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Jupiter with a Dobsonian

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Observer
Steve Knight
Time of observation
02/06/2018 - 22:13
Object
Jupiter
Observing location
Chipping Norton
Equipment
Skywatcher 8in Dobsonian
2.5x Powermate
ASI120MC-S camera
Exposure
Stack of 910 frames (best 25%)
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A real challenge as untracked so only stayed in field of view for about 20 sec.  Seeing was superb for me last night given it was only 22 deg above horizon.  Processed in PIPP, AS2, Registax and Faststone.  Colour of GRS has not been exaggerated.

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Fossil Light's picture

Pretty good for untracked Steve,

Martin

Stevek1804's picture

Thanks Martin! Yes it was a bit of a challenge!  Seeing was exceptional for 22 deg up! I’d tried with 12 in around opposition but seeing far worse as were the images! Wish I’d had the 12 in with me instead of 8 in on Sat night. Tempted by tracking platforms!

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