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Monday, August 17th, 2009
 It didn't look like a great night for imaging.  Lots of haze.   * Had to drive out to Beaverton.....crossing the Columbia river at about 5pm, Mt. Hood was completely invisible in the haze.
 
Apparently haze doesn't affect "seeing".   I set up my imaging gear at about 10:45pm with the intent to get some video clips of Jupiter....my first of the season.   I didn't expect much, but seeing, at least for a brief period of time, was very good.   The attached image was captured about 11:45pm......the clips I captured after this one don't look as good, at least in their raw video form.   I shot 11 clips, all approximately 1500 frames, but I neglected to write down the frame rate and shutter speed for them.   Most were captured at 1/25th of a second, with frame rates of 10-25 frames per second.
 
I am so pleased with my new CG5 mount.   It tracked Jupiter (even with a 2x barlow on the camera) perfectly......it barely moved a tiny fraction of an inch in 15-20 minutes.   I had to constantly use the hand control on my old mount just to keep it somewhere in the field of view for a couple of minutes......constantly drifting out.
 
The image below is roughly 530x.   1325mm focal length with 2x barlow = 2650mm / 5mm (the camera is apprximately equivalent to a 5mm eyepiece) = 530x
 
Celestron 104mm Maksutov-Cassegrain, Celestron CG5 GT goto mount, ToUcam Pro II 840k,  2X Barlow,  approximately 1500 frames.   Processed in Registax v5.   Moons:  Io to the left, Callisto to the right.
 
I took some non-barlowed clips, to capture all 4 Galilean moons, but they don't look very good for some reason.   The moons came out well, but the planet looks strange.....almost fake.
 
* Click on the larger (non-thumbnail) photos for a clearer full-size image.
 
 
 


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8 17 09 1511 natural Jupiter 8 16 09 a2c
Jupiter 8 17 09 a6b Jupiter 8 17 09 a6b3 label
   

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