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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. Ed D

    Ed D Well-Known Member

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    I haven't seen it, or at least don't remember. There are images of "The Great White Spot" in ALPO Japan: LINK

    That's so cool you caught it. Nice job.

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    Thanks for the great link! The map of Jupiter on the 17th shows the spot confirming my shot! Nice!
     
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    I did a capture of Jupiter tonight with the C-14 reduced to 117mm aperture (4.625") @F/33 just for fun. Surprised at the result. I didn't expect to capture Io and Ganymede in the process. Pushed to F/66 and the image held up. And the learning continues...
     

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    I shot my first shadow transit tonight in a very soft sky. Seeing was about 3-4/10 Jupiter looked like it was under waves. I'm hoping the seeing will get better when our current heat wave subsides.
     

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    Tried another reduced aperture capture (F/33) using a twin aperture mask (117mm) seeking to increase resolution at the lower aperture and reduce seeing affects. Slightly interesting result. Full aperture capture was again seeing limited.
     

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    Nice images in your post #25. Aperture masking seems to work for you in dealing with less than ideal conditions.

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    Thanks Ed D! The seeing finally settled somewhat after 10:00pm local time. Jupiter was behind a big tree when the seeing settled. I captured my best Saturn so far. I'm hoping to get a night where I can go to the limit with this cheap camera before I upgrade. And the adventure continues...
     

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    Still hacking and pushing the envelope... Another shot of Saturn. Pushed the C14 to F/30 for the capture. Seeing currently better in the late evening. This camera is the best 50bucks I have ever spent on astro gear. I'm a bit surprised and stunned. Hats off to the great software designers.
     

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    What camera did you get? I tried looking in other posts but couldn't find anything about it. Just curious.

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    The camera is a SVBONY SV105. $59.00 (2MP, 30FPS, 1920X1080, 3micron) It's a beginners camera. I only expected so-so images and have been pleasantly surprised as my images are getting better as I learn the camera, software, and various imaging techniques. Currently using Smartcap, Registax 6, and Paint Shop Pro, for my software. Still have a way to go. I think I have most of the basic stuff down. Now I need to learn the "fine" tech. Having fun along the way. :cool:
     
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    The picture of post #28 should have been tagged 12Aug19_1. Old brain "fart." I really hate it when I do that when writing checks! I think I will let the software tag the pics instead of me from now on o_O I just have to "remember" to let it do that :D
     

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