Jupiter | July 2021

I am learning how to process images using a dedicated astronomy camera. I tried recording a Jupiter video in RAW format. RAW needs to be reconstructed to form color images in a process called debayering. When debayering, select the correct matrix for your camera (RGGB in an ASI 533). If your images still show the bayer (grid) pattern even after debayering, try other configurations such as GBRG or GRBG and see if it removes the artifact (the capture software may have recorded with the incorrect bayer configuration).

Jupiter imaged on July 27, 2021 with a 4 inch f/9 refractor, 4x Barlow, and an ASI 533 camera, processed in SIRIL.

For a complete list of astrophoto images, click here.
Related link: Dash Camera for Imaging Planets

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© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines

Jupiter | July 2021

Jupiter’s great red spot and the cloud bands are visible in this photo taken with a small 4-inch telescope and an astronomy camera.

Jupiter imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and an ASI 533 camera, processed in IRIS.

For a complete list of astrophoto images, click here.
Related link: Dash Camera for Imaging Planets

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© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines

Jupiter | May 2021

Jupiter’s great red spot, the cloud bands, and two of its moons, are visible in this photo taken with a small 4-inch telescope.

Jupiter imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and an SPC900NC web camera, processed in IRIS.

For a complete list of astrophoto images, click here.
Related link: Dash Camera for Imaging Planets

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© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines

Jupiter | April 2021

Jupiter is now visible in the early morning sky. It is still low in the horizon making it very difficult to image. Jupiter’s cloud bands are visible in this photo.

Jupiter imaged with a 4 inch f/9 refractor and an SPC900NC web camera, processed in IRIS.

For a complete list of astrophoto images, click here.
Related link: Dash Camera for Imaging Planets

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© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines

Jupiter | March 2016

Planets are particularly difficult to image, especially if using a small 4-inch telescope. You need to image at very long focal lengths to magnify and zoom in to the planet and a large aperture to reveal finer details. To capture this image of Jupiter, I had to use an eyepiece to project an image on to an SPC900NC web camera’s sensor. Precise tracking is essential to keep the planet’s image in frame for more accurate registering and stacking of images.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and the cloud bands of alternating dark and light color, are visible in the photo. Image processed in IRIS.

For a complete list of astrophoto images, click here.

Night Sky in Focus | Astronomy and Amateur Radio
© Anthony Urbano | Manila, Philippines