Last night, 27th November, was the clearest night in the Sheffield skies for a long time. Unfortunately clear nights doesn't always equate to good seeing and although it looked clear it was actually quite damp. Jupiter looked great at about 30% in the North East and I also got my first glimpse of Betelguese in the South East. There were even wisps and I mean wisps of the Milky Way. Anyways I decided to try using the camera with the eyepiece projector on. That is the a 15mm eyepiece in a 3X barlow giving me 129X mag. Now I know I should stay away from planetary imaging and leave it to the big boys but when something is as bright as Jupiter it's just asking for a photo.
I'd be lying if I said I'd not try to touch these up but the truth is I don't know how. Registax won't read the video I took and the image is that small that anything done in Lightroom blocks out the whole image.
Olympus PEN EPL1 1/5 second 250 ISO (129X mag)
The one thing I did do last night was align my finderscope correctly and this solved a lot of frustrating issues when working at this magnitude, the RA motor also did it's job. Not the best image but it is 411 million miles away from a slightly damp Sheffield!