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I decided while i was taking pics of the moon to have a go at jupiter. At first i used the 10mm but it wasn't big enough to see so decided to use the 4mm. I know Jupiter's low, full moon etc but was wondering why i could not see any banding or moons in the photo yet can see them in the eyepiece?

Any help, tips, ideas are welcome.


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I'm no expert, but I think you'll find it's down to exposure. Here's one I did a few nights back 13 seconds at is800, well over exposed but picked up the moons. Having this now I would lower the exposure in steps to try and find a medium, then maybe combine the best into a stack to show the best attributes from all..

Hope it helps



Should add it was prime focus. 250px with canon 500d


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Also could anyone help on which ISO speed to use

(Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250)

and which exposure time to use

(None, 0.5 sec, 0.7 sec, 1.0 sec, 1.5 sec, 2.0 sec, 3.0 sec, 4.0 sec).

Any other tips are appreciated.

P.S The camera is a Kodak Easyshare M753 Point and Shoot Camera.

Kodak Easyshare M753 Slim Digital Camera: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

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Hi, I'm new and experimenting with Jupiter too.

I've purchased a T-Ring adapter for my camera, which lets me connect my DSLR directly onto my telescope. Adaptors - T Rings

I use ISO values from 100 to 400. I've attached an image that is an example of what I get that way...

I think webcams are supposed to be better for planetary work btw..


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I should add that the camera settings were ISO200 at 1/30 Secs. No modification to WB or EC, no post-processing either, this is how the image appears...

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