Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Shooting Jupiter Again

It's been donkey's years since I have imaged Jupiter using a webcam and my LX200. That was actually a problem for me tonight as I had to relearn what I had learned 18 months ago! Adjust all the settings, get focus, set the right fps etc. etc. Talk about annoying...

Anyway, the shot below is my best for the night. Seeing conditions were about 2/5 tonight so I as pushing it. I need to think about getting a better resolution camera (DMK series or similar) but this will do for now).

Not sure what the dark spot is at near center. The reddish splodge at top right is one of its moons, Io.

Image details:
  • Meade LX200 8" SCT @ F12.6
  • Philips SPC900NC Webcam
  • 2170 frames
  • 15 frames per second
  • Captured in K3CCDTools
  • Stacked in Registax


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Beautiful! Really beautiful!


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Darryl said...

I've always thought I was alone when I had trouble figuring out how to put everything together for an astrophotography session at the beginning of a new season. It may be annoying but it sure reminds me how much I love this hobby/passion.

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Hi Daryl,

Yeah! Especially when you haven't been out for a while! Drives me nuts!

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