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    The December 30th early evening (6:30 pm) sky was great for observing the moon and Jupiter with the 4.5 inch Starblast telescope. I had purchased the Orion 2x Shorty Barlow and was eager to try it with the Orion 6.3 megapixel camera. Was happy to easily get a sharp focus at approximately 150 magnification. In the photos below the moon was a still frame from a short video. For Jupiter the planet and moons were imaged separately and recombined to approximate the visual appearance (Jupiter’s disc is greatly overexposed when video capturing the 4 Galileo moons). The moons’ order with respect to nearest to planet was Calisto, Io, Europa and Ganymede. Jupiter’s disc was a short video stack of 100 images processed with PIPP, AS3 and Registax. Surprisingly good detail on the disc was seen.