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Planetary Images

 

 

All images were captured from either my backyard, or the Texas Astronomical Society dark sky site near Atoka, Oklahoma
 

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Mars

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Mars 01

Varies from  35 million miles to 63 million miles.

10/21/2005

LX90 8".  Meade LPI Imager.

Taken when Mars was approx. 43 million miles from earth.

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Mars 02

Varies from  35 million miles to 63 million miles.

10/21/2005

LX90 8".  Meade LPI Imager.

Taken when Mars was approx. 43 million miles from earth.

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Mars 03

Varies from  35 million miles to 63 million miles.

10/21/2005

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Taken when Mars was approx. 43 million miles from earth.

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Mars 04

Varies from  35 million miles to 63 million miles.

12/01/2005

LX90 8".  Meade LPI Imager.

Taken when Mars was approx. 43 million miles from earth.

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Mars 05

Varies from  35 million miles to 63 million miles.

12/20/2007

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Taken when Mars was approx. 43 million miles from earth.

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Mars 06

Varies from  35 million miles to 63 million miles.

10/21/2005

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  ToUcam 740 Webcam.  500 Images Stacked.

Taken when Mars was approx. 54 million miles from earth.

 

 

 

Jupiter

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Jupiter 01

Approx.  432,541,683 miles

05/25/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Taken at T.A.S. Dark Sky Site.

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Jupiter 02

Approx.  420,114,514 miles

04/09/2006

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Great Red Spot and 3 moons.

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Jupiter 03

Approx.  420,114,514 miles

04/09/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Great Red Spot .

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Jupiter 04

Approx.  411,374,995 miles

05/15/2006

LX90 8".   ToUcam 740 Webcam

Great Red Spot .  250 stacked images using K3CCDTOOLS.

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Jupiter 05

Approx.  439,600,683 miles

06/22/2006

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Jupiter and 4 Moons.  Captured using K3CCDTOOLS.

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Jupiter 06

Approx.  457,987,469 miles

07/07/2006

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Moon Io transit with Jupiter .  Captured using K3CCDTOOLS.

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Jupiter 07

Approx.  457,987,469 miles

07/07/2006

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Io and it's shadow on the surface of Jupiter.  Captured using K3CCDTOOLS.

 

 

 

Saturn

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Saturn 01

Approx.  873,988,671 miles

03/23/2002

ETX90 3.5".   Canon Powershot A20.

Early result from when I first began imaging.  Captured through 15mm eyepiece.

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Saturn 02

Approx.  755,732,669 miles

02/02/2006

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

No Barlow.  Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn 03

Approx.  772,821,577 miles

03/03/2006

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

No Barlow.  Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn 04

Approx.  756,169,011 miles

02/04/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn 05

Approx.  756,169,011 miles

02/04/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn 06

Approx.  756,181,184 miles

02/05/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn 07

Approx.  772,837,281 miles

03/03/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn 08

Approx.  772,837,281 miles

03/03/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn 09

Approx.  772,837,281 miles

03/03/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn10

Approx.  772,837,281 miles

03/03/2006

LX90 8".   3x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn11

Approx.  797,317,346 miles

03/25/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn12

Approx.  772,837,281 miles

03/25/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Saturn13

Approx.  817,202,991 miles

04/08/2006

LX90 8".   3x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

 

 

 

 Venus

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Venus 01

Approx.  126,470,690 miles

05/21/2002

ETX90 3.5".   Canon Powershot A20.

Shot at dusk.  Captured through 15mm eyepiece.

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Venus 02

Approx.  42,463,494 miles

12/01/2005

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Venus 03

Approx.  42,463,494 miles

12/01/2005

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Venus 04

Approx.  42,463,494 miles

12/01/2005

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Venus 05

Approx.  80,870,750 miles

05/19/2007

Fuji E900 Digital Camera. Mounted on tripod.

Moon and Venus. Captured using Autostar Envisage.

 

 

 

 

Other Planets

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Uranus 01

Approx.  1,780,793,540 miles

05/22/2006

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Uranus 02

Approx.  1,780,793,540 miles

05/22/2006

LX90 8".   2x Barlow.  Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Uranus 03

Approx.  1,780,793,540 miles

05/22/2006

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Uranus 04

Approx.  1,780,793,540 miles

05/22/2006

LX90 8".   TouCam 740 Webcam.

250 stacked images using K3CCDTOOLS.  Perhaps best Uranus clarity.

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Neptune 01

Approx.  2,772,685,031 miles

05/22/2006

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

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Neptune 02

Approx.  2,772,685,031 miles

05/22/2006

LX90 8".   Meade LPI Imager.

Captured using Autostar Envisage.

 

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