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My photos and videos of Jupiter and its moons

July 7th, 2009 by Maxim · No Comments · 14,364 Views


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I already uploaded the pictures to Facebook, so here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2029903&id=1198149366&l=d18f0eccf2

The photographs were taken with Canon EOS 20D attached via T-mount to the T-port in the rear of Meade ETX-125 telescope.

The videos are on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spb5083Wq5U and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKTxx9yxw3M

The videos were taken using a-focal focusing through the 26mm eyepiece with Canon SX 200 IS new camera that came out in April. It can shoot HD videos in 720p, but the sensor is not sensitive enough for sharper pictures.

By adding the 3x Barlow lens I was really able to bring the details of the planet, but due to Earth’s fast rotation it was very hard to keep up with the planet as it moves out of the view in a matter of seconds – a big challenge without auto-tracking feature of the telescope engaged.

Enjoy and leave your comments! LMK if you have any questions!

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