Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jupiter over Downtown LA

Tonight I went up to the Griffith Observatory to see what was going on. I tried to take a few photos of Jupiter through a scope they had set up on the lawn, as well as through the Zeis refractor in the dome itself. No luck. Clearly Jupiter is beyond the reach of a hand held camera. Tomorrow I am going to see if I can build a camera mount, based on this design.

It was a very clear night, and I took these photos of downtown L.A. and Jupiter high overhead. You may have to click the photos to seen the full size version - Jupiter isn't much more than an 8x8 blob of pixels.

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