Sunday, May 7, 2017

Jupiter Comparison--125 MAK vs 14 inch ACF

Given how good the conditions were yesterday, I decided to fire up the 14 inch with the DS2.3+ so I could compare Jupiter images from the 125 MAK and the 14.

Unfortunately, the conditions were nowhere near as good as yesterday. It was very hard to achieve focus in the "choppy" atmosphere and the final image, even with processing, is very much inferior to the MAK image.  Here's the comparison:

Jupiter with 14 inch ACF--Poor Seeing
Jupiter with 125 MAK--Good Seeing
The moral is, seeing is everything!