Jupiter!


Spad

Link Posted 27/09/2022 - 12:06
Last night when the weather cleared Jupiter appeared!

It was at its closest to earth since 1963. So attached to the telescope did my camera go!!









At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Last Edited by Spad on 27/09/2022 - 12:08

MikeInDevon

Link Posted 27/09/2022 - 16:32
Good result!

Can you share any technical info please.

It would be nice to have some clear skies here.

Cheers
Mike

Spad

Link Posted 27/09/2022 - 22:08
Thanks Mike.

They were shot with K3 mounted on the below setup:

T Ring Camera Adaptor
Plossl Projection Adaptor on T Ring
Skywatcher 3x Barlow Tube
Skywatcher Starquest 130P 5in Parabolic Mirror Newtonian Reflector Telescope - 650mm at f5

Image 1 & 2 - 10mm Plossl Eyepiece in Projection Adaptor at 1/80th iso8000 giving a magnification of x200.

Image 3 - 25mm Wide Angle Plossl Eyepiece in Projection Adaptor at 1/40th iso3200 given a magnification of x80.
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....
Last Edited by Spad on 27/09/2022 - 22:10

Spad

Link Posted 27/09/2022 - 23:31
Got wrong magnification

Images 1 & 2 are at x52

3 is at x150....

Forgot to carry the 5
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....

Spad

Link Posted 28/09/2022 - 01:34
I got it wrong completely...

Right....

1 & 2 are at x65 magnification

3 is at x26 magnification
At the beggining there was nothing....

Which exploded....

MikeInDevon

Link Posted 28/09/2022 - 16:05
Thanks Spad, I guess the exposure could be short as Jupiter is so bright.

I may be able to try this out using one of my telescopes, old Meade ETX105 (4") and Meade ETX125 (5"). The 4" seems sharper than the 5" which is not what I expected, maybe the optics in the 4" are better set up.

If I have any luck I'll post the results.

Cheers
Mike
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