Jupiter - N16 First Light

Jupiter - N16 First Light

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First light finally came last night for my home built N16 astrograph which has been 20 months in the making. The scope still has a few bugs and collimation issues that have to be ironed out but I eagerly decided to give it a sky test never-the-less. Jupiter was my willing target but poor seeing unfortunately made the planet appear like a rambunctious bouncing ball of jelly making focusing extremely difficult. This image of Jupiter was taken at f/22 and is at its native size without resampling.



Date Imaged       :

November 12, 2009

Lens       :

N16 Newtonian at f/22

Camera       :

DBK21

Exposure       :

90 seconds

Filter       :

RGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines