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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Video of Saturn through the telescope.

In this article we watch videos with the planet Saturn through a telescope. At that time, the beautiful ringed planet was at a distance less than the average of 1.4 billion kilometers from the Sun, namely 1.34 billion kilometers. Also at that time, the planet's rings were tilted toward us.

I wanted to see this planet at different approaches and exposures. The atmosphere was severe observing the planet when the camera was zooming at maximum, but in moderate zooming Saturn was seen acceptable. At times we can distinguish separations between rings (Cassini division), and even a bit of features on the planet.

Snapshot Images in these clips are here.

Planet: Saturn
Magnitude: 0.30
Distance: 8.99 AU (1,344,884,857 km)
Lighting: 100%
Astronomical Instrument: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 06/06/2015
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: FastStone Image Viewer

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Telescope images of Jupiter by telescope. (Registax)

Jupiter is easy to see once spotted in the sky with a telescope, but not always exceeds expectations in terms of image quality of the event if tou want to photograph or film it. This is because for the most part of the everything it depends on the quality of the atmosphere. If  there is atmospheric turbulence, or dust, you will not enjoy a great result. You also need to make sure that the place chosen for observation is not an artificially in a lit area or you are not in town, where both problems described above drastically affect the planet images. So it is very much related to luck that you have that night you've chosen for observation.

Jupiter here, it's seen without its known Great Red Spot. Perhaps if I waited a few hours it would had enter in the scene, knowing that the rotation on its own axis of this beautiful planet takes just 9 hours and 48 minutes. The night before, on March 11, 2014, I managed to synchronize my observation when the Red Spot of the planet was facing us.

Even if spot is not visible here, we can still admire its brown bands surrounding it.

 DSLR images are here.

Planet Jupiter
Distance: 719 565 758 km. (4.81 A.U.)
Illuminated 99.2%
Magnitude: -1.93

Astronomical Instrument: Celestron Newtonian 8 inch Telescope
Mount C5 / EQ5
Video Camera: Sony CX-130
Eyepiece: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Filter: no
Date: March 12, 2014
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Edit: Registax, FastStone
Location: Baia Mare, Romania

1708 video frames in Registax.
3747 video frames in Registax.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Video Jupiter planet Celestron Newtonian telescope 8".

This is transiting Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS) on the evening of March 11, 2014

The largest planet in diameter of absolutely all the planets that our Sun holds so generously, is not depleting our interest to contemplate it by various methods with the naked eye, binoculars or an astronomical telescope, whether we just look at it, or film it / photograph it.

Here Jupiter is captured in a video by a camera attached to the telescope. We note on the left on the southern hemisphere also the famous Red Spot on the brown belts surrounding the planet 360 entirely. The most prominent are the two bands located near the equator.

Processed images in Registax can be seen here.

Planet Jupiter
Distance: 718 069 779 km. (4.80 U.A.)
Illuminated: 99.2%
Magnitude: -1.93

Astronomical Instrument: Celestron 8" telescope -Newtonian
Ocular: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX-130
Video Mode: Full HD 1920x1080 progressive
Filter: no
Date: 11 / March / 2014
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing / editing: Sony Vegas 10

Image with Jupiter on 12 March 2014. Processing Registax.

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