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Jupiter, Europa, Ganymede and Io, July 25, C9.25

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#1 KiwiRay

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 10:28 PM

Seeing was not on my side this morning as I attempted to make a sequence of recordings for an animation of a triple moon event: the end of a Ganymede transit with a Europa and shadow transit, followed by Io disappearing into Jupiter's shadow. This was the best I could salvage from 90 minutes of sitting outside hoping for conditions to improve. Others have captured nicer images from this time, but I still like seeing the three moons together in this otherwise mediocre pair of images.

 

08:44 & 09:04 UT

 

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Nexstar Evolution 9.25 with 2x Barlow and ADC. ASI224MC camera.

 

 


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#2 RickD_99

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Posted 25 July 2021 - 10:31 PM

Nothing mediocre about those frames Ray! You are constantly inspiring this newbie C9.25 owner! bow.gif


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Posted 25 July 2021 - 10:41 PM

Excellent animation and detail on moons Ray. Well done!
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Posted 25 July 2021 - 10:55 PM

Really nice set of images, Ray smile.gif.


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Posted 25 July 2021 - 11:04 PM

Sure, seeing was not your friend here Ray, but the "moon-dance" - or should I say "shuffle" - is good to see..! waytogo.gif


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Posted 25 July 2021 - 11:32 PM

great work. Did you use a standard 1.25" barlow or something like a powermate?


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Posted 25 July 2021 - 11:38 PM

Really an impressive image KiwiRay.  Thanks for posting.....


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Posted 26 July 2021 - 03:43 AM

This is fantastic Ray :bow: Beautiful animation and detail :waytogo:
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Posted 26 July 2021 - 03:59 AM

I'd give up a fairly important body part for some of your mediocrity to come my way! Well done!

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#10 KiwiRay

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Posted 26 July 2021 - 10:16 AM

Thanks Rick, Frank, Andrew, Darryl, Todd, Jim, Roberto and Tim for the kind comments. It was nice to get something from this session, and the "moon shuffle" (as Darryl calls it) is pretty cool to see. The original plan was for 15 images, and I persevered up to the 11th recording before it became clear that hitting record was pointless. It's always worth a try!


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Posted 26 July 2021 - 10:29 AM

Awesome moon detail! Fantastic.  I am hoping to take my first crack at Jupiter soon. Still have to stay up too late to see it right now...


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Posted 26 July 2021 - 11:21 AM

Wow! Amazing detail on the moons!


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Posted 26 July 2021 - 12:17 PM

If that is "mediocre", than I'm in a very deep well to climb out from. 



#14 KiwiRay

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Posted 26 July 2021 - 12:53 PM

If that is "mediocre", than I'm in a very deep well to climb out from. 

Relative conditions can have a very local interpretation. Folks in some places seem to crank out endless excellent images, while for others, good seeing is much less frequent and a "mediocre" image can be a real achievement. I learned in my first full summer of imaging in 2020 (with Mars as the focus) that Seattle can have many days of very good seeing at this time of the year. These images were captured in below-average seeing conditions for summer in Seattle, although were I to capture images like this in November or December, I'd probably be delighted.



#15 The_8_Bit_Zombie

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Posted 26 July 2021 - 06:43 PM

Great shots!


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