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Jupiter animations

Three ways to animate Jupiter


Readers of my previous blogs will know that planetary imaging is my passion and in particular creating animations.

I’d like to share with you three different ways I use to show movement on another world using fairly modest equipment (in my case an 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a planetary imaging camera).

Making progress

It's amazing what a difference 12 months can make


By Steve Marsh


Just over a year ago I took my first picture of Jupiter – an afocal effort holding my compact camera up to the eyepiece of my 4.5-inch reflector. Now, one year, two telescopes, three cameras and many sleepless nights later, I look back fondly at that picture… and think how terrible it is. That’s progress!


My first afocal picture of Jupiter, taken 13 months ago

Paying your dews

Steve's Jupiter blog

Observing Jupiter, creating animations and battling dew.

Sometimes astronomy seems like an extremely demanding hobby. You have to give if you want to get.

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