Flintstone Stargazing

August 8, 2007

Another attempt at Jupiter

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Jupiter, Observation Journal — Ed @ 11:53 am

Well Iowa skies were very dark and I had a chance to see the International Space Station fly over – it was brighter than Jupiter, but i don’t have any photos from that to share, unfortunately. I’m in St. Louis now, and have been attempting to use video to capture longer exposures. Below are a couple of Jupiter images that I’ve made, using Registax 4. I’m not sure that my current video camera (a Digital 8 camcorder) is the best choice to use, but you can see the satellites. BTW, does anyone know what the star/moon/whatever is in the upper left corner (it’s not in the same plane as the other moons, but I’ve been seeing it track with Jupiter for a couple weeks now and it’s brightness is almsot exactly that of the other moons).

Jupiter in St. Louis

Jupiter in St. Louis 2

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2 Comments »

  1. cool. good to see you here Ed. please put me on the list for the next (first?) stargazing party.

    Comment by bobw — August 8, 2007 @ 1:32 pm

  2. Thanks Bob, I’ll let you know – there’s one in October with the Barnard Astronomical Society (the Chattanooga astronomy club) – you can see details at their web site: http://bas.chattanooga.net/

    Comment by Ed — August 9, 2007 @ 9:16 pm


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