Monday, February 1, 2016

#21 - Monday, February 1, 2016

Jupiter is finally up early enough in the evening to check out!  Wow, what a neat sight!  I couldn’t get a good shot of both Jupiter and its moons, since Jupiter is so bright, so I combined two images (very roughly) at different shutter speeds and meters so you could see both at the same time.
Jupiter and its four Galilean moons; two single images combined.
Nikon D3100 on my C8
Jupiter: 1/25s, ISO-400
Moons: 1/13s, ISO-3200

At some point, I’ll have to get some kind of barrel extender so I can connect my camera on top of my eyepieces so that I can get larger magnification on planets.  But yeah, there it is!
I decided to take another whack at Andromeda (attempt #5).  I got about 50 good frames, 20” long at ISO-6400, but again, I think I just need a lot more data, or something.  You can see some of the dust lanes, but it’s still not great.

M31 Andromeda Galaxy, Nikon D3100 on C8
50x20s, ISO-6400

Especially at ISO-6400, it’s grainy as heck.
Also, of course, more Orion.  Got about 50 frames there too, at 20” apiece and ISO-6400.  The high ISO made the final quite grainy, however.
M42 Orion Nebula, Nikon D3100 on C8.
51x50s, ISO-6400

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