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Job 9:9

Job 9:9-10
9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion,
the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,
miracles that cannot be counted.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Jupiter 12/11

Was out with the scope photographing Jupiter and the moon.  Was experimenting with frame rates.  While I was photographing, the focuser broke.  The rack gear came undone from the shaft again.  Also, vaseline gets stiff when it gets I fixed it all up midway through the session.  Think I got a couple of decent photos.  Here are a few...

Seeing wasnt as good tonight as I'd liked, but these photos came out fairly decent.  The last image is a full frame.  The visible moon is Io.  Callisto is somewhat dimmer and not visible in this image, although it is in the field of view.

I went back out and snapped a few after the GRS came into view..  I also imaged at 15 fps, and stacked 1700 frames, however, the focus was off slightly.  I am going to try this again at 15 fps another night.
This image was taken at 15 FPS and used about 1700 frames.

This last image is about 1000 frames.  Notice the light area following the GRS.  It appears that this area is starting to settle down, as there seemed to be a lot of activity in this light area - swirls and texture.  It is starting to blur and appears to be less active now.


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