Jump to content

 

1825338873_SNRPN2021banner.jpg.68bf12c7791f26559c66cf7bce79fe3d.jpg

 

First sighting of Jupiter


HumanEnergy
 Share

Recommended Posts

After a while of concentrating on mainly gawping at Saturn since I got my telescope, I decided to give Jupiter a go last night

I thought that the view would be blocked by the flats next to my house but luckily Jupiter emerged from behind them at around 3:40AM. Mars and Venus unfortunately were still blocked from view by the time it was light but of the three I'm glad Jupiter is the one that I could see.

Lovely sight, it wasn't incredibly clear but I could make out a few different bands of colour reasonably well. I saw three moons as well, two close by on the right and one further away on the left. I just bought the Phillips webcam bundle from Morgan Computers so hopefully I'll be able to capture some Jupiter pics with that soon.

My Sony A-55* camera can shoot 1080p video though, so I connected that to the scope and took a couple of videos. I think the sensor is too big though really, but I thought I might as well grab a frame and crop the tiny little bit of it that Jupiter was in :)

Jupiter2011-06-19.jpg

* I keep having to edit my posts when I mention that camera as the swear filter seems to think I'm trying to say "posterior" in a sneaky way if I leave out the hyphen!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi,

Like you I have been gawping at Saturn at every chance I've had but was fortunate to get my gear just in time to see Jupiter at the start of the year. This was as it was getting low in the west so the views weren't the greatest but still I was impressed. Really looking forward to seeing it later when it's higher in the sky.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.