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#1 Alexandrite

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Posted 01 October 2023 - 09:16 PM

Hi all! First time in this subforum, with first images of Jupiter & Saturn - been practicing over the last few days. My Dad ( Flying_Fox ) brought his planetary camera for my Celestron 127SLT telescope.

It's great fun - and a big learning curve!

 

Absolutely fascinating to watch the weather changing on Jupiter - new colours, new clouds - over just a few days. The way post-processing is able to work magic to stack images then bring out details is jaw-dropping.

 

We're going to try to capture the partial occultation of Ganymede by Jupiter tonight... :)

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#2 BQ Octantis

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Posted 01 October 2023 - 09:33 PM

Tickety-boo, mate! Congrats!

 

BQ


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Posted 01 October 2023 - 09:34 PM

Hi,

 

Those are excellent first-time images of Jupiter and Saturn. waytogo.gif


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#4 Alexandrite

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Posted 01 October 2023 - 09:58 PM

One more to add - Saturn with family of satellites. :)

I processed Saturn separately from the satellites due to wildly different brightness, then added them in place in Photoshop.

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