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Hey all, I just started imaging the planets again after a long break. I have just purchased some new equipment a ZWO ASI224MC and skywatcher ADC (replacement for SPC900). I have read a lot about image quality depending on the height of the planets. The image shows top row images I took in Dec 2012 SPC900 ( looks like the world did not end 🙂 ) and bottom row July 2019 224MC. Would the difference I am seeing in quality be down to just position or am I not setting the new camera correctly? Thanks for any more image examples or help.
Hey all, I cannot believe my luck. I was out on the 31st July practicing imaging Jupiter and Saturn with the my new ADC and ZWO Asi224MC. All of a sudden the ISS started to appear from the South West heading East. I quickly released the clutches on the mount and followed the ISS the best I could with the finder scope. Everything was set in sharp cap for the Jupiter capture, ROI was set to 320 x 240, 2x barlow plus ADC. I could not believe it out of 6500 frames I manged to find 13 frames, which I stacked. Second bit of luck, PIPP said it could not find an object, so I turned the option off and it ran without errors. The hero was AutoStakkert which sorted the frames to the front of the ser file.
Composite of 3 images from my night:
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.
Another attemp on Jupiter from me, a novice on astrophotography, lol. But this time image is taken using Orion Shorty Plus 2X Barlow. Image is still captured using Canon 60D, prime focus on CPC1100. Stacked and processed using Registax and Instagram as usual 🙂
Two attemps on Jupiter which produce more or less the same image. Seeing from the image, I think this barlow degrade image quality quite significant. Please advise if any. Thanks
After imaging quite a detailed image (for using an 8" SCT) of Jupiter last year, I was hoping to match or exceed it this year, but I can't quite get that atmospheric condition which will allow me to capture those fine structures.
Attached is my best Jupiter this year... I would have thought I'd get more detail since Jupiter passes overhead near zenith... I guess I just have to keep trying and hope for that super still night.