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Skywatcher
20-08-2009, 08:14 AM
Last nights conditions were not great lots of high cloud and poor visibility and Jupiter was just skimming branches of the trees - will be better next year but was desperate to get a shot of the black scar that is stretching across the northern pole ( can just make it out )

No red spot last night by the time that came into view it had clouded over but conditions were not good for subtle detail anyway

What was nice was I got a shadow transit which is a moon passing in front of the disc and casting a shadow on the planet below

This is the best one i took all night - I KNOW the setup can do so so much better ( seem to say that a LOT )
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/Jupitermoontransitvid2.jpg

and an overexposed one to show the moons - amazed to get them 'chunky' and not just pricks of light even with some colour in them
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/JupiterMoontransitGamma.jpg

ukwdwnut
20-08-2009, 08:17 AM
wow!!! your photos always amaze me chris...brilliant thx for sharing :)

simonwebb74
20-08-2009, 08:17 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Slightly better than my `Dots`!!!

ukwdwnut
20-08-2009, 08:20 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Slightly better than my `Dots`!!!

have you seen the size of his zoom lens simon :lol:

simonwebb74
20-08-2009, 08:22 AM
I know, I bet he can't carry it around Disney!!!!!!!!!

Skywatcher
20-08-2009, 08:25 AM
:lol: definitely cant carry it it took 3 trips from the garage - you are most kind - but that was what you could 'see' through the eyepiece last night which was kind of cool

ukwdwnut
20-08-2009, 08:28 AM
:lol: definitely cant carry it it took 3 trips from the garage - you are most kind - but that was what you could 'see' through the eyepiece last night which was kind of cool

totally amazing.....i so need to get a scope, i know i keep saying it but i will one day :D

foreverducky
20-08-2009, 11:51 AM
Amazing!! You have tremendous skill.

Tink
20-08-2009, 12:27 PM
Ah, I'm happy you were able to work with the conditions last night to get some shots! It amazes me, truly and completely. I always feel so thoroughly insignificant when I look at your photos of space... :yes:

Thank you for sharing! :hug2:

Britchick
20-08-2009, 04:48 PM
it was a fantastic night here last night for star gazing, don't have a tripod collar for my new lens - will try tonight- i think i saw jupiter

Vixynne
20-08-2009, 06:35 PM
Those are truly beautiful photographs, thank you for posting them!