Contains:  Solar system body or event




Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Imaging telescopes or lenses: AP155EDF  ·  Astro Physics Starfire 155 EDF f/7

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI385MC

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1100GTO

Software: Adobe Lighroom CC  ·  SharpCap pro  ·  AutoStakert AutoStackert3  ·  Registax

Filters: Baader Planetarium UV/IR Cut 1.25"

Accessory: Optec FocusLynx  ·  ZWO ADC Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector  ·  Tele Vue Powermate 5x  ·  Vixen Flip Mirror Diagonal

Date:June 27, 2019

Time: 01:00

Frames: 4013

FPS: 65.00000

Focal length: 5425

Resolution: 4080x2640

Locations: Back Yard, Blacksburg, VA, United States

Data source: Backyard


A night of decent seeing (at least where I live). The jet stream is passing to the north of my location this week. I started out with my recently acquired Baader Mark V Binoviewers, soaking up the details with 14mm Radians and AP Barlow. I was able to clearly see the blue bands and details around the GRS. It was the best viewing I have had of Jupiter from my home to date.

I then switched over to the camera rig and captured several 1min videos, testing different combinations of gain and exposure. I am still trying to learn the best settings for planetary capture. This was my second time using the ZWO ADC during a capture.

I processed the video in AS3 and used Drizzle 1.5x. I tested with and without Drizzle and found the results much improved with Drizzle enabled. I suspect that Jupiter moved around enough during the capture due to seeing (like dithering) in order to effectively use drizzle. I welcome any comments or tips.

This is my best result for Jupiter so far!



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