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30 minutes of Jupiter rotation.

May as well upload something before you guys start yelling at me too. lol

The moon on the right is Ganymede.

This is the first .gif I've ever made. Used "Gimp" and "Registax" to put it all together.

It's 16 frames. Each are about 300 frames of a 1 minute video stacked with "Registax".

Taken this morning with a CGEM-1100 telescope @ 5600mm focal length, and a Canon 450D camera between 3:00am and 3:30am.

You can see Jupiter and it's many moons with a small telescope, or pair of binoculars. At this time of year, in the northern hemisphere, it rises in the east at about 11pm, by 4am it's halfway up in the southern sky (following the same path that the sun follows). It's brighter than the rest of the stars--you can't miss it. ;-)

It's amazing what an average bastard can do with a telescope these days.

Thanks for watching!


Click to view image: 'Jupiter and Ganymede'

Added: Jul-26-2010 Occurred On: Jul-26-2010
By: Basard
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