JUPITER MOVIE (25 Sep 2010)
We used a Meade LX-200 10" telescope and a 2x Barlow lens.
We used HandyAvi and a ToUcam webcam to create a 500 frame AVI
movie every 5 minutes.
Each AVI file was then processed using RegiStax to produce each single
JPG frame of the movie.
HandyAvi was then used to create the movie from the JPG images.
The images degraded as Jupiter sunk toward the horizon.
We used a Temperature-Compensated Focuser to maintain focus of the
telescope throughout the night. Everything was automated.
We used HandyAvi to automatically keep Jupiter centered in the
telescope and to
automatically take 500 frames every 5 minutes.
We set it up then went to bed... :-)
Click on the image below to see the movie in your default video display
The moon Ganymede crosses Jupiter on 25 Sep 2010.
Ganymede is pretty big and so is its shadow...
Click on the image see the full-size movie in your
default video display program...