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EquipmentSkywatcher 180mm Maksutov Televue 2,5x Powermate iNova PLa-MX 618 Monochrome camera Baader RGB filters
DescriptionIt's a challenge to picture detail in Jupiter, and then sometimes it isn't. However plagued by bad seeïng, waiting for the exact moment and consistently imaging night by night delivers results. My personal challenge is to get the most out of a smaller diameter scope, in this case a 180mm or 7" Maksutov. I had some success with this picture from our beloved giant planet.
Date11/01/11 9pm Local EST
Equipment8inch Home made Scope with a Orion EQ-G Atlas Mount. A Sony E Mount camera was used with a Barlow.x2 and a x4 Barlow. No special filters or enhancements were used. This is it the image from the camera.
DescriptionJupiter using a x2 Big Barlow and a x4 MaxView Barlow for a total increase in power of x8 magnification with a Sony E-Mount Camera detector (no Lens) mounted directly to the stacked Barlows.
EquipmentCelestron 114EQ Newtonian Reflector
DescriptionHalf moon showing good color and crater detail
PhotographerMike Boyle Sr.
DateOct 3rd 2AM local
Equipment12inch Dobsonion Reflector (Unguided) 70 selected frames HD video stacked in Registack. (from one pass.) Canon SX 130 compact 12X zoom into Meade 18mm X2 barlowed eyepiece to approximately 800X. Two images are stacked. This was my 12th in the series I took that night 4.7 hours after the red spot rotated out of site. (I'm attempting to get 45 to 6-0 good frames to make a movie.)
DescriptionA backyard photo "Looking Up!" with very simple equipment. Even you average astronomer can get good results with practice! It was a very stable night. I love the coloring. Look how much IO moved in 10 seconds! This is my second year subscribing to your Magazine. The first year it was a gift! I'm hooked! Clear skies! Mike Boyle Tampa FL.
LocationEmberger Alm, Austria
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ-106ED Canon 350D Takahashi JP-Z mount
DescriptionComet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova on the eastern sky just before dawn
LocationBuenos Aires, Argentina
DateSeptember 23 2011
EquipmentCanon T2i DSLR with 400mm lens and 1.4x TC.
DescriptionThe sun just rising emerges thru stormy clouds looking like an eclipsed sun. Half of the Sun was totally obscured while the other half was bright. I guess not only the moon can produce a eclipse!
Date9-1-11 Est. a hour after sunset.
EquipmentCamera with a 2 x multiplier 1000mm total, just wanting to capture the moon.. Had no idea what the feature is that I did catch.
DescriptionI would appreciate any ideas on what this may be in front of the moon. I am clueless.
Date11:40 P.M. MST, 09-14-2011
EquipmentA Meade DS Saturn 114mm newtonian, on a Meade alt-azimuth mount, and a Olympus C-750 UZ digital camera. 1/5 second exposure, at f/3.7, ISO 100.
DescriptionJupiter with three of it's moons. In this image you can see Ganymede to it's lower left, Io to it's upper right, and you can faintly see Europa to Io's upper right.
Date09/26/2011 21:51 UT
EquipmentOprion 90mm refractor (f10, 910mm), Celestron CGE mount. Lunt B1200 CaK module, Imaging Source DMK41AU02
DescriptionHaving difficulty imaging AR1302 using a whitelight filter, I plugged the Lunt CaK module in and with its narrowband (2.4 Angstrom) bandpass, image sharpness increased dramatically.
Date9/5/11 @ 10 PM CDT
EquipmentWilliam Optics 90mm Megrez APO telescope w/ Canon 30D @ prime focus. 1/1000 sec exposure @ ISO 200.
DescriptionMoon w/ good crater features and lighting showing contrast of maria, etc.