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Jupiter and Callisto early hours 12-01-2014


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A bit of a battle last night with technical problems and passing cloud but managed this of Jupiter and Callisto with the Great Red Spot just appearing.


Usual kit, Celestron c9.25 on Skywatcher Neq6, QHY IMG0H camera with Televue x2 barlow and extension.


Had to use EZplanetary to capture (2000 frames) as firecapture not working since downloading v2.2.


Processed in Pipp / Autostakkert and wavelets in Registax 6.






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Thanks Mark, I put a load on FB with various processing on them. Looking at that now, I should have cropped the edges.


I was pleased to get some reasonable images because at some points the seeing was really good but I was struggling with technical difficulties.


We never did try your camera on the c9.25 thursday night, need to give it a go at some point.

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Eddy, adding an extension means to place a barlow lens with the lens element removed on the camera side of the optical train. So if you are already using a barlow lens you would place it after that thus increasing image size. I have a skywatcher barlow with the lens element removed..

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Hmm interesting, I've got a normal TV 2x barlow, what would I need to achieve this?

All you need Eddy is a metal tube hence why people use the option of buying a cheap Barlow and removing the glass. I have a couple of extensions that I sometimes use, one is 2 inches the other 1.5 inches. I stacked both last night on top of the 2x powermate. I'll upload the images later or tomorrow. Still got a load of footage to go through!

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