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Although this image is not of a planet, it is of a planetary satellite and I can't find anywhere more appropriate to post it.
Last summer I imaged (the locations of) some satellites of Jupiter and Saturn but have only just got around to processing them. One target was Albiorix, aka Saturn XXVI. Discovered in 2000, it is only 30km across, roughly half the diameter of the M25 motorway. At the time of observation it was magnitude V=21.5.
62 1-minute subs taken with an unfiltered SX814 on a 0.4m Dilworth were stacked on the mean motion of the satellite and the result compared with the MPC ephemeris and the DSS2 images. The stars are trailed; the faintest one nearby is catalogued at g=20.68 in Gaia EDR3. Its trailed image is marked with the asterisk and red arrow. Despite the low signal to noise, Albiorix shows up untrailed in precisely the correct location; there are no stars of comparable brightness at that position in DSS2 and there were no asteroids thereabouts at that time according to the MPC, so I'm reasonably confident of the identification.
When you have a lot of fun stuff you always think, is there another way I can use it ? I bought recently an used GoPro Hero5 Black camera. It's excelent to do time lapse movies with. But could it be used for astrophotography ? I have in mind doing time lapse of meteor showers. When I use my DSLR with a mechanical shutter I use 1/100 of its life time every night I use it for time lapse. With the GoPro camera there is no mechnical shutter, but will it be sensitive enough ? A very rough estimate is that it only have 1/10 of the sensitivity per pixel. But I'm curious, I want to test it.
I collected some information here and test that I have done:
At the end a link to last night Perseid meteor shower. And it really works, but only catch the strongest meteors, but the camera is small and I can have it in my pocket so very easy to bring out in the dark and setup.
Probably a beginners question this one, but here goes....
I was just wondering if it was possible to operate two or more cameras, controlled by UFOCapture, with the same PC? If it was 2 cameras to operate, you would obviously have to have two independent video grabbers set up via two separate USB ports and recognised by the computer as such. Setting up two grabbers would likely mean you would need to have two different (and fixed) I/O configurations to input into Windows Device Manager that identifies them as totally independent so the PC doesn't get confused. That's maybe more than a simple PnP task. And you'd obviously need, I'm guessing, two instances of UFOCapture installed (with presumably two licenses?) that recognises the two different cameras.
Has anybody actually tried doing this? Would it even work? I'd be interested to know if anyone has experience of this....
Was just viewing moon through telescope at around 17:30-17:40 New Year's eve 2019.I looked around the night sky seeing what was out. Then above the moon(south).I spotted moving bright objects in the sky (satellites). I saw a couple move across the sky. Then I saw they were moving in a straight diagnol line. This happened for about 5 minutes straight I reckon I at least saw 35+ satellites. I then saw a bright torch beam so I am not sure where that came from. I typed it up and I heard SpaceX launched 60 satelittes. Have you ever experinced this? I live in Newcastle let me know if you have.