Jupiter in better seeing - 04/01/2016

Submitted by jimwcoleman

Here is tonight's effort with Jupiter. This time, I used the same equipment as last night (8" Meade LX200R and a Celestron Skyris 132M) but this time, I added in a Meade 2x Telextender for higher magnification.

Seeing was a bit better than last night, but the image was still quite jumpy. This is 65 percent of 1800 frames, stacked by Registax 6. FireCapture was used to capture the .avi.

A bit more about the setup ... the Meade LX200R sits on a permanent pier in a back yard rolloff observatory. It is meticulously polar aligned. The scope is guided with a piggyback Orion ST-80, though I want to upgrade that to an Astrotech refractor and maybe step it down to 60, but I may still go with 80. It's a solid setup and a joy to use.

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Submitted by swingin on Fri, 09/02/2016 - 14:53

Excellent shots Jim! Your going to have to start a classroom for us rookies. Very Nice!