Contains:  Solar system body or event
Jupiter 2020-07-10 15:49UT, 


            Darren (DMach)

Jupiter 2020-07-10 15:49UT

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 XLT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI290MC

Mounts: CEM60

Software: AutoStakkert! 3  ·  Astra Image Company Astra Image PLUS  ·  Registax 6  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  FireCapture 2.6

Filters: Astronomik UV-IR Block L-Filter T2

Accessory: ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC)  ·  TeleVue PowerMate 2" 2x  ·  Teleskop Service T2 Quick Changer and 360 Degree Rotator  ·  Baader SteelDrive II Focusing Motor  ·  Baader SteelTrack Focuser

Date: July 10, 2020

Time: 23:49

Frames: 7500

FPS: 83.00000

Focal length: 5600

CMI: 10.90

CMII: 31.60

CMIII: 107.20

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 9

Resolution: 744x659

Locations: Home, Singapore, Singapore

Data source: Backyard


Following on from our recent joint imaging project of the full moon, my son had been playing with SkySafari and was very excited to see that Jupiter's GRS would be in view the evening of 10th July. He set an alarm and everything!

So it was a little heart-breaking that it ended up being yet another cloudy evening ... but that's the reality of astronomy for you. I did prepare him for that possibility, but still ... disappointing for him.

As it happened though, the clouds cleared around 11pm (well after he'd gone to bed). So I did manage to capture some data for us to play with, albeit with the GRS just about to disappear from view. Oval BA is showing its stuff, though, and looking mighty impressive these days!

Seeing was good overall, although strangely I felt like I couldn't quite achieve focus. I did have moments of severe "jelly wobble", so perhaps there were some fast seeing effects being averaged out by the preview frame rate.

Anyway, it all came good in the end! If you look closely, you can see some flecks of orange cloud in the turbulent wake of the GRS.

This image is a de-rotation of 5 individual images, which were created by stacking the top 15% of frames from 2 minute captures.

Thanks for looking!



Jupiter 2020-07-10 15:49UT, 


            Darren (DMach)