Startrails September 8th, 2021

Startrails from above the rooftops, last night. The bright lights are some street lights around the house, also visible are the plain trails that converge on the left (East) at the Liege airport, and that converge right (West) at Zaventem airport (Brussels). Jupiter and Saturn are the bright – and lesser bright – streaks down at the South. Also visible are two defective area’s in the plexiglas dome, as blurred area’s in the startrails.

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Startrails above Meldert, Hoegaarden - September 8th

Jupiter in a moment of good seeing

Against all odds, at an altitude of only 21°, we got some good seeing last night on Jupiter. When I imegad the planet from the south of France last August, where it was a few degrees higher in the sky, and in a region known for it’s good seeing, I was really convinced that this was it for the season.

As the stars didn’t twinkle last night I gave it another try, and honoustly the result might be a bit better compared to France.

Image with the same 18cm Maksutov, this time with an ASI290MC and an ADC. (no barlow)

I couldn’t use the C11 as the EQ8 was occupied imaging deep sky with the tiny 76mm.

00u32m CET 4 sep 2021 Maksutov 18cm ASI290mc 180s @fps 40 ADC
00u42m 4 sep 2021 Maksutov 18cm ASI290mc 180s @fps 40 ADC