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Here's my best capture so far of Jupiter reaching the limits of my equipment.

Taken at around 0:30 on 11th Feb 2016, 4 subs of Jupiter taken at ISO400 1/200sec f/12.7 & 4 subs of the moons taken at ISO800 1/2sec f/12.7.

Each set of sub were processed through PIPP, then AS2! and then selective sharpening in PS before being composited into one single image to show planet & moons.

My meager equipment being an Olympus E-510 4/3 dSLR attached to a 40 year old M42 mount 400mm f/6.3 preset lens via an adaptor and a x2 teleconveter.

This gave me a equivalent focal length of 1600mm at full frame but my f/ratio reduced to f/12.7 (roughly).

Having said that, I am overjoyed with the result & getting some visible banding on Jupiter. Being able to capture any detail at all from Jupiter with my current setup has been a goal of mine for ages, now ticked off.

Two images here, both the same just one is labelled for ease.

Thanks for looking.

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Jupiter & 4 moons [2016.02.11] - composite image by 1CM69, on Flickr

 

 

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Jupiter & 4 moons [2016.02.11] labelled for identification - composite image by 1CM69, on Flickr

 

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3 minutes ago, Grotemobile said:

Very good. I can see that a lot of work

went into getting that.

 

Steve.

Thank you & yes, many 'wasted' hours trying differing techniques and settings to get consistency. 

Hopefully clear again tonight to have another go ;)

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2 hours ago, laudropb said:

Very nice capture.

 

4 hours ago, bunnygod1 said:

Great end result, always nice to see the moons in the image as well.

 

2 hours ago, Aussie Dave said:

A very nice result and explanation of the processes involved, well done, looks good.

 

2 hours ago, laudropb said:

Very nice capture.

Thanks

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