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Roland99

(53,342 posts)
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:23 PM Dec 2020

"Jupiturn". Jupiter Saturn. This photo is amazeballs

Just went outside to see “Jupiturn”. Last time they were this close together at night, Genghis Khan was war-mongering and St Francis Assisi was making his first nativity set

Courtesy of




“Jupiter's moons, left to right, are Callisto, Ganymede, Io, and Europa. A dim star is coincidentally near Ganymede.

Saturn's moons, going counterclockwise from left, are Rhea, Tethys, Dione, and Titan.

This was taken with a 9.25" (that means wide) Celestron telescope with a 2350mm focal length and an ASI 1600mm monochrome camera, with separate filters for clear, red, green, and blue.

I took 50 frames of RGB, at 20ms per frame, and 12 frames of clear at 200 ms.

Jupiter, Saturn, and the five brightest moons are from the RGB. The three dimmer moons of Saturn from the clear, brightness jacked way up.

You can see Jupiter's Great Red Spot.”
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"Jupiturn". Jupiter Saturn. This photo is amazeballs (Original Post) Roland99 Dec 2020 OP
That is a perfect view! mfcorey1 Dec 2020 #1
That's the best I've seen. Arne Dec 2020 #2
I dunno gratuitous Dec 2020 #3
Clouds in southern New England. dem4decades Dec 2020 #4
Rt TY! And, Saturn's Rings.. Absolutely Cha Dec 2020 #5
Awesome! grumpyduck Dec 2020 #6
Thank you for that! mtnsnake Dec 2020 #7
Love this. mia Dec 2020 #8
fantastic... dhill926 Dec 2020 #9
We have clear skies in Florida! It was amazing. Native Dec 2020 #10
I have that app, too Deuxcents Dec 2020 #26
I love that app! Native Dec 2020 #33
That's from yesterday. They'll be closer tonight. kst Dec 2020 #11
Glad I pulled out the telescope last night. roamer65 Dec 2020 #14
It appears to be rotated from what I actually saw in the southwest sky from South Florida. Towlie Dec 2020 #12
On a SCT telescope, the image is reversed. roamer65 Dec 2020 #15
Maybe, but I'm also reading that it was taken last night. Towlie Dec 2020 #18
Yes. That can be done. roamer65 Dec 2020 #19
Beautiful, thank you! Cadfael Dec 2020 #13
Looks like they are socially distancing too. n/t spike jones Dec 2020 #16
Nice!! We got some one-off... stillcool Dec 2020 #17
Perfect, clear sky in AZ. Saw moons of Jupiter and Saturns rings with binocs. marybourg Dec 2020 #20
What strength are your binoculars? wackadoo wabbit Dec 2020 #42
7 x 50 Bausch & Lomb marybourg Dec 2020 #43
Thanks for the info wackadoo wabbit Dec 2020 #59
Do some reading on binocs recommended for marybourg Dec 2020 #61
I got a pair of 15x70s just for stargazing, but we have so much haze I can't see any moons. eppur_se_muova Dec 2020 #45
You must have been in a VERY dark skies area to see Jupiter's moons with nothing but your glasses! wackadoo wabbit Dec 2020 #60
Nice shot! bcool Dec 2020 #21
So sweet! ybbor Dec 2020 #22
Clouds in IL cate94 Dec 2020 #23
I wonder what Genghis Khan thought of this. BobTheSubgenius Dec 2020 #24
He probably thought it was a celestial harbinger of military victory. roamer65 Dec 2020 #29
Without the DU contributors, I'd have been completely oblivious to this! Thanks so much!!! Karadeniz Dec 2020 #25
heavly tinted windows and wide eaves spoilt the view . i live in a upstairs apt. AllaN01Bear Dec 2020 #27
Excellent photo GeoWilliam750 Dec 2020 #28
Now I don't have to go out in the cold... JohnnyRingo Dec 2020 #30
Beautiful Bev54 Dec 2020 #31
Definitely needed a telescope to see this fantastic event. Fla Dem Dec 2020 #32
If you can live to the year 2874, you can see them even closer together. roamer65 Dec 2020 #34
Reminds me of "Jupiter and Saturn...." BigmanPigman Dec 2020 #35
I will always regret never seeing them in concert. mtnsnake Dec 2020 #56
I have seen Pink Floyd without Roger (the other 3 members) BigmanPigman Dec 2020 #57
that must have been amazing, something you never forget mtnsnake Dec 2020 #58
Over $4K in gear he used to get that shot. Follow-up tweet..... KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2020 #36
Gave me goosebumps when I saw that photo Roland99 Dec 2020 #39
It was awesome...my family sat out and watched in my scope for over an hour. cbdo2007 Dec 2020 #37
Beautiful! ellie Dec 2020 #38
Amazing, wondrous and mystifying. Thanks! KPN Dec 2020 #40
Just came in a few minutes ago after viewing it with our telescope for about an hour. StarryNite Dec 2020 #41
Clicked on thread because "Amazeballs" ismnotwasm Dec 2020 #44
Extraordinary!!! calimary Dec 2020 #46
Great photo catch! All clouds in NYC, so ... electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #47
That is an amazing photo! kentuck Dec 2020 #48
Wow just wow. Thank you housecat Dec 2020 #49
On my Sky Map app... RussBLib Dec 2020 #50
Celestial! chwaliszewski Dec 2020 #51
Great photo! We missed it because it was cloudy. Nitram Dec 2020 #52
Wow! BlueWavePsych Dec 2020 #53
Thank you. Its quite a wonder! Here we are in this miraculous universe. The Wielding Truth Dec 2020 #54
Great photo MustLoveBeagles Dec 2020 #55

mtnsnake

(22,236 posts)
7. Thank you for that!
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:33 PM
Dec 2020

I have often looked at Saturn and Jupiter and it's moons. I don't have a telescope, but I have a quality daytime spotting scope which allows me to see the tilt of Saturn and its rings on a real clear night, but what I get to see through my scope is nothing like what you have shown us here. What an amazing shot! Thank you so much for posting this!

Native

(5,981 posts)
10. We have clear skies in Florida! It was amazing.
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:41 PM
Dec 2020

Of course I'm a complete idiot so I had to use the SkyView app! Lol

Deuxcents

(16,937 posts)
26. I have that app, too
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:20 PM
Dec 2020

I didn’t even think to use it until I read your comments...just came in and Wow! Saturn is just big, bright and beautiful just over the roof of my house. Great app n can’t believe I didn’t think of it..gonna check it out some more. Thanks

kst

(69 posts)
11. That's from yesterday. They'll be closer tonight.
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:43 PM
Dec 2020

Last edited Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:44 PM - Edit history (1)

The tweet was posted 18 hours ago as I write this. The closest approach is tonight.

It's not dark yet here on the west coast. If the sun is down where you are, go outside (with binoculars or a telescope if you have them) and take a look.

UPDATE: It's dark enough to see them on the west coast. They're visibly closer than they were last night. You'll be able to distinguish them with the naked eye only if you have reasonably good vision.

roamer65

(36,753 posts)
14. Glad I pulled out the telescope last night.
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:46 PM
Dec 2020

Tonite is cold and rainy in MI, as usual for December.

Towlie

(5,351 posts)
12. It appears to be rotated from what I actually saw in the southwest sky from South Florida.
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:44 PM
Dec 2020

 
?

I saw Saturn at the 2:00 position relative to Jupiter, but I see now that apparently that photo was taken last night.

roamer65

(36,753 posts)
15. On a SCT telescope, the image is reversed.
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:47 PM
Dec 2020

He’s using a diagonal to put the image right side up.

Towlie

(5,351 posts)
18. Maybe, but I'm also reading that it was taken last night.
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:51 PM
Dec 2020

 
?

If it was flipped then it would be simple and easy to flip it back with a program like Windows Paint.

wackadoo wabbit

(1,167 posts)
42. What strength are your binoculars?
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:07 PM
Dec 2020

I have a pair of crappy 8x25, and I swear it didn't really look any different with them or without them. I definitely didn't see either rings or moons.

marybourg

(12,715 posts)
61. Do some reading on binocs recommended for
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 02:06 AM
Dec 2020

astronomy. I did that many, many years ago and settled on these, which I been very happy with, although they’ve gotten a little heavy for me. I no longer remember the various trade offs.

Now with the internet, the research should be easy. A good astronomy club will also be full of helpful members, even now, by phone or e-mail.

eppur_se_muova

(36,406 posts)
45. I got a pair of 15x70s just for stargazing, but we have so much haze I can't see any moons.
Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:38 AM
Dec 2020

I've actually spotted the moons of Jupiter w/nothing but glasses on a very clear night out in an unlit area. (My best corrected vision at the time was 20/10 in one eye, 20/15 in the other). It sucks living in a river valley, as far as stargazing is concerned.

wackadoo wabbit

(1,167 posts)
60. You must have been in a VERY dark skies area to see Jupiter's moons with nothing but your glasses!
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:11 AM
Dec 2020

I live in a Dark Skies City and go up to a very dark trailhead to stargaze (my neighbors feel that they just must keep their outside lights on all night), and even with my crappy binoculars I still couldn't see Jupiter's moons. I'm quite impressed!

bcool

(221 posts)
21. Nice shot!
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:05 PM
Dec 2020

We got a similar view through our 8" reflector, except the atmosphere was jumpy here in St. Louis so things were a tad blurry.

Saturn always amazes me...it looks so unreal - like a little painting in the sky

roamer65

(36,753 posts)
29. He probably thought it was a celestial harbinger of military victory.
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:27 PM
Dec 2020

That’s how our species thought back then.

JohnnyRingo

(18,845 posts)
30. Now I don't have to go out in the cold...
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:31 PM
Dec 2020

look up at the winter overcast, and see two dots. or at least see where two dots should be.
Thanks to your great Cosmotography skills.

Did I just coin a word for what you do?

Thanx for posting.

Fla Dem

(24,300 posts)
32. Definitely needed a telescope to see this fantastic event.
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:41 PM
Dec 2020

Thanks for sharing so we all could see it.

mtnsnake

(22,236 posts)
56. I will always regret never seeing them in concert.
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:06 AM
Dec 2020

The closest I came was when my wife and I saw Australian Pink Floyd a few years ago. They were awesome, although I would love to have seen the real ones.

BigmanPigman

(51,840 posts)
57. I have seen Pink Floyd without Roger (the other 3 members)
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:25 AM
Dec 2020

and also The Wall and In the Flesh tours with only Roger and they were all fantastic. The Wall can't be described very well. It was more than a concert, it was a theatrical experience and the sights and sounds were incredible. The best show I have ever seen!

mtnsnake

(22,236 posts)
58. that must have been amazing, something you never forget
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 01:53 AM
Dec 2020

Even without Roger, I'm glad you got to see such fantastic concerts with the other members.

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,527 posts)
36. Over $4K in gear he used to get that shot. Follow-up tweet.....
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 10:14 PM
Dec 2020


Text:
JRehling @JRehling

They will be about this close tomorrow night, too, and you can see Jupiter without a telescope, shortly after sunset. Saturn will be a little above it.

Science is real. Education is what elevates us above the beasts. Celebrate it and enjoy the beauty.

That's around $4,500 in telescope and camera he's using to get that shot.


Thanks for posting, Roland99. Very nice photo......

StarryNite

(9,585 posts)
41. Just came in a few minutes ago after viewing it with our telescope for about an hour.
Mon Dec 21, 2020, 10:59 PM
Dec 2020

It was wonderful to have such a beautiful celestial distraction to everything horrible that's going on in 2020.

calimary

(82,078 posts)
46. Extraordinary!!!
Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:55 AM
Dec 2020

THANK YOU for these, Roland99!

Couldn't see anything where we are. It's clouded over - when it's not raining, that is.

electric_blue68

(15,437 posts)
47. Great photo catch! All clouds in NYC, so ...
Tue Dec 22, 2020, 03:44 AM
Dec 2020

I'm glad I didn't even try to go out.

Not only can you see the Great Read Spot but a
whole wide band of reddish brown clouds!

Check out Space.com Lowell Observatory (and another Observatory near Flagstaff AZ video stream - on they might leave it up for a bit.

At first the sky was deeper but not deep blue Jupiter, and Saturn rightward, and down. Then it went purple and finally black. As it did that Saturn took on it's golden glow! (swoon)

They adjusted the viewing bc to show Saturn - Jupiter was washed out. So they readjusted it to show more of Jupiter.
It was a cool feed! 👏👏 🙂

They said you'll be able to see them easily (not quite as close) for the next 2 weeks. A bit more 1-2 days past the 2 wks .After that - TOO Dangerous bc of the sun.


RussBLib

(9,140 posts)
50. On my Sky Map app...
Tue Dec 22, 2020, 12:56 PM
Dec 2020

Jupiter appears right on top of Saturn, making it look like Jupiter has rings, when in reality, of course, they are still millions of miles apart.

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