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Jupiter – moon shadow


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Following on the experience from last Saturday, I decided to try and capture more of Jupiter on the Monday. It was great that the skies were very clear, although the seeing seemed to be very variable that night, with brief moments of great seeing. Continue reading Jupiter – moon shadow

Jupiter – LRGB imaging


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Recently I was aware that Jupiter was approaching opposition, where it is closest in its orbit to the earth. Hence I wanted to take the opportunity to do some imaging of this in mono with LRGB filters. So instead of the Samyang 135mm F2 lens, I switched over to my 8″ Ritchey-Chretien astrograph. Continue reading Jupiter – LRGB imaging

Jupiter from 12/5/15


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One of my goals for photography this year, was to image Jupiter using my Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Celestron Neximage 5 camera. I bought the Orion Optics VX12 mainly for imaging, and the 1/10 PV upgrade of the mirrors should allow me to grab more details of planets. Continue reading Jupiter from 12/5/15

Celestron Neximage 5: first light


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I do enjoy photography, and it was astrophotography which got me interested in astronomy and telescopes. I am not as interested in visual observation, as there is no picture which results from this – only a verbal or written description of what was seen. I have been interested in planetary imaging but not had the right camera for this. Hence I decided to change all this and get the Celestron Neximage 5. Continue reading Celestron Neximage 5: first light

Jupiter triple moon transit


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I was aware that there would be a special rare event occurring pre-dawn in UK on Saturday – the transit of three of Jupiter’s moons each casting their shadows onto the surface of Jupiter; the next time this would happen would be in 2032 (hence my friend and I thought that we better not miss it). Continue reading Jupiter triple moon transit

Conjunction of moon and Jupiter


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I was up with the girls this morning before sunrise, preparing to take them to school. As is the routine, I looked out the window into the skies to see what the weather was like today. What greeted me was clear skies with the moon accompanied by a bright dot not too far from it. I knew that it was too bright to be a star – so it must be one of the planets. Continue reading Conjunction of moon and Jupiter

Sun, moon and stars


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When looking at the world, I do think about what else I can take photos of. Even in astronomy, I am more interested in taking photos i.e. astrophotography than star gazing. Continue reading Sun, moon and stars