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This is the last clear night for some time now… Friday April 11th, 2014 with Jupiter well past zenith, using the 20cm LX200GPS and a x2.5 barlow giving an f25 focal ratio and using the Orion Starshoot Solar System IV camera for the 1st time with Jupiter.
Moved it from the default 640×480 to 1024×768. This image was cropped to 250×250.
Tracking was excellent and we managed to get 500 frames out of this much faster USB2.0 camera. This image was made from the best 100 frames.
Seeing was bad (how bad? don’t know), but it was hard to focus.

orionstarshoot4This camera Features a 1/3″ format color CMOS imaging chip with a very small 3.6 microns x 3.6 microns pixel size for exceptional resolution.
Camera sensor features a 1280 x 1024 pixel layout with 1.3 megapixel resolution, progressive scan imaging uses all pixels for each exposure.