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Saturn, 31 July 2020, 01:06 (UTC +3)

I continue to capture planets through 203mm Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Now it is possible for me to shoot Jupiter and Saturn after midnight – by this time the earth has time to cool down, the image quality is much better than in the evening capturing.

Saturn, 31 July 2020, 01:06 (UTC +3)

Saturn, 31 July 2020, 01:06 (UTC +3)

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
-long 2x Barlow lens
ZWO ADC
ZWO IR-cut filter
ZWO ASI 183MC camera
Processing: PIPP, Autostakkert (5000 frames from 29923), Registax 6.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Single shot without processing

Single shot without processing

Mars, 31 July 2020, 02:27 (UTC +3)

For a month and a half, Mars has grown noticeably to 14.47 arc seconds and turned an interesting sideways. The atmosphere condition during the capturing was very stable, which made it possible to capture many small details on the surface of Mars. Interestingly, Olympus darkened again, although earlier I was able to record the cloud accumulation above the peak. I look forward to the opposition of Mars, but even with such a small angular size, the planet is of great interest both for astrophotographers and for fans of visual observations.

Mars, 31 July 2020, 02:27 (UTC +3)

Mars, 31 July 2020, 02:27 (UTC +3)

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
-long 2x Barlow lens
ZWO ADC
ZWO IR-cut filter
ZWO ASI 183MC camera
Processing: stacking 2500 frames from 17859 (Autostakkert),  wavelets (Registax 6).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Source video and stack.
Processing manual.

Jupiter, 31 July 2020, 00:50

On the night of July 31, 2020, the atmosphere was stable – perhaps the best of the entire capturing season. Also at the time of capturing the Great Red Spot was available for observation. The view of the planet on the screen was impressive – many small details on the planet’s disk. At the end of the capturing, I installed a CH4 methane filter and a monochrome camera in the telescope – the Great Red Spot became bright.

Jupiter, 31 July 2020, 00:50

Jupiter, 31 July 2020, 00:50

Equipment
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
long Barlow lens 2x
ZWO ADC
ZWO ir-cut filter
ASI ZWO 183MC camera (49 fps).
Processing: stacking 1000 frames from 4468 (Autostakkert), derotation of 5 stacks with WinJUPOS (00:46-00:54).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

GIF Вращение Юпитера 00:41-00:54

Rotation of the Jupiter 00:41-00:54

Jupiter with CH4 methane filter, 31 July 2020, 00:57

Jupiter with CH4 methane filter, 31 July 2020, 00:57

Equipment
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
long Barlow lens 2x
ZWO ADC

– ZWO CH4 methane filter
QHY5III178m camera (5 fps)
Processing: stacking 1000 frames from 1202 (Autostakkert), wavelets with Registax 6.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.