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#1 SBacon

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:13 AM

Well, I wasn't going to post this because I was hoping to get clearer skies and a better shot, but what the heck!  That may be awhile!  Here's my shot of Jupiter on 6/11/17.

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:03 PM

I think you made a nice shot considering you say the sky was not clear.

I have not seen much of the sky in the past few weeks.  One night I was able to show my wife a hazy bit of Jupiter and 4 moons, but other than that I feel lucky if I can even get a glimpse of anything through the clouds.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:17 PM

It might not have the resolution you wanted, but I like the colors showing up in it.  With a messed up sky, that is a really nice image and probably about as good as you can expect. :)

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:22 PM

Great picture, by the way did you get your new mount?
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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:09 AM

Thanks guys.  Rick, I ended up cancelling the order for the new mount.  I got 2 back order notices from the vendor due to delayed deliveries from the supplier.  This gave me more time to think about it.  I haven't spent enough time learning to auto guide.  The time that I did spend with it I couldn't get the guiding program to operate correctly due to something I was doing wrong. I've made some adjustments to the settings but of course, the skies are cloudy.  I really should give auto guiding a chance to see if I can get longer exposures before dropping another $500 into this hobby for a GEM.  After all, the main reason I bought the ZWO camera was to guide and not for the planetary pics, although that is a nice bonus.

 

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:22 PM

Steve,
Sounds like good logic to me. You can always order the new mount if you decide to later. Good luck with the auto guiding.
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