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RE: [ccd-newastro] Imaging the Planets

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  • Ron Wodaski
    Full moon won t affect planets very much. They are bright! Depending on how bad the sky glow is, you can sometimes get good B&W images of open clusters if you
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 4, 2001
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      Full moon won't affect planets very much. They are bright! Depending on how
      bad the sky glow is, you can sometimes get good B&W images of open clusters
      if you have the urge to image around full moon. Depends on whether you can
      get a good image without saturating.

      Ron Wodaski
      The New CCD Astronomy Book
      web site: http://www.newastro.com



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      Subject: [ccd-newastro] Imaging the Planets


      Good Morning Ron:

      With the full moon approaching, I thought this might be a good time to try
      imaging the planets. Will the moon present an obstacle, given that the
      exposures for the planets are so short? Thanks.

      Clear skies,
      Kevin Dixon
      ksbtk@...






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    • Ed Crandall
      Is the altazimuth mode used on SCTs sufficient for imaging the planets; especially in view of the fact that Jupiter and Saturn rotate so fast that one can
      Message 2 of 3 , Feb 10, 2002
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        Is the altazimuth mode used on SCTs 'sufficient' for imaging the planets; especially in view of the fact that Jupiter and Saturn rotate so fast that one can only stack images acquired within a range of 2-3 minutes for Jupiter? How many minutes can one image in the altazimuth mode without the need for a Field De-rotater? As anyone coupled a Meade flip mirror devise to a Field De-rotater? If so, do you find too much flexiure or focus problem with this long of optical train?

        Thanks,

        Ed


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