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#26 Thrifty1

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 11:33 AM

Here is my photo with my ETX-105 and Canon T3i. This a few stacked images so I could bring out the moons of Jupiter. 

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#27 bella luna

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 09:37 PM

Saturn and Jupiter.jpg

taken with my Celestron edge 8 HD

8-24 zoom lens at about 18mm plus CLS filter

Samung cell phone

Photoshop edited


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Posted 22 December 2020 - 11:58 PM

Until tonight, I had never taken an image of the night sky from an astronomy perspective.  I have a point-and-shoot camera from around 12 years ago, and point and shoot is the extent of my skill with it.  Based on the reliable results I've had with standard indoor images, I thought I'd be able to snap a similarly effortless image of the night sky.  I see an upgrade of camera and skills is in order.  Here are my two best images of the conjunction on 22 Dec:

 

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Edited by Lou3, 23 December 2020 - 02:16 AM.

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#29 Mike in Rancho

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 01:44 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

Nice!  Unfortunately I couldn't get into that 5x box in BYN.  Maybe if I had grabbed my focal reducer real quick...  But, it was such a short time between Jupiter-Saturn first appearing and then dropping behind the obstructions around my yard.

 

I've input my scope, with and without the reducer, into Stellarium so I can gauge fields of view, but I haven't yet calculated how to put a BYN box into it. lol.gif



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Posted 23 December 2020 - 09:57 AM

Here's my last Conjunction video ... a clear night, but a quick temp drop after dusk and the atmosphere not as cooperative as the previous two days. 

 

https://youtu.be/G8ZcONdAHac

 

Next I may turn my attention to Mars ... 

 

https://youtu.be/6ot-NwtNdoI

 

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 02:15 PM

12-22-20 was 100% clear here in north central NC, so out I went again with the 12" and my iPhone and Sony camera.

 

Astrophotos are through various eyepieces and all pix shown here are on the iPhone. I realized the phone was limited in automatically setting exposure level, resulting in oversaturated white images of the two planets. I managed to find my 2" polarizing filter (that's a whole story!) and affixed it to the bottom of my 2" to 1.25" adapter. Then for any eyepiece I inserted, I would first affix a polarizing filter to the bottom of it, so all I had to do was turn the EP in order to vary the cross-polarization. I was pretty jazzed by the results!!

 

I'll post just the best of the best below (these have been culled from 469 images I took last night!). Wide filed views of the sky with the Sony will follow this post.

 

aIMG_3207 12-22-20 516 PM EST Jupiter-Saturn sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3310 12-22-20 520 PM EST Jupiter-Saturn sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3320 12-22-20 521 PM EST Jupiter-Saturn sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3342 12-22-20 522 PM EST Saturn Zoom sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3388 12-22-20 527 PM EST Saturn sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3450 12-22-20 536 PM EST Jupiter 4 Moons sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3487 12-22-20 541 PM EST Jupiter 4 Moons  Saturn sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3537 12-22-20 544 PM EST Jupiter Saturn CLOSER sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3555 12-22-20 547 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Finder sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3557 12-22-20 548 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Finder and Scope sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3564 12-22-20 551 PM EST Jupiter+MOONS Saturn Finder and Scope sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3570 12-22-20 551 PM EST Jupiter+MOONS Saturn Finder and Scope ZOOM sml.JPG

 

 

This one shows the four Galilean moons as well as Saturn with Titan (below), Rhea (left) and Tethys (right)!

aIMG_3632 12-22-20 559 PM EST Jupiter+4 Saturn+Titan sml.JPG

 

aIMG_3636 12-22-20 606 PM EST Jupiter Saturn FRONTHOUSE CLOSE sml.JPG


Edited by chrysalis, 24 December 2020 - 04:36 AM.

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 02:27 PM

12-22-20 was 100% clear here in north central NC, so out I went again with the 12" and my iPhone and Sony camera.

 

Astrophotos are through various eyepieces and all pix shown here are on the iPhone. I realized the phone was limited in automatically setting exposure level, resulting in oversaturated white images of the two planets. I managed to find my 2" polarizing filter (that's a whole story!) and affixed it to the bottom of my 2" to 1.25" adapter. Then for any eyepiece I inserted, I would first affix a polarizing filter to the bottom of it, so all I had to do was turn the EP in order to vary the cross-polarization. I was pretty jazzed by the results!!

 

I'll post just the best of the best below (these have been culled from 469 images I took last night!). Wide filed views of the sky with the Sony will follow this post.

 

Here are some wider field images with the Sonly DSC-HX400V, time exposures and various ISO speeds. 1 of 2 due to file size restrictions. Wave over to see image details.

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 02:28 PM

Here are some wider field images with the Sonly DSC-HX400V, time exposures and various ISO speeds. 1 of 2 due to file size restrictions. Wave over to see image details.

Here are the last two wider field images with the Sonly DSC-HX400V, time exposures and various ISO speeds. 2 of 2 due to file size restrictions. Wave over to see image details.

 

DSC06584 12-22-20 626 PM EST Jupiter Saturn Alp1-2 CAP DEL-SGE sml.JPG

 

DSC06587 12-22-20 627 PM EST Jupiter Saturn CLOSE sml.JPG


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#34 jahnje

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 04:29 PM

Figured I'd throw in my attempt for what it's worth.  I was using a Canon 100-400 with a x2 doubler for a total 800mm.  ISO 1600 @ 5sec
 
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Posted 23 December 2020 - 06:06 PM

Here are some wider field images with the Sonly DSC-HX400V, time exposures and various ISO speeds. 1 of 2 due to file size restrictions. Wave over to see image details.

Very nice selection of planets and the sky around them!


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Posted 23 December 2020 - 06:10 PM

 

Figured I'd throw in my attempt for what it's worth.  I was using a Canon 100-400 with a x2 doubler for a total 800mm.  ISO 1600 @ 5sec

 

Great pic and very sharp for such a big lens! I have a 600-1200 zoom lens that I will try on the next clear night.



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Posted 23 December 2020 - 07:51 PM

Ran down to Lewes Delaware looking for clear skies and lucked out with a 40 min window.

Keep having to move quickly for the right angle. :-)

 

12/21/2020

2 Nikon D7000

Nikon 18-80mm

Nikon 80-400mm

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 08:59 PM

Couple of shots from California, one from an iPhone 11 Pro, the other from my regular setup, 1000 frames Registax etc.

 

Orion ED80T CF Triplet APO (f/6 480mm)
Orion Sirius EQ-G mount.
Orion 60mm Guide Scope with Webcam
Orion Off Axis Starshoot Auto Guider.
Canon 100D SL1 DSLR (Full Spectrum)
Remote focusser (analog)
PHD2
BYE v3.1
Baader UV/IR filter.
Stellarium with EQMOD and EQdirect.
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#39 Karlp295

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Posted 24 December 2020 - 07:19 AM

here's a quick shot on the 22nd. from Turkey where the sky was fairly clear with intermittent clouds.

 

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It looked quite amazing in the eyepiece!

 


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#40 chrysalis

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Posted 27 December 2020 - 05:15 AM

Here are a few from last night (12-26-20), well past conjunction but still visually impressive!

 

iPhone images taken from my back yard. Wave over for image details.

 

12-26-20 Jupiter-Saturn 551 PM EST IMG_3738 sml.JPG

 

12-26-20 Jupiter-Saturn 551 PM EST CLOSER IMG_3739 sml.JPG

 

12-26-20 Jupiter-Saturn 616 PM EST IMG_3741 sml.JPG

 

12-26-20 Jupiter-Saturn 616 PM EST CLOSER IMG_3744 sml.JPG

 

12-26-20 Jupiter-Saturn 616 PM EST CLOSEST IMG_3745 sml.JPG


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Posted 29 December 2020 - 06:28 PM

Jupiter, its moons and Saturn the day after the conjunction.

 

Jupiter, Saturn & Moons_Sharp_Crop.jpg

 

Equipment was my WO GTF102 refractor (f/7.7), Canon T3i DSLR, iOptron iEQ45 Pro GEM. The mount was guided to minimize drift. Acquisition software was Backyard EOS in Planetary mode at an image scale of 1.13 arc-sec/pixel. I took 600 images at each exposure setting from 1/800 second at ISO 100 to 1/8 second at ISO 6400 in steps of one stop.

 

Jupiter's moons were too faint compared to the planets to capture everything in the same image. Therefore, I picked the best few exposure settings for the planets and the moons, separately, and aligned and stacked them independently. Finally, I pasted the best planet images over the planets in the best moon image.


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Posted 08 January 2021 - 10:49 AM

I know I'm a little late to the game.  We had a lot of clouds during the viewing window, with the only real opportunities falling on the 20th and 22nd.  Both of those were quite windy, so I did some observing from the scope, but the wind really did a number on stability.  I did set up one of the 600Ds with a 35mm lens and captured this timelapse.  

 

https://youtu.be/q_Lb9hleJbQ



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Posted 11 January 2021 - 11:08 PM

Hi there. Also late to the game but I thought I would share my attempt from San Jose, CA. I have an 8SE and T3i. I took a bunch of different short video clips at different exposures and then stacked and overlayed them in GIMP. I am new to astrophotography but I had fun making this. Thanks.

 

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