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#1 Az Frank

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

The seeing was not good . Almost didn't image at all when first seeing how bad Jupiter looked on the moniter. I noticed a large dark spot below the NEB,seeing calmed enough to take a couple of RGB sessions. This is the best image I could process showing an interesting large blue festoon coming from the NEB, the dominate feature in this image. Thanks for looking.

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#2 Az Frank

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

An IR 742nm image. Even more pronounced in IR.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:00 PM

Very good result Frank! Well done! I find it amazing you were able to achieve an image this good. You even got the NNTZ little red spot. It was too windy here, so I only carried half my stuff out to the backyard, and then later packed it back in.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

Thanks Glenn! Like I said I almost packed in as well but I saw the black spot coming in to view "strike maybe". Were it was located I knew a large festoon was more the answer. Still an interesting feature I thought. I was hoping maybe you or Paul had better seeing and could of got a better image, I guess not. Thanks again!

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:29 PM

Well worth the effort Frank, certainly some interesting features there.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

Frank can you provide the time for either of these images? That feature is really something, I'd like to get a fix on it. Thanks!

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

Glenn images were taken around 04:45UT and 05:00UT which was 9:45 PM to 10:00 PM our time. Looking at Freddy's first set of images from Dec 7th shows the "Shark fin" like festoon. His are much sharper caught in better seeing.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:03 AM

Thanks Frank! I think I'm seeing the same feauture tonite as well. Sadly the seeing has turned poor (after being halfway decent earlier) as the thing was getting nicely presented. :foreheadslap: Anyway its really dark in IR like you noted.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

Frank, excellent image considering the seeing. Your processing results are always smooth even under these conditions. Thanks for posting

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