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#1 karemrazim

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:19 PM

I took this pic of Jupiter, I know that its not the greatest, but what I'm curious about is the other visible light blob below and to the left of Europa.  I took several pictures over the course of about an hour and this "blob" shows up in all of the pictures, and in the same oriented position.  Is this some crap on my optics?
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:49 AM

What kind of equipment are you using? It looks like it is way over exposed. How long was the exposer? I took this one at .500 sec then messing with the Histogram to bring the details out. 10" SCT.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:53 PM

Well done, Cannon for getting a shot that shows the moons and surface detail. Never managed it myself.

Quite often background stars come into the field of view and can be confused with moons. However, with practice, the moons look more like small pearls, while the stars are more pointlike.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 08:01 AM

Thanks, It takes alot of different settings to expermint with, but sometimes you get a good keeper. Still learning!

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 11:53 AM

Cannon,

Awesome shot of Jupiter.  One a scale of 1-100 with 100 being best how would you rate the visibility for this pix.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 01:17 PM

You've got a hell of a lot of detail there, what camera did you use?

I took this one about 3 years ago with an LPI. I managed to capture two of the moons.

Oh!....10" SCT also.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 02:08 PM

I used a DSI-IIC with a 10" Meade SCT LX200 GPS.

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 03:04 PM

You've got a hell of a lot of detail there, what camera did you use?

I took this one about 3 years ago with an LPI. I managed to capture two of the moons.

Oh!....10" SCT also.


That little LPI is a great device for the money.  Thats a great shot Dave.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:53 PM

Thanks Roger

I also have the DSIc and DSI Pro III but have never had any good results using those for planets.

Maybe I should try again.

I have the exact same telescope cannon.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:07 PM

Are you using a kernal fiter? That is one of the settings I used.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:36 PM

What does a kernal filter do?

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:03 AM

When you click on planets in envisage, you will have a kernal filter option hard, medium, soft and edges.
You have the option of how many images are taken then the filter will squeeze one in. This filter system sharpens the image. You have to goof with it, but it is worth the time.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:35 PM

Cannon,

OK, thanks for the explanation.  I haven't gotten in depth with the program.

#14 Philip Pugh

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:37 PM

Thanks, It takes alot of different settings to expermint with, but sometimes you get a good keeper. Still learning!


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