Jupiter 01/12/16 Saturn 01/12/16
The influenza is not easy to heal at this year, again. But, took out the telescope because sky was so clear. It was lucky weather. I feel I've hit the BORG 76's limit.
The two pictures above is almost best which made with Nikon 950 and BORG76ED. It is so difficult to use slow shutter with Nikon950 because no cable release.
As animation below, the atmosphere makes seeing bad. And the visibility changes time by time. However, if take the pictures then merged by software Astro Stak which made by Mr. R.J.Stakelenburg, you can get result like above. So, the pictures above does not mean you can see the planets like this. The picture below right is the screenshot of the Astro Stak.
First Step - learning shots-
It was so hard to take Jupiter as just circle on picture because blur. And it was hard to keep object in center because Or5mm has too small image circle. Finally, I decided to have Radian 4mm. However, it was so bad seeing then Jupiter looks like rotted square water melon. If this is not digital camera, my wallet was might be empty by film and development fee. The pictures above could take after I've got the motor drive. It is so great device even does not have a polar scope. (Why without polar scope? Because I can not see the polar star at where I'm using the telescope at my house. I will have it later, of course.)
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