Jupiter

First image of Jupiter with the ZWO 290 camera.
Moons: Ganymede (left); Io (right).

Object Details:

Jupiter.
Apparent diameter: 44.3 arc sec.
Actual diameter: 142,984 km.
Distance: 665.4 million km (37 light minutes).
Visual magnitude: -2.5
Altitude: 55°

Image:

Exposure: AVI capture of 2.5 seconds @30 fps.
Date: 2018-04-22.
Location: Leumeah, NSW.
Sky: outer suburban.
Processing software: PIPP, Registax5, Gimp.
Cropping: yes.

Gear:

Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Esprit 120ED Super APO triplet refractor.
Focal length: 840 mm, focal ratio: f/7.
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI 290.
Telescope mount: SkyWatcher EQ6-R.
Polar aligning: QHYCCD PoleMaster.
Field flattener: yes; filter: no.
Imaging software: SharpCap 3.1

Observing Notes:

First attempt at Jupiter with this camera.
Note Great Red Spot rotating towards perimeter.

Image Log:

[ZWO ASI290MC]
Debayer Preview=On
Pan=0
Tilt=0
Output Format=AVI files (*.avi)
Binning=1
Capture Area=1936×1096
Colour Space=RAW8
Temperature=24.6
High Speed Mode=Off
Turbo USB=100(Auto)
Flip=None
Frame Rate Limit=Maximum
Gain=300(Auto)
Exposure=0.005007
Timestamp Frames=On
White Bal (B)=79(Auto)
White Bal (R)=36(Auto)
Brightness=124
Auto Exp Max Gain=300
Auto Exp Max Exp M S=30000
Auto Exp Target Brightness=100
Mono Bin=Off
Apply Flat=None
Subtract Dark=None
#Black Point
Display Black Point=0
#MidTone Point
Display MidTone Point=0.5
#White Point
Display White Point=1
TimeStamp=2018-04-22T10:56:38.1838808Z
SharpCapVersion=3.1.5108.0


Image © R.Powell


 

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