William Rison
Image taken:
Aug. 2, 2009
Newburg, Maryland, USA
It was still very warm and humid at 3AM when I opened up my observatory and looked at Jupiter to image the impact site. There was a thunder storm to the north with providing another show but the sky was clear to the south where Jupiter was. At first I could not see the impact but after a while and changing eyepieces it could be seen if you knew where to look. The seeing was not very good. Connected my camera to the telescope and captured 60 seconds worth of video. After processing the video the later that day I was able to bring out a lot of detail. Equipment used: Meade 12" LX200R at f/10 Astro-Physics 900GTO mount Lumenera SkyNYX2-0 color camera Processing: ImagesPlus 3.75 to grade, align, stack the video and process the resulting image. Ulead PhotoImpact 11 to add labels to the image and make the final picture with and without labels.
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