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Jupiter 8.3.2016 00:15 Europa just entered the disk

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after a long time I finally had time and a reason to image a bit. And it was NICE. And cold ;-) But for good, all my equipment worked. Dewcap heater keept the corrector plate clean. Motor Focusser worked via Bluetooth.

Celestron Mak127 NexstarSLT, 2x Barlow (cheap one), Nikon D5100.

After testing a Rasperry Pi cam as Astrocam (worked soso...) I started just in time to get the entering of Europa. I tried several images but so far only the FullHD videos seem to have good data in them. The attached image is one I processed just after the session (3 o Clock in the night). Today I realized that I just choosed the one where Europa just had entered, tired and frozen I tried to see Europa more on the planetary disk and completely ignored the pimple "artifact" left :-)

Processed with PIPP for cropping and pre-process, then Autostakkert! (3x drizzle) and then Registaxx for the Wavelet magic.

Today I will look if there is more data to process.

The entering of Io I watched in the eyepiece, quite interesting!




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6 minutes ago, mikeskor said:

I like your image and I find your equipment setup interesting.

An excellent chat-up line for astronomers! :happy7:

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Another one, Europa a bit more on the disk. Seems this is all I can squeeze out of my videos. Anyone likes to try?



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Wrong image

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Hrmp. Double post.

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