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Jupiter with 60mm Macro

Hello everybody, here's one of Jupiter taken on the same night as the Andromeda nebula using the 60mm lens. I have cropped it at least 50% but I'm still amazed how well the lens has separated the two moons from the glare of Jupiter. I realise that the enlargement has pixillated the moons and stars but it shows what can be achieved with a relatively modest set up and shows the resolving power of the lens to good effect.
The hard part is focussing even with the MF assist as it magnifies the slightest tripod shake. More practice is called for I think!
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Re: Jupiter with 60mm Macro

That's interesting, must give it a try.

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Re: Jupiter with 60mm Macro

Excellent Jim, fascinating place the night sky.
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Re: Jupiter with 60mm Macro

Hello Huw and Peter, I was always keen on astrophotography when I was on film and have been surprised at how good the macro lens is (a contradiction in terms!), I assume that it's the quality of the Olympus glass again. The sensor chips must be good too judging by some of the moon shots that have been posted on here recently which show some amazing detail. The next project is Saturn and the Aurora when they make an appearance. I've been trying the International Space Station but it''s still a work in progress!
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Re: Jupiter with 60mm Macro

Yes the 60mm is certainly more than "just a macro lens". Teamed with the E-M5 it produces some stunning results.

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Re: Jupiter with 60mm Macro

Absolutely agree Peter, I can't wait for spring when there's damselflies and butterflies on the go again.
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