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First Jupiter

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Scopejunkie, Jun 15, 2019.

First Jupiter

Started by Scopejunkie on Jun 15, 2019 at 11:48 PM

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  1. Scopejunkie

    Scopejunkie Well-Known Member

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    Soft sky. Seeing 3". Jupiter only 23 degrees up. Had to try my first shot. Got a long way to go. :)
     

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    Looks pretty decent.

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    There really is lots of detail in the cloud layers. Good job.
     
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    More cheap thrills :D Seeing bad. Jupiter up 29 degrees.
     

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    Much better, and lots of detail. Nice!

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    Nice work, Scopejunkie. Plenty of detail in the cloud bands :)
     
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    Thanks all. I learned machining the old fashion way (50 years ago) by "turning cranks." When CNC machining came along my old school methods of precision machining gave me a deeper appreciation for what high level CNC machining offered. I figured I had better learn how to use the cheap tools of lunar/planetary photography before I invest in better tools. I'm still "turning cranks." ;)
     
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    Hopefully getting better at this. I will to give it another try tonight. Sure wish the "seeing " would cooperate!
     

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    Still learning processing. Last night (Saturday) I got my first "red spot" photo with Europa about to ingress. Seeing soft. About 4-5/10 Monday night is supposed to be better. We shall see. Not holding my breath :rolleyes: Looking forward to my first Saturn shot. Enjoying the adventure.
     

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    Going through my captures on the 28th of June I did find a few taken earlier that evening that were under slightly better seeing conditions.
     

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    Got my first Saturn shot. Saturn was only 21 degrees up. Seeing was soft as usual. After playing around with this 50 dollar camera I have a much greater appreciation for those "knock-your-socks-off" moon/planet photos others take. Hope to get to that level someday. :)
     

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    I'm coming in on this thread late but, better late then never IMHO. Your acquisition of the targets is pretty darn awesome , the processing is something we all fight with . Better Jupe than my 1st and your Saturn is looking good . Keep up shooting my friend
     
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    Thanks! I did some more captures forgetting the fact that the aftershock tremors from the second earthquake in Ridgecrest (about 60mi away as the crow flies) would knock the scope around :eek:o_O I did get a few Jupiter and Saturn shots off. A few were ruined from the tremors. Rockin' and Rollin' in So Cal!
     

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    Jupiter the same "earthquake" night.
     

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    Last night I got another capture of the Hyginus-Triesnecker region in deep twilight before the seeing self destructed. My Alpine Valley capture did not work out as well. Still learning the ropes.
     

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    Those are some images that deserve a KUDOS Scopejunkie. I love the color and detail on both .
     
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    Thanks much! I'm slowly trying to learn the ins and outs of this new direction for me in amateur astronomy. Looking forward to a night of good seeing so I can push he envelope!
     
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    Your lunar image is super! Sharp, with good detail.

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    It's going to be one heck of a ride when you do push the envelope , so many GEMS out there in the Void .
     
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    Out practicing captures when I noticed a white spot disrupting Jupiter’s atmosphere. Seeing about 5/10. Did anybody else see this under better seeing conditions?
     

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