Stuart Thomson: Jupiter and Its Moons

Blogged by Jonathan Maron on July 14, 2008 and tagged with Sample Images, Jupiter, Moon.

Stuart Thomson is an amateur astronomer, based in Australia. This week, he submitted a great image of Jupiter and its moons, which he captured with a DMK 21AF04.AS astronomy cameras, manufactured by The Imaging Source.

Accompanying his image, he wrote:

I use a Meade 10″ RCX400 telescope. I used a Meade 3x Telextender to boost the focal length to 6000mm @ f/24.

Next in line is a 1.25″ flip mirror, straight through goes to the DMK 21AF04.AS camera, which I use for monochrome Luminance capture, I have a light yellow filter inline to reduce the amount of blue (scattered) light reaching the detector. [...]

The weather was overcast for most of the day, but cleared later. When I started imaging the transparency was excellent, seeing was good, but not great. When this shot was taken the seeing had improved, but the transparency was getting worse due to high thin cloud.

A great thanks goes out to Stuart for his contribution to The Imaging Source astronomy cameras community.