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Old 02-08-2021, 11:29 PM
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Jupiter and Saturn 1.8.21

While DSLRs are getting some discussion on planetary work, here's a couple I took on Sunday night with a Canon 550d using movie crop mode. I used an 8inch F5 Newt and a 5X Powermate. Seeing was variable and there was occasional cloud passing by but these were my first for the season and things can only get better? We hope!
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Nice shots Michael. Are you planning on a web cam for the future?
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:41 AM
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Thanks Kevin, I sometimes do RGB imaging with my ZWO120MMs but it's a bit tricky to use on Jupiter. These do look a bit soft and I'm not sure whether it was because of the seeing or cloud, it made focussing difficult.
The shots were a by-product of testing out an old non goto Heq5 mount I recently acquired. A trial run before opposition, so I'll give the little ZWO cam a go then.
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Old 03-08-2021, 08:50 AM
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Successful start to planet season Mick!
You have always managed the best that DSLR can produce. The seeing may not have been ideal but nice detail none the less!

Good to see your new mount up and running and doing its job.
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Old 03-08-2021, 01:08 PM
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Thanks Anthony, always a good start when you can at least recognise the planets you've captured.
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:39 PM
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Mick,
Nice captures , youíve got off to a great start
I have an identical rig but use a 600D with a 5 x powermate and use BYEOS on planetary mode , brilliant software for DSLR planetary imaging
Weather hasnít been kind lately, clear until 9pm then cloud rolling in before Saturn and Jupiter get up high enough to give them a crack. I only image them over 60 degrees in Alt to reduce a bit of atmospheric turbulence
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Nice, alright, excellent work Martin, I wish my effort many years ago was even close.

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Old 04-08-2021, 11:09 PM
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Mick,
Nice captures , you’ve got off to a great start
I have an identical rig but use a 600D with a 5 x powermate and use BYEOS on planetary mode , brilliant software for DSLR planetary imaging
Weather hasn’t been kind lately, clear until 9pm then cloud rolling in before Saturn and Jupiter get up high enough to give them a crack. I only image them over 60 degrees in Alt to reduce a bit of atmospheric turbulence
Well done !!
Martin
Thanks, yes I saw your examples in one of the posts below and your method does a great job on planetary with the 600D. We just have to hope the persistent cloud cover we've been having over the South East of Australia starts to break up to reveal the gaseous giants!

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Nice, alright, excellent work Martin, I wish my effort many years ago was even close.

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Thanks Leon, I'm sure your efforts back then were very impressive for the time.
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