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Grand Tour 25 to 26-02-2006 by Chrissyo Grand Tour 25 to 26-02-2006 by Chrissyo
Here is the work of a single night of astroimaging. I started at around 7pm with Mars, moved on to the double star Rigel followed by the Orion Nebula. I went out again at about 10pm to get Saturn. Then I got up bright and early at 4:50am on the 26th to get the Moon, Jupiter and its moons and Venus. As you can see, I have made a few attempts at each processing. I am very happy with my Jupiters, as I have gotten the most detail here than ever before. Only gotta get a shot of Mercury and I'll have imaged all 5 of the naked eye planets (of which I'm not counting Uranus, although some do). And later this year it is my goal to get Neptune and Uranus, and perhaps some other bright objects. Enjoy! (And I hope I chose an appropriate section to upload this in. If not, leave a message and I'll move it elsewhere =) ).

Taken with 10" F5 Newtonian on Dobsonian base, captured with Panasonic mini DV video camera held to telescope with home made camera bracket. WinDV used to capture footage as AVI, Registax used to process and Photoshop used to touch up.
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dodis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
Beatiful photos!

I did 3 days ago some photos of Venus with my digital camera....but I m not quite sure it s Venus because it has strange calours and was blinking.
What do you think?
Beatiful photos!
catman73 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Cool Man!!! I want to get out my telescope from dust and stargaze at night :)!
aambience Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
Yes Jupiter ROCKS!!!! That's so awesome.... :thumbsup:
nonameface24 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
Great work. =) Yes, Jupiter does look better than any other ones I've seen from you. The cloud bands look amazing, as always. And about categories, I don't see what's wrong in placing it in astrophotography. Your choice though. =)
quicksimon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
Amazing mate!! All in one night! Mars looks awesome for it being so small now. Is that polar cap growing now? I might give it a shot when these %$&ing clouds go away!!!!
jmb2371 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
nice work, especially the panned jupiter
curtition Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
Hector42 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Some nice work you did there! I like these group images, they always look like they would be great as posters. :)
ozgurcan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006  Professional Artist
great work !
MonkeySensei Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006
great pictures!

maybe you should try asking for a digital photo camera to make those shots again
Chrissyo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a digital camera, but they're not practical for planetary shots. Because of atmospheric etc distubances in image quality, a movie is usually made and spilt into its individual frames which are then processed by a program (in my case, Registax) to find the best quality frames, stack them together to increase overall quality and gives the final result shown. A single shot from a digital camera would be distorted in areas, and not overly sharp.
mu99 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006   Photographer
amazing, U'r right jupiter got the most details, and what an sight, i remember i stared at jupiter in 8th grade. wih an telescope ofcourse. that was totaly awesome.
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