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From the author of   Sizing Up The Universe

Thanksgiving Jupiter!
10:55 EST, November 22, 2012

From Clear Sky Clock:
Opportunities to observe at: (Clouds/Trans/Seeing)
11-22 @ Hour 18 for 5 hours (0%/Average/Good)
11-23 @ Hour 02 for 5 hours (0%/Average/Excellent)

Partially resolved Io on right.

Canon XSi (450D) on 10" RC, 4x-Powermate
Video acquired with EOS_movrec ("1/20" second exposures, ISO=1600)
60 seconds, 20 frames per second
Stacked in AutoStakkert!2. Destriped w/ Mathlab. Sharpened in Photoshop.
Shown 2/3 size. Click image for full-sized version.


03:50 EDT, September 14, 2012
Canon XSi (450D) on 10" RC, 4x-Powermate
Video acquired with EOS_movrec ("1/10" second exposures, ISO=1600)
30 seconds, 20 frames per second
Aligned, stacked, and sharpened with Registax6
Shown 1/2 size. Click image for larger version.


04:05 EDT, September 14, 2012
Same setup as above but taken "full-frame".
Mouse over image for moon annotations.


05:00 EDT, September 13, 2012
Canon XSi (450D) on 10" RC, 4x-Powermate
Video acquired with EOS_movrec ("1/10" second exposures, ISO=1600)
26 seconds, 20 frames per second
Aligned, stacked, and sharpened with Registax6
Shown 2/3 size. Click image for full-sized version.
Also shown: Io.

05:00 EDT, September 13, 2012
Same setup as above but taken "full-frame".
Moons are, left to right: Io, Callisto, Europa, and Ganymede.


23:59 EDT, October 23, 2011
Canon XSi (450D) on 10" RC, 4x-Powermate
Video acquired with EOS_movrec ("1/6" second exposures)
4.00 minutes, 20 frames per second
Aligned, stacked, and sharpened with Registax6
Shown 2/3 size. Click image for full-sized version.

23:43 EDT, October 23, 2011
Same setup as above but taken "full-frame".
Moons are, left to right: Europa, Ganymede, and Io.
Click on image to see a 3D version (viewed cross-eyed).


Click here for a short video sequence (avi file).
Click here for same video in mp4 format (much smaller file).
Or, watch the whole thing on YouTube (greatly reduced quality).

04:28 EDT, August 24, 2011
Canon XSi (450D) on 10" RC, 4x-Powermate
2.25 minutes, 20 frames per second
Stacked in 15 second increments, derotated, and stacked
Shown 2/3 size. Click image for full-sized version.


Using a second video taken 16 minutes earlier, I rotated them so that they can be viewed side-by-side in 3D.
Here's the one for cross-eyed viewers:

Here's the one for splay-eyed viewers:


Note Io shadow transit.

05:19 EDT, July 25, 2008
JUST BEFORE SUNRISE (5:49 EDT)
Note: Jupiter's Moon Ganymede in Lower Left
ToUcam on 4" Takahashi FSQ, 4x-Powermate
15 seconds, 10 frames per second, 1/1000 sec exposures

23:40 EDT, April 17, 2005
ToUcam on 10" RCOS w/ 2x and 1.5x Barlows

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