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11 years 6 months ago #95818 by martinus
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I'm currently streaming Jupiter live. This is the second time I've run this little experiment and it works quite well. I set it up so friends could get an appreciation of what one can see with a telescope and stream it all via a Google+ hangout.


Tracking isn't perfect so I'll have to tweak it every half hour or so:




Intes MK67 on a Meade LXD-75 with a modified SPC900 doing the imaging.

Comments/suggestions/harsh-words all welcome. ;)
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11 years 6 months ago #95819 by dave_lillis
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its an interesting idea, Ive had a look and you can see its bands, although it looks a little faint, Im assuming its cos you're using a 6 inch scope ?...

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11 years 6 months ago #95820 by martinus
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Thanks Dave. It is a 6 inch scope and being a mak-cas the secondary mirror obstruction is relatively large. The image is nice and sharp though with minimal chromatic aberration. I found getting a good balance of brightness and colour saturation is tricky.

Youtube seems to add quite a lot of artefact to the live stream, I uploaded this for comparison:

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11 years 6 months ago #95821 by Fermidox
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Can't see any moons, or maybe thats a silly comment...

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11 years 6 months ago #95822 by martinus
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Not silly - the exposure isn't long enough to see them; here's a stack of 150 to 200 frames from a week ago showing Europa:



If I bump the exposure up Jupiter turns into a featureless lightbulb.
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11 years 6 months ago #95828 by dave_lillis
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funnily enough, I own a mk67 myself, its a fine scope, one I severely underutilise tbh.
sharpness is its middle name.

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
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Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
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