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Jupiter - 6.2.2015 at 20.54 Kotka Observation number 33337

Visibility V / V

Jupiter is in opposition today, February 6, 2015. Because the air was clear. I watched from the balcony with my Jupiteria Skywatcher 127 telescope for about an hour.

Seeing was moderate, about 3 or 2.

The best combination was a 25mm eyepiece + 2 x Barlow lens, using it Jupiter looked nice, bright and big. The dark belts were clearly visible, as always, but this time even in the light zones, a little detail stood out.

Everything was visible from Galilee's moons. Europa and Ganymedes were very close to each other, and were getting closer and closer. At one point, they could not be distinguished from each other at all. Using the Stellarium, I found that the six indeed bloom close to each other today at that time.

The photo below was taken with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 directly through the 25mm eyepiece + Barlow + telescope combination I mentioned from the arm at about 8:54 p.m. Due to the lack of adjustment possibilities, Jupiter is, of course, overexposed, and due to the strong vignetting, only Io (innermost) and Ganymedes + Europa are visible as one spot on the outermost of the Galileo moons. The rock was left out, although it could fit into the field of view of the eyepiece with the naked eye.

There are no trophies in astronomy photography with this picture, but there is at least some artwork as proof.

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  • Observation target
    • Jupiter
    • Erittäin näyttävä
  • Seeing
    • Average
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Skywatcher 127, eyepiece 23 mm + 2 x Barlow, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 poker through the eyepiece by hand.

Comments: 1 pcs
Janne Kari - 7.2.2015 at 15.43 Report this

Ihan mainio kuva mielestäni kuvaamaan sitä mitä tuon kokoluokan putkella normaalisti näkyy. Poislukien ehkä tuo ylipalaminen :)

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