Observations of the Sun, the Moon, and Planets 2022

Conditions | Observation Overview | Remarks | References

It was not until 2018 that I began to observe the moon a little more in detail and to document my "more important" observations. On this page, I collect, somewhat unsystematically, my observations of the moon, the sun, and the planets from 2022, which might be of interest to other beginners and are therefore described here.

Note: Older observations are listed on the "Astronomy" overview page. The same applies to deep sky observations.

 

Observation Overview

Date
2022
Objects Observed Location Devices Used Eyepieces and Cameras Used Remarks Further Remarks
Jan 6 Moon MH eVscope 2   Took photos of the moon Crescent of the moon
Jan 24 Jupiter MH eVscope 2   Took photos of Jupiter 3 moons visible; poor photos
Mar 13 Moon MH C5 forgotten Golden Handle Later observed M 42; no photos
Apr 11 Moon MH PS 72/432 16 mm, 10 mm; Sony RX100 M4 Golden Handle Held Sony RX100 M4 to the eyepiece
Oct 25 Sun MH C5 32 mm; Sony RX100 M4; Sony RX10 M4 alone Partial eclipse of the sun Took photos with the C5/RX100 M4 and with the RX10 M4 alone
Nov 1 Moon MH Vespera   Test photos (disappointing) The Vespera took many photos, but they all look "almost the same" (air turbulence)
Nov 24 Jupiter, Saturn MH eVscope 2   Test of new planet mode Took photos of Jupiter and Saturn in the normal LV and in the new planet EV mode.
Dec 17 Jupiter, Mars MH eVscope 2   Second test of new planet mode Took photos of Jupiter and Mars in the normal LV and in the new planet EV mode. Image quality very poor for Jupiter; the first time that I saw some "structure" on the surface of Mars (but also poor quality).

All observations done in Mühlhausen/Kraichgau (MH), except for where noted otherwise; SM/F = Sumène/France, Erk = Erkerode/Germany.

 

Special Events

January 6, 2022: The Moon (eVscope 2)

Moon original

Moon processed

January 24, 2022: Jupiter (eVscope 2)

Jupiter with three moons

Jupiter with three moons

Jupiter with three moons

April 11, 2022: Moon - Golden Handle (PS 72/432, RX100 M4)

PS 72/432, 16 mm; Sony RX100 M4

PS 72/432, 16 mm; Sony RX100 M4

PS 72/432, 10 mm; Sony RX100 M4

October 25, 2022: Partial Solar Eclipse (RX10 M4, C5 & RX100 M4)

See page Partial Eclipse 2022 for details.

Before the Maximum (Sony RX100 M4)

12:26-18 = 12:08 a.m.

12:27-18 = 12:09 a.m.

12:28-19 = 12:10 a.m.

   

 Partial Eclipse, October 25, 2022 - Sony RX100 M4 on C5 with 32 mm eyepiece

After the Maximum (Sony RX10 M4)

1:00+3 = 1:03 p.m.

1:01+3 = 1:04 p.m.

1:01+3 = 1:04 p.m.

     

 Partial Eclipse, October 25, 2022 - Sony RX10 M4, 600 mm

November 1, 2022: Testphotos of the Moon with the Vespera

The photos all looked more or less like this one...

November 24, 2022: Test Photos of Jupiter and Saturn Using the New Planet Mode (eVscope 2)

At the end of November, the eVscope received a new planetary mode that works in the Enhanced Vision mode instead of the Live View mode. Unistellar does not share details about this new mode, but the photos are created by stacking and some "over-magnification", so they also have some blur. You can now see the bands of Jupiter considerably better than in Live View mode, and you may also be able to see the Great Red Spot. For Saturn, you can see the ring well, but no further details. Moons of both planets can only be seen in Live View mode with the exposure set manually.

Jupiter

       
         

Jupiter in Live View mode

 

Jupiter in Live View mode with moons

 

Jupiter in Live View mode with moons

   

Jupiter in planet mode

 

Jupiter in planet mode with Great Red Spot

 

Jupiter in planet mode with Great Red Spot

Saturn

       
   

Saturn with moonds

 

Saturn in Live View mode

 

Saturn in Live View mode

   

Saturn in planet mode

 

Saturn in planet mode

 

Saturn in planet mode

December 17, 2022: Test Photos of Jupiter and Mars Using the New Planet Mode (eVscope 2)

Second test of the new planet mode, this time with Jupiter and Mars. Poor results for Jupiter, probably because of seeing. The first time that I saw some "structure" in Mars (but poor results as well).

Jupiter

   
    

Jupiter in planet mode, very poor

 

Jupiter in planet mode, poor

Mars

   
 

Mars in Live View-Modus

 

Mars in Live View-Modus

 

Mars in planet mode

 

Mars in planet mode

 

References

Links

Books (in German)

On this Website

 

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