SX50: Moon & Jupiter

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mingleby
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SX50: Moon & Jupiter
Feb 19, 2013

Took this last night, the moon, with Jupiter and three of its moons visible to the right of the image.

Manual mode, tripod, 50x zoom with the 2.0x TC enabled.

Cropped and resized for the forum...

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Re: SX50: Moon & Jupiter
In reply to mingleby, Feb 19, 2013

Excellent, thank you for sharing! I can even see two of the Jupiter moons !

Happy shooting,

Augustin

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Sorry, three of them, my monitor has been in "bright light" (    )...

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In reply to mingleby, Feb 19, 2013

mingleby wrote:

Took this last night, the moon, with Jupiter and three of its moons visible to the right of the image.

Manual mode, tripod, 50x zoom with the 2.0x TC enabled.

Cropped and resized for the forum...

Very cool shot!  Nice work.

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Stunning, well done!

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In reply to mingleby, Feb 19, 2013

Awesome!  Yes, I can see the three moons.  BTW, is this with the stock SX50 or with a CHDK installed? cannot read the EXIF hence the superfluous questions.  

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shuttervelocity wrote:

Awesome! Yes, I can see the three moons. BTW, is this with the stock SX50 or with a CHDK installed? cannot read the EXIF hence the superfluous questions.

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In the original pic you can actually see a faint impression on a 4th moon, but the downsizing seems to have wiped it out.

Yep, stock SX50, no CHDK. I use PaintShop Pro 7 (yes, I know it's old, but it's also very simple and quick to get stuff done!) to edit the image and the exif data is not transferred to the saved file.

The missing 'important' info is: iso80, f8.0, 1/4sec, AWB, manual focus (@infinity).

Cheers,

Mike.

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Re: SX50: Moon & Jupiter
In reply to mingleby, Feb 20, 2013

Wow, thanks for the info.  Congrats on such a memorable picture.

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In reply to mingleby, Feb 20, 2013

Very nice!  I didn't have my tripod the other night, but I sat in a chair and pointed the SX50 straight up, handheld.  At 4800mm, perhaps you can excuse the blur.

Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto

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Mr. Click wrote:

Very nice! I didn't have my tripod the other night, but I sat in a chair and pointed the SX50 straight up, handheld. At 4800mm, perhaps you can excuse the blur.

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All I can say is wow!  Great shot!  What is that a the far right corner of the screen?

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In reply to mingleby, Feb 20, 2013

You should really post this in the 'Astrophotography' forum as well.  They are all oo'ing and aa'ing on some blurry pictures of moon and jupiter taken with DSLR's and telescopes.

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I have no idea what that is.  Perhaps a far-off star?

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I'll see about doing that.

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mingleby wrote:

shuttervelocity wrote:

Awesome! Yes, I can see the three moons. BTW, is this with the stock SX50 or with a CHDK installed? cannot read the EXIF hence the superfluous questions.

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In the original pic you can actually see a faint impression on a 4th moon, but the downsizing seems to have wiped it out.

Yep, stock SX50, no CHDK. I use PaintShop Pro 7 (yes, I know it's old, but it's also very simple and quick to get stuff done!) to edit the image and the exif data is not transferred to the saved file.

The missing 'important' info is: iso80, f8.0, 1/4sec, AWB, manual focus (@infinity).

Cheers,

Mike.

I can see with the loupe a 4th moon slightly to the right of the inner right hand moon and above the plane of the 3 bright moons. It seems larger but much fainter.

Super picture.

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In reply to mingleby, Feb 21, 2013

mingleby wrote:

Took this last night, the moon, with Jupiter and three of its moons visible to the right of the image.

Manual mode, tripod, 50x zoom with the 2.0x TC enabled.

Cropped and resized for the forum...

If you don't mind my asking, how did you enable the 2.0x TC?  Or was this a lens add-on?  If so, could you provide some details as to the manufacturer and a link where it can be purchased?

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In reply to mingleby, Feb 21, 2013

Wow!  That is very impressive indeed, Mingleby!  Very good work.

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In reply to Mr. Click, Feb 21, 2013

Well done, Mr click. For handheld like you did that is awesome. I have tried it, but never gotten that good a results. So I am properly impressed.

There is no EXIF data attached.   I wonder what your ISO and F-stop were?  You mentioned 1/125 second in the post but obliquely..  Was this also the shutter speed you used?

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In reply to Dale Buhanan, Feb 21, 2013

I'll look on the image and get back to you.

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In reply to KennyXL, Feb 21, 2013

It's a digital enhancement, and it's built into the SX50.  The optical zoom goes to 1200mm, and can be digitally enhanced anywhere up to 4x.  It can be turned on and off in the settings.  Canon has done something very tricky with this, as one gets better results with a 4800mm jpg image than with a 1200mm RAW image that is cropped to 4800mm.

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KennyXL wrote:

If you don't mind my asking, how did you enable the 2.0x TC? Or was this a lens add-on? If so, could you provide some details as to the manufacturer and a link where it can be purchased?

The 2.0xTC is the 'built-in' digital tele-converter function in the SX50. I have it assigned to the Shortcut button for easy access.

Cheers,

Mike.

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