Stunning Jupiter

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bwh
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Stunning Jupiter

Postby bwh » 04 Sep 2009, 23:19

Well just flew back into scotland, dark at last and Jupiter in nice position

So dragged my 5inch scope out (8inch would take too long to cool) and added my x5 Teleview barlow and wow!!! stunningly clear views of jupiter, clear bands, 2 moons nearly touching the planet

Sadly the GRS (great red spot) still evades me as it behind the planet at the time....

Seems it will be in view tomorrow at 22:15 so hope for clear skies then.
bwh

Meade 8inch (228mm) LX5 Smidt-Cassegrain fl=2000
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Postby astrogeorge » 05 Sep 2009, 20:26

Nice report, Did you manage to get any images?
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Postby Solar B » 05 Sep 2009, 23:19

Sounds Great and you may want to re-think selling the 120
as no SCT in history as ever been able to handle a X5 visually.

Brian
" Gentlemen only ever use Refractors "

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Postby Cosmic » 08 Sep 2009, 23:11

Hi BWH
have a look at my blog on DASOC you'll see jupiter minus the equisite banding you saw :(

Cosmic
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.

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Postby Cosmic » 10 Sep 2009, 08:01

Hi All
Got better result last night at least got some detail on Jupiters disk so I will try to get filter on next time and see if this improves banding etc. Loving this Mintron Video cam though:) (have posted pic on dasoc.org.uk blog)
Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.

bwh
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Postby bwh » 12 Sep 2009, 20:18

thanks all - no images yet as every night been cloudy since..... grrr

but 11th sept clear but again GRS badly placed..

Will try on 12th setp as looking clear... and its dark out my garden... so maybe just maybe i get the grs ... fingers crossed

thanks for advice solarb - as you sav 5inch vs 8inch not always about size.....

fingers crossed tonights the night... as between 10-11pm spot should be in view ....
bwh



Meade 8inch (228mm) LX5 Smidt-Cassegrain fl=2000

Skywatcher 5inch (120mm) Refractor fl=1000m

Meade DSI Pro

Canon 300D

Toucam Pro II 840k


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