 (micro 4/3), 20mm lens, 6sec, 800ISO.

 

I really need to get better at photo editing, this is the best I've got so far. Suggestions welcome.

 

Happy Solstice, all!


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Posted 22 December 2020 - 05:02 AM

Using handheld iPhone or Sony DSC-HX-400V, I took well over 300 images last night (12-21-20), when it was 100% clear!!

 

Using as much restraint as I have (which is not much), here are a bunch from the iPhone. Wave over for image and time/date details. Sony pix in next post :) !!

 

IMG_2883 12-21-20 507 PM EST Jupiter Saturn sml.JPG

 

IMG_2932 12-21-20 521 PM EST Jupiter Saturn sml.JPG

 

IMG_2965 12-21-20 524 PM EST Jupiter Saturn sml.JPG

 

IMG_2978 12-21-20 525 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Finder sml.JPG

 

IMG_3010 12-21-20 531 PM EST Jupiter+4 Moons Saturn sml.JPG

 

IMG_3034 12-21-20 534 PM EST Sunset Colors and Jupiter Saturn first visible close up sml.JPG

 

IMG_3045 12-21-20 535 PM EST Jupiter+4 Moons Saturn sml.JPG

 

IMG_3068 12-21-20 542 PM EST Jupiter+4 Moons Saturn sml.JPG

 

IMG_3080 12-21-20 548 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Finder pulled back sml.JPG

 

IMG_3093 12-21-20 551 PM EST Jupiter+4 Moons Saturn+Moons sml.JPG

 

IMG_3132 12-21-20 614 PM EST Jupiter+4 Moons Saturn+Moons sml.JPG

 

IMG_3141 12-21-20 614 PM EST Jupiter+4 Moons Saturn+Moons sml.JPG

 

IMG_3165 12-21-20 635 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Setting Between Trees sml.JPG


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#23 chrysalis

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 05:06 AM

Using handheld iPhone or Sony DSC-HX-400V, I took well over 300 images last night (12-21-20), when it was 100% clear!!

 

Using as much restraint as I have (which is not much), here are a bunch from the Sony. Wave over for image and time/date details.

 

DSC06457 12-21-20 554 PM EST Jupiter Saturn sml.JPG

 

DSC06468 12-21-20 558 PM EST Jupiter Saturn.JPG

 

DSC06473 12-21-20 611 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Alp1-2 Cap Altair sml.JPG

 

DSC06475 12-21-20 611 PM EST Jupiter Saturn CLOSE.JPG

 

DSC06476 12-21-20 611 PM EST Jupiter Saturn CLOSER.JPG

 

DSC06502 12-21-20 622 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Alp1-2 Cap.JPG

 

DSC06521 12-21-20 626 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Alp1-2 Cap Fomalhaut sml.JPG

 

DSC06527 12-21-20 628 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Alp1-2 Cap AQL-DEL-SGE sml.JPG

 

DSC06531 12-21-20 629 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Alp1-2 Cap sml.JPG


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Posted 22 December 2020 - 08:48 AM

The conjunction setting over the Pacific near the Point Reyes Lighthouse, California. 21 December 2020.

 

(the bright white light on the headland is the lighthouse, the golden light over the ocean is the conjunction, if you click through the thumbnail you can actually see both planets).

 

attachicon.gifrsz_conjunction.jpg

 

30 images, Lumix G2 (micro 4/3), 20mm lens, 6sec, 800ISO.

 

I really need to get better at photo editing, this is the best I've got so far. Suggestions welcome.

 

Happy Solstice, all!

I love this image, but your right, I think it could be brought to life with a little better editing. I'd love to take a stab at it if you could post the unedited file to dropbox or google drive. Either way, still a great image!


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Posted 22 December 2020 - 09:58 AM

Here's a video clip from last night:  https://youtu.be/NKBHxhOs54E

 

I was screen sharing on a Zoom call with friends & family on the line, the cpu load was heavy so the video was a bit glitchy.

 

Zhumell Z8, ASI224mc, ASICAP, Macbook Pro, converted AVI to MP4 @ original frame rate, bit rate and resolution

 

San Francisco Bay Area.  I tried to orient the camera to keep the image in the proper upright position for my location.


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