Things never go quiet as planned. It was my hope to have either a one shoot color planetary camera or some nice filters and filter wheel by now. The plan was to have it all in time for Jupiter’s current apparition. But with things running behind schedule and no good filters or color planetary camera, I have been relegated to improvise. My guide camera, an ASAI120 mono is no slouch, but without the proper filters, it is slightly crippled for color. None the less, in dramatic fashion, I was able to use some “el cheapo” Celestron color filters and manually swap them out in an attempt to capture some images of the “King of Planets”. Bader RGB filters…these are not. So below is a nice salmon colored image of the gas giant. Oh well, yeah, the colors are off, but in due time and with the addition of better equipment, that problem should remedy itself. There is still time to prepare for the upcoming appearances of Saturn and Mars!