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Jupiter 04/01/2013


oldfruit
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No GRS or moon or shadow transits. Just a few cloud belts. The seeing has been better than last night and i think this shows as there is more subtle detail captured in this set of images.


 


Helios 8 inch newt, spc900 with sharpcap, approx 1000 frames from 1800 and stacked in registax 6.


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Paul i am currently using a Televue 3x barlow, i would love a 5x image mate but will wait for one to come along at the right price.


Have to agree though that Jupiter does look pretty spectacular through that light bucket of yours. :)


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I knew you had the Televue but couldn't remember if it was x3 or x5. A friend of mine has just started imaging Jupiter with a SW200p on HEQ5 and using my spc900 but only has the SW x2 barlow.


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He should get some decent images with that set up but the image will be quite small and of course it will all depend on the quality of the barlow, collimation, seeing etc etc.


You may already be aware of this but you can effectively increase the power of a barlow by using an extension on it or even an old barlow with the lens part taken off. If you slot this into the end of the barlow you are using for imaging it increases the length from the imaging barlow lens to the camera, in effect increasing the focal length, (if i have got this correct?) I use an empty barlow tube as an extension on my 3x barlow and it does increase the image size from what i get using the 3x barlow alone if that makes sense. :wacko:


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More nice images mate.


I didn't get a chance last night before the cloud rolled in.


You've got a large barge starting to break up in the SEB at the top right of the image.


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Nice pictures! I am just waiting for the right moment to have a go myself. I havent used the camera before or sharpcap but looking forward to it.


Any tips please or settings advice?


Thanks.


Richard


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