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31 August 2022 23:13:09

Roughly to the East mid-late evening right now
Sony A7iv and 600mm

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The Beast from the East
01 September 2022 01:11:19

Originally Posted by: four 

Roughly to the East mid-late evening right now
Sony A7iv and 600mm

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You can see IO and Ganemede

 


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Roger Parsons
01 September 2022 03:24:39

Originally Posted by: four 

Roughly to the East mid-late evening right now
Sony A7iv and 600mm

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All 4 Galilean moons visible. Lovely shot.

There used to be a great website showing their current positions but it seems to have disappeared.

This is about the best I could find.

https://shallowsky.com/galilean/

Roger

 


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01 September 2022 06:46:37
That's the one I used to name them Roger.

With a 'normal' camera even on tripod, the difficulty is initially locating the dancing dot as the slightest touch on your lens moves it out of frame.

Then manual focus probably best but above all expose for a *relatively* bright object it is a bit like taking a photo of the moon in that respect I.e. You will just get a glaring bright disc with no detail unless you use a setting not that different to a daylight exposure on earth.


ozone_aurora
01 September 2022 07:36:20

Very nice shot. 

Roger Parsons
01 September 2022 08:52:49
Jupiter is often a beginner's first planetary observation - after looking at the Moon. Then Mars and Saturn. Once seen never forgotten.

Jupiter reaches opposition on 26 September 2022, making it a great time to observe the gas giant and its moons.

https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/how-see-planets-night-sky-september/ 

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Windy Willow
01 September 2022 16:45:54

Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

Jupiter is often a beginner's first planetary observation - after looking at the Moon. Then Mars and Saturn. Once seen never forgotten.


Jupiter reaches opposition on 26 September 2022, making it a great time to observe the gas giant and its moons.
https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/how-see-planets-night-sky-september/

Roger

This is great to know as I'll be in the South of france at this time, in the middle of nowhere with no light pollution. Always get a great view of the stars and the Milkyway was stunning to view, where we stay, as well as meteor showers, i was out there for the persieds about 5 years back.


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speckledjim
16 September 2022 10:01:13

Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

 

All 4 Galilean moons visible. Lovely shot.

There used to be a great website showing their current positions but it seems to have disappeared.

This is about the best I could find.

https://shallowsky.com/galilean/

Roger

 

I use an app called sky lite, you just point it at the planets/stars and it ids them for you


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The Beast from the East
18 September 2022 08:13:52

Originally Posted by: speckledjim 

 

I use an app called sky lite, you just point it at the planets/stars and it ids them for you

Is it free and on PlayStore for Android phones?

 


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Osprey
18 September 2022 10:24:26

Originally Posted by: speckledjim 

 

I use an app called sky lite, you just point it at the planets/stars and it ids them for you

I downloaded it yesteday from PS. Cool. You don't even need to wait for it to get dark and you can use it indoors, alround 360°.


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fairweather
18 September 2022 11:01:28
Great image. Did you consider a lower exposure of the planet to try and get the bands and then combine it with the shot with the moons?


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Roger Parsons
19 September 2022 20:42:18
Heads up for Jupiter and Saturn tonight. Very visible to the SE and SW ish.

Roger


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Windy Willow
20 September 2022 06:46:42

Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

Heads up for Jupiter and Saturn tonight. Very visible to the SE and SW ish.
Roger

I've seen Jupiter very well from my current location in fact I can see so many stars that the milky way is clearly visible, I love it here in the midi Pyrenees. It's also so very quiet that all you can hear is nature. 


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29 September 2022 23:23:22

Moons moved round quite a bit now, used much lower exposure to get a hint of detail (Sony, 600mm f5.6 - 1/160s  ISO100)

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Roger Parsons
30 September 2022 04:15:50

Originally Posted by: four 

Moons moved round quite a bit now, used much lower exposure to get a hint of detail (Sony, 600mm f5.6 - 1/160s  ISO100)

UserPostedImage


RogerP

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30 September 2022 07:21:39

Originally Posted by: four 

Moons moved round quite a bit now, used much lower exposure to get a hint of detail (Sony, 600mm f5.6 - 1/160s  ISO100)

UserPostedImage

A good picture 

ozone_aurora
30 September 2022 08:34:10

Originally Posted by: four 

Moons moved round quite a bit now, used much lower exposure to get a hint of detail (Sony, 600mm f5.6 - 1/160s  ISO100)

UserPostedImage

Very nice capture!

Windy Willow
30 September 2022 10:43:23

Originally Posted by: four 

Moons moved round quite a bit now, used much lower exposure to get a hint of detail (Sony, 600mm f5.6 - 1/160s  ISO100)

UserPostedImage

Most impressive! 


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Roger Parsons
08 October 2022 19:22:14
If you are going out look SE at Moon and Jupiter with Saturn to the South. Fantastic. 20.20hrs.

Roger


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Roger Parsons
10 October 2022 19:06:01

Originally Posted by: Roger Parsons 

If you are going out look SE at Moon and Jupiter with Saturn to the South. Fantastic. 20.20hrs.
Roger

Dramatic view of Moon and Jupiter now - follow the progress. 20.00hrs.

Roger


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