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Thread: My go at Jupiter last night

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    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 )


    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

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    wow!!! your photos always amaze me chris...brilliant thx for sharing
    Mick

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!

    Slightly better than my `Dots`!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonwebb74, post: 160591
    WOW!!!!!!!!!!

    Slightly better than my `Dots`!!!
    have you seen the size of his zoom lens simon
    Mick

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    I know, I bet he can't carry it around Disney!!!!!!!!!

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 160599
    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
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    Amazing!! You have tremendous skill.

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    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...

    Thank you for sharing!
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    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















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