Imaging Jupiter with a 60mm achromat

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Imaging Jupiter with a 60mm achromat

Post by rwilkinson » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:38 am

Visiting friends in the Wye Valley last night, I took the opportunity to try imaging Jupiter using my Philips webcam on the back of their little 60mm Celestron NexStarSLT.
Using my Barlow-lens we got a decent image size, but focussing was very tricky as the lightweight mount was quite "whackery".
I used their WiFi to set up a Remote Desktop control, so that we could watch and operate from indoors in the warm, and I used the "RGB align" feature in SharpCap on the live video to compensate for the colour misalignment.
I was quite impressed with the result from such a small 'scope:
Jupiter on 11-Mar-2014, using a 60mm achromat.
500 frames acquired with SharpCap, stacked in RegiStax6 and then processed in IRIS.
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But with no dew-heater, it wasn't long before the 'scope began to dew up.


Re: Imaging Jupiter with a 60mm achromat

Post by JMorton » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:47 pm

That's a great image and shows what can be done with smaller scopes and a bit of experience.

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