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My first serious attempt at imaging Jupiter. Shot close to its opposition on December 3rd. We are now hurtling apart from each other and will be closest again in January 2014.

As Jupiter rotates very fast (once per 10 hours) I was very happy to get the Great Red Spot.

Image details:

Canon 5D MkII, 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope.

Focal length 10,800mm. (Yes, ten metres!!)

Camera sensor size 24mm x 36mm, diagonal 43.54mm.
Effective magnification 10800mm / 43.54mm = 248x.

A laptop, some cables and some software. How did Copernicus manage without????

Thanks for looking and any comments you may wish to leave.


P.S. just set up all my gear to have a go at photographing M31 (Andromeda), gone back outside again & it's clouded over.... Hmmmmmphhh.

December 7, 2012
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Dec 7, 2012 11:49:54 am
Superb capture my friend.
God Bless.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 12:03:23 pm
All that gear must cost a few pounds!!

Super shot!

by GARAGELAND Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 12:15:16 pm
Wonderful shot ! What's your telescope, Orion ?

by WWBarros Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 12:27:00 pm
Woah! This is beyond cool, absolutely amazing optics you have access to- gorgeous capture!

by jdehaven Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 1:02:03 pm
very out there

by alanwilliams Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 1:07:16 pm
Steve this is absolutely fantastic and congratulations to you for this magnificent capture.

by jayfar Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 1:28:17 pm
Very clever!

by durleybeachbum Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 5:06:21 pm
Wow Steve, I am impressed !!

by Chaosphoto Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 8:37:43 pm
Cool space shot...

by photosynthesis Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 8:56:56 pm
Fantasmic. I hate you. No, of course I don't, but I'm jealous !!
Wonderful job shooting this celestial beauty.

by jared99 Online Now!   Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 11:38:04 pm
Fantastic, you got a great beginning. This is a great capture!

by netot Homepage »

Dec 7, 2012 11:46:57 pm
Very cool!

by bebopdlx Online Now!   Homepage »

Dec 8, 2012 1:17:02 am
This is wonderful! I've never seen a better one except for those done by very advanced labs or equipment that cost millions! Give yourself three pats on the back for me!

by whaleman Homepage »

Dec 8, 2012 5:15:53 am
A very nice shot Steve! The Galilean moons of Jupiter are quite a sight.

by m_j_s Homepage »

Dec 8, 2012 7:17:48 am
Amazing. Congratulations.

by morningglory Homepage »

Dec 8, 2012 12:34:17 pm
great shot

by flavia49 Homepage »

Dec 8, 2012 4:40:49 pm

by sandra46 Homepage »

Dec 8, 2012 10:47:37 pm
Awesome picture! I hope to shoot next week if it is clear.

by vis151 Homepage »

Dec 10, 2012 1:25:32 am
I look forward to seeing photographs of faint fuzzies as we call them here. Although Andromeda of course is not so faint and easily seen in binos. I have an 8" dob myself, strictly looking as it has no drive and no control except where I point her with star charts.

by brewgirlca Online Now!   Homepage »

Dec 10, 2012 12:14:33 pm

by tulipe Homepage »

Dec 14, 2012 10:47:09 pm
Don't ya just hate those clouds? I set up 2 nights ago, got about 10 mins of viewing in and it clouded over without getting a single shot... very nicely done. Always something interesting going on with Jupiter.

by dadon72 Homepage »

May 18, 2013 1:11:47 am
well done

by prutzworks Homepage »


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