High Resolution Photos of Jupiter with DMK 21AU04.AS

Blogged by Aurélie Le Fort Beunink on August 19, 2011 and tagged with Sample Images, Jupiter, Moon, Transit, Animation.

I took these photos in August, the second early in the morning at five o´clock a.m.. That´s not easy for me!I captured Jupiter after the transit of the "Great Red Spot", so you see the long cloudy veil behind the GRS. In the following I show the sharpest two Jupiter pictures and an animation from all seven pictures, so you see the differences in the atmospheric seeing on earth.

Another picture shows the moon Ganymed, perhaps with small detail on it?

Video-Data: RGB channels, 1/30s exposure time per frame, 30 fps, 1200 frames/channel, averaged 150 frames/video, sharpening in Giotto, fine tuning in Fitswork, tonal values in Photoshop.

Equipment: Meade 16″ ACF, Televue Barlow TV2 (focal length by exactly 9m), Astronomik 1.25″ RGB filter typ 2c, DMK 21AU04.AS (old version), Mount Losmandy G11 with FS2.

Oliver Stiehler from Braunfels, Germany