On March 17, a cool, clear evening, I decided to head out and try to photograph Pan-STARRS, but instead took a few shots of the waxing moon and of Jupiter.
4 of Jupiter’s satellites were nicely visible, but its brightness overwhelmed; more experimenting is required.
A few crops with varying exposures are below, but I need to head out again and try a few more with mirror-lockup.
Also, with the 700mm (500 + 1.4 extender) and the general rule-of-thumb to avoid star trails (exposure less than 1,000/focal length), I will be quite limited with long exposures and the big glass. An equatorial mount and clock-drive would do the trick 🙂