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Jupiter, Io, and Ganymede - GRS + Shadow 10/31/12

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#1 Rankinstudio

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:09 AM

Had some good seeing tonight, first time shooting Ganymede, two moons, and the GRS with a moon + shadow. Awesome setup.

Processed on the laptop at 3am. Couldn't wait to see what I got. Computer monitor gave up the ghost.

Animated .gif showing about 2 hours of rotation:
http://www.rankinstu...ds/10.31.12.gif

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~ 900 / 1200 frames per channel.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:59 AM

Super image David, very well done. Looks like you caught some detail on Ganymede :grin:

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:59 AM

Well captured. It was quite the photo-opp for sure. I got 6 sets that needs processing now.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

Thanks Brian,

I was thinking maybe I got some detail on it as well. I have a few longer FL shots from the last runs out of 24 RGB sets that look promising. I was shooting from the time Io appeared to the full transit of Ganymede's shadow. Should make for a cool animation when I get done.

Thanks Paul,

I'll keep a lookout for your shots, how was your seeing down south? Forecast looked good.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

Run from 08:49UT

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

Run from 7:43 UT

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

Very cool David, i like the Ganymede detail plus the shadow transit in the first and final image.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:33 PM

Thanks Pete

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

Lovely images David you've got it all going on there! nicely processed.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:43 PM

Thanks Space Cowboy.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:45 PM

Animated .gif from some of the data captured last night.

http://www.rankinstu...ds/10.31.12.gif

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:06 PM

Looks like you had fun last night David! Well done!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

Thanks Glenn

I did have fun. It is great when things go right.

Put this together for fun. 10 months between images.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:12 PM

Excellent result David! Nothing like good seeing!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:45 PM

I really like your comparison, Dave.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

Thanks Frank

Thanks Tox,

It is amazing how dynamic the planets are. That is one thing I like about planetary vs deep space. Much more change in short time periods.

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