Jupiter with Io and its shadow transiting (2 o'clock) and Europa to the left. Taken 2017-04-26 05:20 UT from Madison, Alabama. Questar 1350/89 mm telescope with Dakin 2X Barlow lens, f30. Camera ZWO ASI120MC with 63msec exposure and gain of 40. Data captured with oaCaptue. Best 128 of 2000 images stacked in Autostakkert!2. Deconvolution in Lynkeos. Final tweaks and crop in Photoshop.
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That looks great! You're right, everything has to fall into place for great images (seeing, careful processing). But when it does, boy what a feeling! The Q can really produce some amazing images. And the compact package makes it even more satisfying!
That really is spectacular, Rob! Thanks for sharing, It is nice to know there is somewhere in America that doesn't cloud over the minute a Questar is set up (I'm sitting in my yard as I write adjacent to my Q which is pointed at yet another horizon to horizon cloud bank).
Excellent work! Io’s transit is very clear and very nice.