Well JP you've done it again - Marvellous! The way Io emerged from the dark belt as it headed into the limb darkening is superb. You have excellent imaging skills. The festoons and minor details in the belts is wonderfully captured. Keep posting your results and if you have a chance to image the current huge sunspot group in white light and Ha I would love to see the results. Well done!!
Phoenix 204 WFT Black Beauty 150/750 R50 Semi APO in Skylight Telescopes custom build
JP, this is indeed excellent. I've been viewing Jupiter a lot through various smaller refractors as recent as last Friday night so I was very pleased to stop by this forum and see what's possible. A delightful movie and that large Istar is really performing. Thanks for posting. Chris
JP; What an amazing astrophotography shot. That has to be one of the best I have seen. That scope does one heck of a job for you. Someday I will be an Istar owner too. I have several other things first. It will not be as yours but that's OK. Again thanks for the fine work. Bill
Here it is August and I'm replying to a Jan post, however, every time I see one of your photos JP it further solidifies my decision to purchase an Istar TCR. This is a great little photo and I can hardly wait to start posting photos of what my future scope will be looking at. Thanks again JP. I would love to see more DSO's from your scope if you have the desire to take some pics.
Istar Asteria 204-8 R35 Anastigmat Takahashi TSA-102S Takahashi Epsilon 130D Astrophysics Mach 1 Mount/Tripod Losmandy G11 with Gemini II QSI 6120wsg-5 with Astrodon 3nm Ha, OIII, SII and NIR-Lum filters