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Jupiter and Mars conjunction 2018-01-7

By | 2018-01-08T13:40:55+00:00 8 January 2018|Categories: Conjunction, Jupiter, Mars, News, Other|

A very close conjunction.

Object ID Jupiter and Mars in conjunction
Details A very close conjunction, less than 14′ between the two planets. Poor seeing and very low altitude <15degrees
Date/Time 2018-01-7 05:47UT, Inset 06:03UT
Telescope C80ED @ f7.5
Camera Canon 600D
Exposure(s) 30s, inset 0.6s
no darks,  flats or bias
Capture APT unguided
Processing Processed in Photoshop


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Jupiter 2017-05-10

By | 2017-05-12T11:10:06+00:00 11 May 2017|Categories: Jupiter, News|

Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f30 (x2 barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 90s AVI 60fps
Captured with FireCapture
Processed in AutoStakkert, Registax 6, Photoshop CC and Lightroom
21:38 UT Seeing: IV but low altitude 28 degrees
I: 148.67 II: 355.49

A lighter touch on the processing this time.

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Ganymede eclipse 2017-05-09

By | 2017-05-10T16:05:22+00:00 10 May 2017|Categories: Jupiter, News|

14 frame animation
Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f30 (x2 barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 14x90s AVI 60fps
Captured with FireCapture
Stacking in AutoStakkert, wavelets in Registax, processing and rendering in Photoshop CC
21:32 UT – 22:51 UT, Seeing: III

Great Red Spot just appearing at the end of the animation.

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Europa transit 2017-05-04

By | 2017-05-18T15:16:37+00:00 5 May 2017|Categories: Jupiter, News|

17 frame animation
Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f30 (x2 barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 17x90s AVI 60fps
Captured with FireCapture
Stacking in AutoStakkert, wavelets in Registax, processing and rendering in Photoshop CC
21:22 UT – 22:11 UT, Seeing: IV (for here)

GIF animation:

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Jupiter 2017-05-04 Europa transit

By | 2017-05-05T10:18:40+00:00 5 May 2017|Categories: Jupiter, News|

Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f30 (x2 barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 90s AVI 60fps
Captured with FireCapture
Processed in AutoStakkert, Registax 6, Photoshop CC and Lightroom
22:11 UT Seeing: IV but low altitude 28 degrees
I: 301.62 II: 194.04

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