Tuesday, 6 November 2012

5 November–Jupiter

5 November 2012 Jupiter

Jupiter-Animation

Last nights efforts were to try and get used to my QHY IMG132E camera when imaging Jupiter.  For once the seeing was quite good and, after a few tries, I managed to get this sequence.  Initially I had had trouble with over-exposure but I think I now have that under control.  One advantage of the shorter exposures is that it allows the camera to operate at slightly higher frame rates.  The short “movie” is made from the four frames above and shows just how far Jupiter rotates in around 20 minutes!! – One full revolution in around 10 hours.

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