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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.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jupiter 12/12

Had another clear night, but tonight the seeing was terrible.  The reflector's optics were out of alignment, including the secondary, which I have no idea how it had gotten that way...  I spent about an hour aligning the telescope this afternoon.  Took it out after sunset to photograph Jupiter.  I got a few decent images, but the seeing and transparency were not good.  There were apparently breaks in the seeing where I was able to get good blur free images.  Here are a couple of the better pictures.....

Jupiter and the 4 galilean moons.  The moons from left to right are Europa, Ganymede, Io then jupiter, then Calysto, the dim one in the top right corner.

The Oval BA is plainly resolved.  Its the light colored small feature toward the bottom of the planet.

This image is downright incredible, especially the fact that it consists of only 250 frames!


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