Jupiter

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  1. Stewart J

    Stewart J Funster

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    Lovely clear cold night up here on the Northern Frontier :)RollEyes:) Just in from looking at Jupiter with binoculars, at least 4 moons visible For anyone interested its the largest brightest star just North of East.

    Well worth a look. :thumb:
     
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  2. Bailey58

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    Great looking at the sky with the Sky Map app. Been trying to see Uranus, difficult with binoculars, I spose that's cos it's too far away?
     
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    Not sure if i want to see Uranus.

    Definately dont now i come to think about it.
     
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    jay cant wait for thurs and friday metior shower if the sky is clear we will be out with the van somewhere dark :Eeek::BigGrin:
     
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    No chance of seeing stars here, we have fog the freezing sort
     
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    Expected better from a Red, but there again. :Laughing:
     
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    Great views of the moon & Jupiter from Southern Spain last week.:Cool::Rofl1:
     

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    the wee man asked for a telescope for crambo so we have got him a small one from toys are us it's a 30x60 zoom telescope
    we were using binoculars but tis should do the job and if he likes it we will get him a bigger on any advice
     
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    Never mind the planets. We are having trouble seeing the sun today :Sad::Sad:
     
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    Lots of good scopes around, try www.firstlightoptics.co.uk I have used them a lot.
    Small scopes are good if the optics are good, otherwise they will just frustrate the hell out of you if you can't get a good image. Of course, better scopes mean more money, but more satisfaction too.
    Heres an image I made earlier of Jupiter using an old washing up bottle and some sticky back plastic, oh, and a Meade LX90 8"

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    You can see the Great red spot, two moons and the shadow of one of them on the surface.

    Allan
     
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    Wow. That's fantastic:thumb:
     
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    Agree with Chris - superb. How did you actually capture the image from the scope? Cheers
     
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    I quite like Jupiler :Wink:
     
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    i bought a cheap scope from Lidl a couple of years back. german made and excellent optics for the price with 3 year warranty. under £50 as i recall
     
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    Fantastic image that Allanm .Fantastic :thumb:
     
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    You can use a digital camera attached to the telescope, but I used a modified webcam with a massive 0.3 megapixel sensor! ( that's 480x640 pixels. I took about 60 separate images and stacked them together using Registax.
    You need a very calm night with excellent visibility and no moon with a bit of patience ( and a hip flask)
    Glad you like it. I did loads of images of the moon and Saturn too but didn't have the right equipment to do deep sky imaging of galaxies and stuff.
    Allan
     
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    You are one of the wise men and I claim my £5.
     
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