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  1. From the album: Stargazing

    © Dave France

  2. Photos taken via my Samsung Galaxy J7 through my Orion f4 scope. The images of Jupiter and its' moons 1,3,and 5 were captured through a 20mm lens. Images 2 and 4 were captured with an Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens through a 20mm lens.
  3. I have CdC set up to show "faint satellites" (Setup > Solar system > 'show faint satellites of the outer planets' [checked]), but this post suggests that, for Jupiter, only the innermost 8 moons (including the Galileans) are on the database. Does anyone know if it is possible to add the orbital elements of the outer moons somewhere, to get them to display as well, and, if so, how to go about it? Thanks.
  4. Good morning the fine people of sgl.... as a good handful of you know I'm rather new to astronomy.... unfortunatly for the past two weeks my health hasn't been too good so on them brief nights between being cloudy and clear I haven't been able to enjoy viewing with my scope. the past few days I haven't been hitting my pillow until 9am and I have been viewing Jupiter out the window wishing I was well enough to go out to the garden and take a more magnified peek. I'm pleased to say this morning was the morning! my first view of Jupiter and its moons!!! i didn't need to star hop as I could see it clearly by eye! And sky map confirmed my suspicions that the bright star in the sky was my target days ago! im also very happy with my scope the swe130p , I didn't except viewing to be so good!!! firstly I put in my 25mmEP which gave me a mag of x26 jupiter looked like a bright star with its moons orbiting to the right , still amazing although lacking and other detail, next up was my 10mm which upped the mag to x65 .... again lacking detail as before but a little bigger, then I put in my UWA 4mm plossl and omg!!!! Totally blown away!!! this gave me x162.5 ... i could clearly see two bands after a couple of seconds of eye adjustment. Bare in mind I'm in a heavily light polluted area ,The moons where a lot bigger but still looked like stars, i have to say this has really made my day! What a beautiful sight to behold and one more target off my list. i know apperture is king and I would prefer a 8" scope all day in the bay but I do recommend the scope I have to anyone waiting to try viewing the heavens. on a side note, tried a planetary filter with the 4mm EP.... made no difference except the fact a gallilaon moon disappeared (if I named the moons correctly ) clear sky's guys
  5. Well I had a fairly productive night under the stars despite the almost full moon! Started out learning some new techniques for my DSO imaging, drift alignment with Metaguide etc... and gathering data on M57 until the unscheduled clouds rolled in for a laughs!!! Went to bed and set the alarm for 03:00 this morning when Jupiter would be in position for an image run... Got straight into it with the ExtQ, then I decided to try to see if I could increase the amplification of the ExtQ by adding a short extension tube and guess what it worked... This morning I calculate that I had about 1.9x instead of the 1.6 times magnification and you can clearly see the diference in the image set attached below. All image runs were 2000 frame @ 30 frame / sec using Firecapture and the DMK21 USB camera. Also, I now have a Celestron Ultima 2x barlow on its way to me from the UK, so when I return from my business trip, weather gods permitting I can push the Mewlon harder. I hope yo like the set, everything has been processed in the normal manner. However, I'm going to have a play with A2!S this afternoon to see if I can make any improvement. Your tips / suggestions are welcome? PS it great imaging the planets, I can post the result the next day, with DSO I have to wait sometimes a month to complete the image!!!
  6. Hi everyone, Can anyone confirm (or refute) - have I imaged Ganymede and Europa in orbit around Jupiter or is that just wishful thinking? (Only equipment used was a Lumix G7 with 150mm zoom lens - effectively 300mm with 2x crop factor - and of course a tripod). It appears to be the case and yet I can't quite allow myself to believe it... Thanks from an old newbie.
  7. From the album: My Astro Pics

    Taken with my iPhone through a Baader Zoom Eyepiece + Baader Neodymium Filter using my Orion XT8.

    © ©DanielJamesWatts

  8. From the album: My Astro Pics

    Taken with my iPhone 3GS through a Baader Zoom Eyepiece + Baader Neodymium Filter using my Orion XT8.

    © ©DanielJamesWatts

  9. Rickvanman

    Jupiter & Moons

    From the album: Rickvaman

    Jupiter & moons taken 25th March 2017 from a light polluted garden in North Wiltshire.
  10. Hi all, been pretty quiet lately due to shoddy weather! Finally spotted about 5 nanoseconds of reasonable seeing here on Saturday night, so managed to get a bit of a Jupiter family portrait before the atmosphere boiled over again. Sadly couldn't stay awake long enough to wait for the GRS to appear (next time) - but happy to get what looks like some sort of detail on Callisto (or is it just exposure anomaly...ho hum) Celestron 9.25" SCT on EQ6, DMK 21 camera with RGB filters. Separate exposures per object to get the best image I could for each. Cheers Jim
  11. Hi here is me latest moon images processed stacked by Registax 6 Used 76/700 with modded ps3 eyetoy cam. Also some extra's unique strange stuff i capture on moon you have to over exposure bit like sun when see proms i would like to see more people do this Moon city! Ths sphinx! Called this one temple! The city! Enjoy!
  12. Jupiter and from left to right, Ganymede, Europa and Io. This is 2 images combined, one exposed for Jupiter and one over-exposed for the moons. Skywatcher 200p Philips 840K flashed to SPC900 Skywatcher stock 2x barlow. Jupiter 18th September 2012 by Paul S Wharton, on Flickr Paul
  13. The definition of a moon is a natural object (or satellite) that orbits a planet. To my understanding Saturn's rings are made up of space debris, and they must orbit around the planet. Does that mean that each individual piece of debris and dust in Saturn's rings, and other planet's rings, count as moons?
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