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Saturn & Jupiter Sept 28th

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#1 schu

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Posted 28 September 2022 - 10:50 PM

Pretty good seeing tonight up in the atmosphere for Saturn, but an annoying low level breeze bounced the telescope around.  Still managed enough frames to get what I think is my personal best Saturn:

 

Sat 1 Jpg Rz

 

 

Then it was over to Jupiter.  It was futher east up over the city with much worse seeing and the breeze had picked up even worse, but still was able to get some passable images.

 

Jup 1 Jpg Rz
Jup 212359 lapl6 ap137 Rz

 

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#2 EGregerson

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Posted 29 September 2022 - 02:03 AM

Hi; nice pics.  i noticed the lower one has ap 137.  do you choose the alignment points or auto?  i've read u should use like 2 dozen or so; maybe i should try morel.   


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Posted 29 September 2022 - 08:39 AM

Really nice Saturn!  I've commented a few times over the last few months how Saturn usually seems to receive better seeing than Jupiter, despite being lower in our northern skies.  Many others have achieved similar results in practice. Just doesn't add up!

 

 

EGregerson - Emil recommends 30-40 for Jupiter's disk at optimal resolution - not sure what the recommendation would be for a wide-field, lo-res.




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