Return of the Jupiter

Blogged by Xiao Sun on July 1, 2010 and tagged with Sample Images, Jupiter.

Thanks to the recent return of Jupiter, we received the following pictures from Marc Patry. Marc uses a DMK 21AU04.AS astronomy camera.


C11 + DMK 21AU04.AS at 2x focus (IR742)RGB image (Astronomik filters).


C11 + DMK 21AU04.AS at ~4x focus (eyepiece projection) and a 23A color filter


C11 + DMK 21AU04.AS at prime focus (IR742)RGB image (Astronomik filters). 60fps, 20s recording per color plane 60s recording for IR742 plane

Marc detailed his photography in the e-mail:

For me this camera sounds perfect for serious planetary imagers. Very high frame rate (up to 60 fps for images with the C11 prime focus), a good sensitivity and an easy software to use (IC Capture). One should now concentrate on the telescope and the seeing and "forget" the camera [...] except for clicking "Capture" of course. It's weight do not introduce the need of a rebalancing, and the single link (data + power) is a good point on the field.

Well thank you Marc! Truly nice pictures!