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Old 28th November 2012
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Jupiter and moons

We are blessed with fairly clear skies tonight here in Hemel Hempstead and I noticed that Jupter was bright next to the near full moon. So I got the big Zuiko Digital 300 f/2.8 with EC-14 1.4x converter (making it equivalent to an 850mm full frame telephoto) and bolted it on to an OM-D E-M5 and took it outside with a tripod to see if it was worth photographing. I was very surprised to find that I could also see four of the moons



This was exposed to show the moons - ISO 3200, f/6.3, 1/200th.



This was an attempt to show some detail on Jupiter but it's very faint - maybe a couple of bands. The moon to the right has disappeared because of the lower exposure: ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/200th.

Both shots are reproduced at 2 image pixels to one displayed pixel.

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Re: Jupiter and moons

two really super photographs very well taken.
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Re: Jupiter and moons

Nice shot. the Galilean moons are always nice to see.

For anyone interested they are visible through any pair of binoculars.
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Re: Jupiter and moons

This is 1 image pixel to 1 display pixel and exposed at ISO 200 to show as much detail as possible:



The two faint bands are more discernable this time

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Re: Jupiter and moons

That's amazing, Ian. I really like the first shot, showing all the moons.
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Re: Jupiter and moons

Great stuff Ian.
I think you have done a marvellous job there.
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When enlarged on my iPad Ian these look stunning. Great stuff.
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Re: Jupiter and moons

I might try again tonight with the 2x converter. This will make it equivalent to a 1200mm full frame lens.

If (and it's a very big if!) there is any extra detail, I'll try stacking several shots.

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Re: Jupiter and moons

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Re: Jupiter and moons

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<snip>Both shots are reproduced at 2 image pixels to one displayed pixel.
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If (and it's a very big if!) there is any extra detail, I'll try stacking several shots.

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Re: Jupiter and moons

I was thinking astro-photography was going to be a no-no after clear skies all day because the sky went grey just as the sun set. Then the skies cleared

Not tried any stacking yet (not sure there is enough quality anyway) but here is tonight's shot:



This time I used the EC-20 2x converter. Below is yesterday's shot with the EC-14 1.4x converter:



Both are 1:1 (1 image pixel to 1 display pixel).

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Re: Jupiter and moons

Well done Ian, shows the bands pretty clearly. No colour though - did you desaturate? I thought the rings were orangey-brown.

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Re: Jupiter and moons

The first one you took tonight Ian is a cracker. I popped out with my 50-200 plus EC20 but mine arn't good at all. Saw three moons though.
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Re: Jupiter and moons

More impressive shots Ian, as Dave says that first one with the EC-20 is fantastic.
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Re: Jupiter and moons

That first one from tonight is superb Ian

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