When Mike Salway sent us one of his Jupiter images from the southern hemisphere, he included one more picture of Jupiter by another Australian astro-photographer, Lester Barnes. Lester does not have a website or submit his image anywhere, so Mike sent it to us on Lester's behalf.
Both images are brilliant works!
The one from Lester:
The pictures were taken with DFK 21AF04.AS camera and Meade 14″ SCT, on the 9th April local time. He used Registax 5 and AstraImage for processing. According to Mike,
it's easily the best Jupiter image captured by anyone this year so far. I can tell you it discouraged me from finishing the processing on mine!
The one from Mike:
About his image:
My image from this morning was captured at around 5:44am local time, and Jupiter was nice and high at 50° just before sunrise. Unfortunately the seeing still hasn't been co-operating. I captured at 30fps for 40 seconds in each channel, and used 150 frames in each channel to stack into the final RGB image.
Many thanks to you both!