Jupiter Photo and Rotation Movie

Blogged by Xiao Sun on February 2, 2011 and tagged with Sample Images, Jupiter, Animation.

Marc Patry is a French astrophotographer based in Toulouse. He took the following Jupiter photo in July 2010 with a DMK 21AU04.AS camera and C11 telescope.

Marc also made a Jupiter rotating video clip. Click on its screenshot below to open the video.

Let me put his mail here to give you more detailed background info:

I'm Marc Patry, living in the surburbs of Toulouse (France) and during this end of July 2010, I probably got my best seeing conditions since I have my 11″ Celestron.

Obviously, my DMK 21AU04.AS was ready and I used a red (23A) filter to reduce the spectrum to red and IR only (so useful on Jupiter). I also use a x2 barlow and the filter(s), located in a manual wheel, add some distance for a resulting FL probably close to 10m.

This image was the result of few videos taken every 2 minutes or so. This was the very first time I got some details in the polar regions of Jupiter.

Processing was done by both AviStack 2.0 and Registax 5.1

Thanks to the good sensitivity of the DMK 21AU04.AS that helps a lot when working at F/D close to 35.

The color image is taken adding 3 additional video through R, G and B (Astronomik) filters for a final LRGB image. The luminance is given by a 23A filter.

Marc Patry


Merci beaucoup Marc!