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#1 Hillbrad

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:57 AM

Here's my Thanksgiving day Jupiter image. It was the first night of good seeing we've had in about two months. Boy has Jupiter grown since then. When I first put my 18mm eyepiece in and saw the GRS and Io transit in place, my jaw about dropped. I can say it was the best view I have ever seen...so 3 dimensional looking to see Io popping out in front of Jupiter. It will be a Thanksgiving morning to remember.

I had a hard time putting the eyepiece away but was rewarded with some great imaging time. I've been traveling all day so this was edited on my laptop in the car...but I think it turned out well.

This was taken at 8:24UT with the C14 flea3.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. It's been a tough year for me but I still have plenty to be thankful for! Thanks for looking

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#2 Tapio

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

Sure is one of the best (ground based) images of Jupiter I've seen.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:06 AM

Absolutely a very top-shelf image Brad - congratulations!!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

Wow Brad, the best ever !

#5 Kecktastic

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

What a truly outstanding result Brad, exceptional really.
A super job of processing, would make a great poster to hang.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:10 AM

Just outstanding!! Seeing must have been very very good.... What a show!!
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#7 tjensen

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:32 AM

Outstanding!!!! I hope mine turn out half that good!!

#8 Asbytec

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

Yea, that's an incredible image. Even the moon is circular. Look at all that detail in the NEB. The NTB and SEB, too. Hey-Zeus!

#9 sfugardi

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

Brad, absolutely breathtaking! Details, color, smoothness and brightness are perfect. Congradulations on this beauty and thanks for posting

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:01 AM

Took my breath away when I saw this incredible image! Certainly the best Jupiter shot I've seen this year. What a way for you to celebrate thanksgiving bravo Sir!

#11 John Boudreau

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

Fabulous shot Brad!

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#12 MvZ

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:28 AM

wow. Very nice.

#13 Sunspot

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:34 AM

Brad,

That is absolutely stunning!!

Remember, it's not how the year began, but how it ends. I'm so happy you are doing well now.

Paul

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

Dittos what everyone said

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

the best Jupiter shot I've seen this year! Outstanding image! Tks for showing it us

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

That is a superb, Hall of Fame class image Brad - congratulations! It's also my new wallpaper :bow:

Clear Skies,
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

Fantastic, Brad! An epic shot!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

Brad,
I just want to echo what's been said here -- a truly wonderful and special result. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

Stunning image, amazing detail.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Wow! You are really on top of your art!

Sincerely,
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Brad,

Absolutely magnificent! The image of Io in front of those wisps is breathtaking!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

Wow Brad you hit it bigtime with this image. After 2 months you must have had heart palpitations! We should all get seeing like this at least once an apparition! Wishing you all the best and I hope you are getting along better. I still consider the C14 a small scope, but it does take some effort to heft it onto a mount.

Congratulations!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

Glad to see you're back at the top of your game, Brad. This one is really perfect. I like the smooth processing too.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:39 AM

Great shot, Brad!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

You've just proven that "textbook perfect" and "Brad perfect" are one and the same! I'm so glad to see you get out there again. And I want to thank you for bringing the Scope Buggy to my attention in September. If it weren't for that I never would have bought my wheeley bars which enabled me to move my scope outside my condo building on a regular basis and image Jupiter at 70 degrees elevation. The old images I captured from my balcony at 40 degrees elevation pale by comparison.

Pete






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