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Jupiter with a malfunctioning motor focuser, 


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Jupiter with a malfunctioning motor focuser

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C14 EdgeHD

Imaging cameras: ASI290MM

Mounts: CGEM DX

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Topaz Labs DeNoise  ·  FireCapture  ·  WinJUPOS  ·  Photoshop  ·  AutoStakkert!

Filters: Chroma 27mm Blue Filter  ·  Chroma 27mm Red Filter  ·  Chroma 27mm Green Filter

Accessory: Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow

Date:June 9, 2020

Time: 09:29

CMI: 279.30

CMII: 178.60

CMIII: 245.90

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 6

Resolution: 864x802

Data source: Backyard


This was a difficult morning of imaging. The focuser was not moving and the motor was emitting a loud buzz when sending commands. After seeing no issues externally, I opened the motor in the dark to investigate myself and confirmed the motor itself was not moving. Clouds started rolling in as I reattached it, so I quickly focused manually and started recording before losing Jupiter to the clouds.

The North Equatorial belt is chaotic.
White Spot Z is approaching the central meridian.The Equatorial Zone is orange.



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Jupiter with a malfunctioning motor focuser, 


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