Contains:  Solar system body or event
Io's Shadowless Transit, 



    
        

            Chappel Astro

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
C8 EdgeHD (Celestron C8 Edge HD)
Imaging Cameras
ASI462MC (ZWO ASI462MC)
Mounts
AVX (Celestron Advanced VX)
Filters
ZWO Luminance 1.25"
Accessories
TeleVue 2.5x Powermate
Software
PixInsight (Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight) · FireCapture (FireCapture) · Photoshop (Photoshop) · AutoStakkert! (AutoStakkert!)

Acquisition details

Date: July 15, 2020

Time: 07:10

Resolution: 748x694

Locations: Home, Cibolo, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

July 14th was opposition night for Jupiter and I wanted to capture a timelapse of a "shadowless" transit of Io, where the shadow is hidden behind the moon. The C14 could not capture the full transit from where we left it over the hot summer day, so I set up the C8 in the far corner and did normal imaging with the C14. This involved much running between the two scopes, as can be seen in this short video from the night: https://youtu.be/utuIe37MDyY. My phone recorded 3,760 steps over those few hours!

When posting animations to my website, I used to upload numerically named frames in a zip folder and let the server create high quality Animated PNG and WebP files for me. However, this one was too much for it to handle, so I took the code and wrapped it in a simple desktop interface, which can be downloaded from here: https://github.com/EthanChappel/HQ-Animate/releases/tag/v0.1.0.

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