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Jupiter 30.12.2013


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Stuck my head out the window this evening at around 9pm and saw it was clear so set up to try and catch a final Jupiter of 2013. Seeing was not good at all, transient high cloud also which stopped play after just 90 minutes of actual useable time once scope had cooled.


Scope: 200P Mount:NEQ6 Pro Camera: ZWO ASI120MC


2047 of 2500 frames stacked/wavelets in Registax 5.1, unsharp mask in PS CS2.


Capture 30_12_2013 22_35_26_pippUS by Gattouomo161, on Flickr

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Cheers Damian, very kind of you to say :)

I (like most I think) am constantly trying to get better, more detailed images. I have a feeling I will need to get a x4 powermate to get more detail I think. Hopefully there may be a January sale on them :D

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Not that I'm much of an imager or anything, but how often do you check the Collimation on your scope Felix? I watched Damien Peaches' DVD on planetary imaging and he said it was of the upmost importance to have "PERFECT" Collimation.

Edit: nice picture too :)

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Every session Tobias. Once it's in the mount I check collimation visually first, just a simple check to see all three mirror clips to check it is all squared up nicely and then with Hotech self centering laser collimator. With it being a newt I always do it every time as I am paranoid that any bump will knock it out of collimation. I when that is done I do a star test and Defocus and check for a nice ring donut shape. Only then do I think about starting imaging.

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