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Astrophoto: Saturn and Jupiter – 08/08/2021

Clouds. Week after week! At the beginning of August i had to try Jupiter and Saturn at the same day. Even with bad seeing conditions.

The Clear Sky Session

Astrophoto Saturn Jupiter Clear Sky 19.
July and August 2021 were two month with nights full of clouds.
Jupiter close to opposition and a 1st time test on my APO with ocularprojection at only 600mm with a 6mm ocular.


Captured as a video and stacked with Autostakkert!3


Captured as a video and stacked with Autostakkert!3

Apparent Dimension of Jupiter

Jupiter (August 8th 2020) with a distance of about 603.193.000 km to earth with an apparent size of about 48,9 arc seconds.

Apparent Dimension: Astrophoto Saturn Jupiter Clear Sky 19
Apparent Dimension of Jupiter

Lessons learned

I had major concerns about getting the planet into telescope with an 6mm lens.

I started without the ocular projection and made use of platesolving as i always do. 1st on a star cluster close to Polaris and 2nd on the object itself.

After that i changed to ocular projection and centered manually on Jupiter and Saturn in EKOS.

Technical overview of Astrophoto Saturn Jupiter Clear Sky 19

TelescopeVIXEN ED80sf
Focal Length600mm
Aperture ratio7.5
Erecting Lense
MountSkywatcher HEQ-5
Mount ControlINDI
Guiding Scope Focal Length
Guiding Camera Chip
Resolution of the Guiding Cam
Guiding Software
CameraCANON EOS M100(a)
Method Okularprojektion (6mm)
Camera angle
Camera ControlEKOS, INDI, Gphoto2
Photography Date 08.08.2021
Moonnot relevant
Exposure-Time Lights AVI 10.000 Frames
Post Processing Date14.05.2021
Stacking, IntegrationPIPP, AutoStackert
Post Processing SoftwareAffinity Photo
Image EditingAffinity Photo
Capture PlaceKoblenz, Germany
LightpollutionBortle 5
Scattered lightstrong

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