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Jupiter and Saturn 09-26-2021 with a 8" LX90 and Canon T3i

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#1 Tim J Fowler

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 01:08 PM

Disappointed in the seeing forecast that never really panned out. Jupiter and Saturn both looked like someone was messing with the focus knob on the telescope the whole time during the captures. That being said, I'm not terribly unhappy with the resulting images, given the equipment I use and my ability. I was wanting to capture Io as it disappeared behind Jupiter, but the 1st image is as close as I got. The last image is just the 1st image cropped to include Europa. Saturn turned out nicer than I thought it would. I'm pretty sure something got a little cantywhompus in my image train, but last night was the first night powering the camera with a dummy battery and saving captures to the new 2TB HD I have velcroed on my laptop, and all of that went smoothly, so I call it a successful night.

Jupiter images were 1/160th sec, ISO 1600, 5000 frames. Saturn was 1/15th sec, ISO 800, 10000 frames. All were a 25% stack.

Thanks for looking,

Tim

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 01:18 PM

Verry nice workDo you work with a guidescope or do you off axis?

I have a 10 inch lx90.



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Posted 27 September 2021 - 01:27 PM

Verry nice workDo you work with a guidescope or do you off axis?

I have a 10 inch lx90.

Thank you! No, no guide scope or guiding of any kind. Just the tracking provided by the LX90's Alt/Az mount.

Tim


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Posted 27 September 2021 - 02:14 PM

A very good result.
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Posted 27 September 2021 - 03:09 PM

A very good result.
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Thanks, Paul!



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Posted 27 September 2021 - 05:23 PM

Very nice Tim :)


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Posted 27 September 2021 - 05:27 PM

Very nice Tim smile.gif

Thanks, Andrew!



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Posted 10 October 2021 - 06:27 AM

Thank you! No, no guide scope or guiding of any kind. Just the tracking provided by the LX90's Alt/Az mount.

Tim

Very nice Tim!

 

I have a similar set up and am just in the early stages of this. Can you answer my newbie question as to how you got 10,000 frames of Saturn? I assume you don't mean it was a video clip...

 

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 01:58 PM

Very nice Tim!

 

I have a similar set up and am just in the early stages of this. Can you answer my newbie question as to how you got 10,000 frames of Saturn? I assume you don't mean it was a video clip...

 

Steve

 

It was a video. I record using my Canon T3i plugged in to my laptop running BackyardEOS. Recording at 30 fps, 10,000 frames is about a 6 minute video.


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