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#1 DesertRat

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

The GRS was nicely in view approx 30minutes after culmination.

Seeing was generally fair to good most of the night, although earlier there were some exceptionally good moments. Will find out when I get to those earlier videos. The seeing was above average (6-7/10) for this image shown in a north up view at 1.2X.

Captured with a Flea3 using FireCapture 2.1.

Comments or questions welcome. Thanks for looking!

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#2 Az Frank

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

Another great result Glenn! Did not make it out this night,felt a little sleep deprived from the night before. Wish I would held out for this night! Again great result look forward to more images from this night's sessions!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

Terrific image. Very rich in fine detail. The region around the GRS is lush with texture.

Nice.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

Yes, lush is the right word. Glenn, you're really on top of the game, riding the waves of good seeing and singing with your gear!


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

Glenn,

That is one of the best so far! I am jealous of your processing, it looks so smooth and natural. I was out a bit before you (around 12:30am) and found seeing to be really nice. I guess that's what we get before a storm rolls through.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:48 PM

Absolutely delightfull Glenn....! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:04 AM

WOW!

I'm capturing right now and I feel like packing it in since my captures suck compared to what you have :).

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:23 AM

Excellent capture! Thanks for sharing it.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:52 AM

Drop dead gorgeous! Glenn you are setting the standard for fineness of detail at high resolution.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

Beautiful shot Glenn. Amazing.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:12 AM

Another terrific image Glenn! Just look at the separation opening up between the GRS, Oval BA, and "the dark spot" now...what an interesting apparition so far.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

Top quality image !!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

Fantastic

#14 stuart keenor

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

superb glen! what a natural image ,we have been suffering here in the uk! but glad someone is getting some decent seeing! again great shot stuart

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:55 PM


Thanks guys!

About an hour earlier I captured this image. It is presented with Jovian south up. It was created by derotating single R, G & B images in WinJupos. WinJupos derotation output likes planetary north or south up. I left it in that orientation.

Note that near the central meridian of the NEB is the white spot Z or WSZ. Its not white currently, but sort of a vanilla color. Lots of times its not so well defined as it often gets lost amid the NEB streaks that it travels through, it has a fairly high drift rate. Also sometimes the NTrZ is so bright that it gets lost there. You can also see it in the first image posted as it was approaching the limb.

I have one earlier image taken in better seeing. At least I think it is since the blue channel is one of the better ones. Blue is the last color to give up its secrets of Jovian detail. Anyway hopefully I'll post it later.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

Outstanding Glenn! I don't know whether to move to Arizona for better seeing or ask you to consider teaching an on-line course in planetary processing. In the end I'll probably stay here and hope to pick up scraps and pieces of info from your posts on how to bridge the gap between my mediocre stuff and what you've shown above!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

Fantastic Glenn!!!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

Thanks Pete & Alessandro!

Pete, just hang in there and you will be rewarded with good seeing. Seeing is such a huge part of the equation it dominates everything else. I can assure you the seeing here does not come close to what I had while living down in the swamplands of SE Texas. I don't miss the bugs, dew and fog rolling in however! What we do have here is a lot of clear nights. Sometimes I go for months without getting a sharp blue frame, and the image posted here had a blue channel I can only rate as average, based on previous experience.

Everything minus real estate values, I'd pick SoCal!

Earlier in the morning I had the best seeing. There is an oval surprisingly high in the south polar area. This is also a WinJupos derotated RGB image, planetary south at top. Thanks to Darryl for his tutorial!

Thanks for looking!

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#19 flava

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

Superb images, great resolution and processing !

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

Hi Glenn;

Fantastic images! I think 30 years ago it would have taken a 60" or larger telescope to come close to these. The NEB is really getting active, I can't even begin to think of what it will look like when it reaches maximum activity, who knows when that will be. Thanks for posting such excellent images!

Best wishes, Dan :)

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

Awesome!

#22 DesertRat

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

Thanks Flavius, Dan & Xumie!

In reviewing the data I found some good frames when Io was exiting an eclipse by the planet. As WinJupos does not handle moons as of yet, I just pasted the green channel subframe onto the composited result. Else you get a nice rainbow, as in blue it was just emerging (this was from a BGR sequence), in green it was cut in half and in red it was fully in view.

This image also shows the white spot Z after transiting the central meridian in the north as well as the GRS and its attendant features moving onto the planet face.

This is a WinJupos derotated RGB set with planetary south up at 1.2X.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

More great images in this thread since I last looked Glenn..! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

#24 DesertRat

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

Thanks Darryl!

Hope you guys don't mind but I have some more. :)

Here is my best IR shot of the night. Looks like the GRS has a smiley face!

Thanks for looking!

Glenn

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