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Jupiter closeup

Image Details:

Camera: Philips ToUcam Pro II (840k)
Mount: None
Scope: Celestron C8-N (8" f/5 Newtonian)
Configuration: Eyepiece Projection
Additional Optics: University Optics 7mm HD Ortho
Filter: None
Effective Focal Length: 6000mm
Effective Focal Ratio: f/30
Exposure: 200 of 850 frames @ 1/25s, 5fps, gain=0%
Date: 4/26/2005, 1:08 AM PDT
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Acquisition: Philips VRecord
Focus: Manual
Dithering: None
Guiding: None

Processing:

  • IRIS: Registration, best-frame selection, stacking, color alignment, wavelet processing
  • Photoshop: Levels, white balance, image size, JPG conversion

Image Description:

This is a passable webcam image of Jupiter on a night of lousy seeing. This webcam image blows away this old one taken with a Digital Rebel. The not-so-great, not-so-red spot <grin> is just left of center. Jupiter's moon Ganymede is that faint red blob just to the left of the top of Jupiter. Jupiter's North is up.