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Cosmic Geoff

Jupiter, Mars, Saturn 21 March

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This morning I had another go at imaging the planets with my recently acquired ASI120MC camera, and the  127mm Celestron Mak Nexstar SLT. While the images are not that great compared with other peoples' work, I count them as a useful result as they show as much as I could see visually with the same telescope in the same session.  In particular, the Jupiter pics clearly show the Great Red Spot, which I could not see visually this morning and have rarely seen with this telescope.

The seeing was not great and I have seen more on Jupiter visually on other occasions. One Jupiter image is the correct way round, the other still flipped horizontally. I focused on the moons.

 

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A good set of images given the very low altitudes of these planets

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Some nice images Geoff. Haven’t had the chance myself to look at the planets yet.

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Like it! :)  Gives me a good idea of what I should be able to capture with my ASI 120MC with my C8 SCT when I get a chance too some time soon I hope. :) 

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You also seem to have captured a Jovian moon or two.

Two of the moons are in the frame, one each side. The images were captured as a video, and processed in Registax6.

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well done Geoff, a good attempt under the circumstances.

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