Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jupiter 2008-10-14

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Object: Jupiter

Planet
Origin:ObservationManager - SolarSystem Catalog 1.0
ObserverMichael A. Phillips Mr.
SiteHome
Begin2008-10-14 um 18:50:00-05:00
End2008-10-14 um 20:47:00-05:00
Faintest star3.0 mag
Seeing2 (good)
OpticsC8i
EyepiecePowerMate (V=812.8)
FilterAstronomik LRGB Color
CameraDMK21AF04
Sitzung2008-10-14 um 18:50:00-05:00
Visual impression

  • 3 captures in total, 1st two were best. Last one was horrible. I'm not confident on the settings. Records indicate 1/30s @ 15fps. Gain settings conflict with records as the gain values were low like I had set the exposure to 1/15 (like I tried to). I left the image captions as 1/15.

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Sessions: 2008-10-14 um 18:50:00-05:00

Begin:2008-10-14 um 18:50:00-05:00
End:2008-10-14 um 20:50:00-05:00
Weather:Forecast yesterday was a near perfect 4/5 for both Seeing and transparency. Today, dropped to S 4/5 and T x or 0 / 5 Actual S: 8/10 T: 1/5 Haze and thin clouds
Equipment:I used: Ubuntu 8.04 Linux and custom coriander 8" Celestron C8i SCT DMK 21AF04 2.5x PowerMate Astronomik LRGB filters True Tek Color Filter Wheel with visu diag
Comments:Good seeing and a full moon had me thinking about Neptue and Uranus. After getting 2 x captures then putting the kids to bed I found the haze and upper level moisture (nicely responsible for the great seeing) was reflecting too much moonlight for getting dimmer planets. So I packed up and called it a night. On the bright side, I'm happy to see these great Jupiter results < 1 hr after packing up!
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Observer: Michael A. Phillips Mr.

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Site: Home

Longitude:35.682°
Latitude:-78.743°
Timezone:UT-300 min
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Optics: C8i

Type:SCT
Vendor:Celestron
Aperture:203.0 mm
Focal length:2032.0 mm
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Eyepiece: PowerMate

Vendor:TeleVue
Focal length:2.5 mm
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Filter: Astronomik LRGB

Typ:Color
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CCD Camera: DMK21AF04

Vendor:The Image Source
Pixel:640x480
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Created: 10/14/2008 21:30:18

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