How to photograph Jupiter?

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Juggernaut122
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How to photograph Jupiter?

Hi guys,

Can someone guide me to the proper technique to take good pictures of Jupiter?

I find if I do long exposures (slower than about 1/5 second), then the planet gets over-exposed and shows no detail.  If I do fast enough images to avoid over-exposure - say  1/15 of a second, then the image shows detail but it is very dark.  Increasing the ISO just seems to cause more over-exposure again.

I seem to be missing some fundamental technique to get an image with detail which is bright but not over-exposed.

Do I need a special filter?
Or must this be done with stacking software to get these results?

Thanks!
Juggernaut

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