First Image of Jupiter
I took my first pictures of Saturn by webcam imaging last January 2011. This morning, after long hiatus (thanks to the rainy weather since June), I finally imaged the King of Planets, Jupiter.
I saw the four major moons of Jupiter in my C90 Mak-Cass telescope. They looked so tiny but these moons have worlds of their own. My favorite among them is Europa.🙂
I wanted to take a picture of Jupiter with its moons, but my webcam’s field of view is narrow. It cannot image the whole scene. Thus, I chose to take close images of Jupiter since I haven’t tried this yet.
Below are my first “decent” images of Jupiter:
I processed the videos in Lynkeos, an image processing software for Mac OSx. I chose to stack 60 frames out of 4,000 available frames. My computer almost crashed when I tried to process them all! So to get a quick result, I narrow it to only 60 frames.
My image will be a lot better if I have a bigger aperture (and yes, bigger scope!). For now, I will practice with what I have and hopefully I’ll improve soon.