Planetary photography

 

Here's an early photo of Jupiter, taken on July 24, 2009. That is Europa to the left of the planet.

Here are two of Mars taken with an OpticStar PL-131C

 Saturn.

Here are some more of Jupiter

 

I've been playing with Registax. Making just a few tweaks greatly enhances the quality of my photos. Here's an example

Jupiter and three of it's moons on August 10, 2010

Here's an animation of Ganymede's shadow, then Io's shadow transiting Jupiter's disk taken 8-13-2010.

Here is a portion of one of the frames. That is Europa on the far left, then Io, then Ganymede. Ganymede's shadow is on Jupiter's disk. Callisto is to the right of Jupiter, but doesn't show up well in this photo.

Jupiter on August 27, 2010

A 4 1/2 hour animation of Jupiter. I was asleep when the videos were taken for each frame. I took a one minute video every five minutes and stacked each video to get a photo. Each of those photos is one frame in the video.

 

And the AVI

 

Here some more of Jupiter

And a video

September 18, 2010. That's Ganymede and it's shadow.

And a short animation. I deleted the first dozen frames because the focus was off, and the recording program crashed, so I missed the end as well.