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Jupiter and the Galilean Moons 26/3/2017

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Last night was a beautiful night to image Jupiter and it's moons. After I took low exposures to get more detail on Jupiter (1/625 seconds) I bumped it up to 1/10 seconds to get the moons.

I took the images with a Celestron 114 LCM 4.5" reflector and a Neximage Burst as the camera.

The image is 2000 frames and was stacked and processed with Registax 6.1.

Thank you and clear skies!

Adam

jupiter17 pro.jpg

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Very nice, if you use the histogram in capture software, aim for about 70% fill and you should see more detail on planet surface, all down to personal taste obviously.

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10 minutes ago, knobby said:

Very nice, if you use the histogram in capture software, aim for about 70% fill and you should see more detail on planet surface, all down to personal taste obviously.

Hi Knobby, Thank you I will definitely try out the histogram feature. Next time I'm out.

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Nice capture of Jupiter and the Galilean moons. It is hard to get both moons and Jupiter properly exposed. Very often people make composites of multiple exposures to get both planetary detail and the moons

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very nice picture.

                          bob

 

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Nicely presented image :) As mentioned if you want to get the planet and the moons in the same shot you can use short exposure video to get detail on jupiter, and then use a longer exposure video to get the moons, stack and sharpen separately then combine the two in post processing.  What software are you using?

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Hello and thanks Craig, I am using Registax 6.1 for stacking and processing. I am looking at maybe switching to Autostakkert for stacking but I might stay with Registax for the moment as it's easy to navigate through for beginners like me. I do have images such as my profile image currently that are focused on detail for Jupiter which could be used for the short/long exposure combo. But I want to try out the histogram feature that a fellow user mentioned above as it is said to up the detail on planets. Is it big difference if you use the histogram or not?

Thanks and clear skies!

Adam.

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