well done, I like especially the annotated image.
For those who wonder how the hell we managed to get the data for this image: We did a few dry runs a few nights before the 21th december, and were able to sort out a few things:
- The iDK can see up to about 10° above horizon when looking West
- We had to keep exposures really short. Even at 0.01 secs we had Jupiter saturate the CCD
- The shutter was visible up to about 0.05 secs of exposure.
- Focusing by hand at that low altitude was "interesting"
That said, at the end it was pretty easy. The hardest part was to wait for suitable weather (on 21th december, clouds came in, so we resorted using a short period of clear skies on 22nd december). I have to say that I really miss being able to shoot the planets with the scope, but seeing those results we might be able to get some more data in the future using the iDK 😄
Thanks Andriy for your efforts in processing the data. Again, well done!