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Old 24-03-2008, 08:31 PM
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Imaging the moons of the outer planets

Hi everyone,

Has any one had much luck capturing the moons of the outer gas giants Neptune and uranus using CCD cameras or astro. video cameras. I have seen on the g-star web site the great image of Uranus and moons. Just looking for some feed back on this as I want to have ago when my camera comes in. I know that they will just be small specks but its the fun of capturing the image of something with reflected light Billions of k's away. Also any luck on Mars 2 moons?, I know planet glare will play apart with this one.

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Old 24-03-2008, 09:09 PM
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Hi Matt

Check out these older IIS posts for moons of Uranus & Neptune:

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=13165
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=12690
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=12583
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=12492
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=12223
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=12288

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Old 24-03-2008, 09:32 PM
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Thanks Dennis for the links,
Top work, I can't wait to give these a try for something different.

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Hi Matt

No worries Matt. Searching for these posts reminded me of the times when it was actually possible to do some decent astronomy from Brisbane. LOL!

Good luck with your project and be sure to post the results.

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Old 24-03-2008, 10:13 PM
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Ah Dennis you are the King of the outer planets, there is no denying that.

Now Matt, I do have an animation around here somewhere taken with a 300D I believe, showing Tritons orbit around Neptune (taken over a few days). It's definitely not a Dennis quality show (we are in awe of his ability at times) but it was still fun.

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=12633

I've also got an animation of the motion of Ceres when it was a planet for all of two and a half weeks. Possibly the only one in existence when it was considered almost a planet http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=12712
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The bloody weather

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Old 24-03-2008, 10:20 PM
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Superwork Paul, considering an 80mm scope. The animation really gets it very intresting. Can't wait for the weather to clear and to start playing with my new camera.

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Dennis is letting you off fairly easy Matt. He hasn't really gobsmacked you as he left out his animation of Eris (more )from last year. And I'm sure he has a Pluto animation hanging around somewhere.

We really are in awe of his skills at times.
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Pluto animation .

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Eris animation. truley out of this world great stuff.

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Dennis and Paul your work is truly inspiring. To capture the outer planets is definitely on my TODO list.

It makes me want to get out there even if it cloudy.


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Question for Dennis

Is it possible to capture an image of pluto's moon Charon. Its listed at Mag 16.5 but this is not out of reach of a large scope 12 inch and up coupled to a sensitive CCD camera, or is the anglular separation to small for our scopes to resolve it from pluto even in ideal seeing.

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It's the angular seperation that is the biggest issue unfortunately.


But you never know with Dennis. He's surpised us before
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