Jupiter and Saturn - 31 August

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Jupiter and Saturn - 31 August

Post by smerral »

Jupiter and Saturn imaged with the C8 last night using the Altair GPcam V2 and RGB filters. Both remain at a low elevation from this latitude (58 degrees north) but it's a big improvement from previous years.

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Re: Jupiter and Saturn - 31 August

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Very nice! Jupiter looked like that for me, but smaller, with eye floaties. :D
I was looking for the Great Red Spot, visible to me at local time 21:30, but did not find it.
Nice snapshots. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Jupiter and Saturn - 31 August

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smerral wrote: Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:20 am Both remain at a low elevation from this latitude (58 degrees north) but it's a big improvement from previous years.
Have you tried with an IR-pass filter? This can help cut through the wobbles when things are down in the weeds.
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Re: Jupiter and Saturn - 31 August

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Very nice pair of planet pics . I haven't visually observed nor imaged any planets (except the peoples planet) for a few years now. So I get a weird feeling admiring your excellent images of Saturn & Jupiter.
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Re: Jupiter and Saturn - 31 August

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Brian, thanks for posting these. The colour is delicately portreyed in your Jupiter image and the shadow of the globe on the ring is visible in the Saturn shot.
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Re: Jupiter and Saturn - 31 August

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Thanks for all the appreciative comments. :)

Skybrowser:
Have you tried with an IR-pass filter? This can help cut through the wobbles when things are down in the weeds.
I actually use a Baader 610 long pass filter, which I find works just as well as the IR filter and gives a brighter image. I also have an atmospheric dispersion corrector. The images were done with RGB filters (the R being the 610) and the final result uses R as luminance and RGB for colour. i.e RRGB.
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Altair Astro 102 ED refractor with Lunt B600 CaK diagonal
Coronado PST DS, Daystar Quark
ZWO ASI120MM camera, Canon 1000D (astro modified), Starlight Express SXV H9-C.
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Re: Jupiter and Saturn - 31 August

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smerral wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:26 am Thanks for all the appreciative comments. :)

Skybrowser:
Have you tried with an IR-pass filter? This can help cut through the wobbles when things are down in the weeds.
I actually use a Baader 610 long pass filter, which I find works just as well as the IR filter and gives a brighter image. I also have an atmospheric dispersion corrector. The images were done with RGB filters (the R being the 610) and the final result uses R as luminance and RGB for colour. i.e RRGB.
OK, way ahead of me!

Do you find the dispersion corrector noticeably improves matters? I confess, I've always been a little sceptical of them.
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Re: Jupiter and Saturn - 31 August

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Do you find the dispersion corrector noticeably improves matters? I confess, I've always been a little sceptical of them.
Oh yes I'm sure it does to a certain extent. But in the end nothing can beat a good elevation and decent seeing.
BRIAN
Celestron Nexstar 8SE, Ioptron CEM 25P mount
Altair Astro 102 ED refractor with Lunt B600 CaK diagonal
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