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#1 skywatch

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

First Jupiter image since opposition - first in December, really, since it's been that cloudy. Temp was -15C - just about at the limit of equipment and man (or woman). This is a combo of several images de-rotated with Winjupos. I discovered after the first few that there was lots of frost on the corrector - on the inside! So that took a bit of work to evaporate. Funny seeing - the image was very steady but blurry and low contrast due to the jet stream. I was just glad to get imaging over with and back into the house. Image on 12-12-12!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

Wow, nice work Rolf with those conditions! The seeing you describe is sadly too common in the wintertime, steady images does'nt always bring detail.

I guess we are a bunch of girlymen down here when 4C seems like torture! Sorry girls!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

Oh my gosh Rolf, 5 degrees F! How do you operate the laptop trackpad when you have to wear gloves? The image itself is a real triumph over adversity, very nice!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

Oh my gosh Rolf, 5 degrees F! How do you operate the laptop trackpad when you have to wear gloves? The image itself is a real triumph over adversity, very nice!

Pete


Thanks. My wife has special gloves for an iphone. Maybe they would work for a mousepad too. I just use my bare hands though. It starts to get tough at -20C, but not impossible. Somehow it is less annoying than dealing with mosquitoes in the summer.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

Rolf, awesome image! Color and detail look great. It may be time to open the new bag of handwarmers... Thanks for the post

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

...How do you operate the laptop trackpad when you have to wear gloves?...
Pete


...I just use my bare hands though. It starts to get tough at -20C, but not impossible...
-Rolf


I just started using a hand held track ball mouse that can operate the laptop's cursor while wearing a light pair of gloves. Here's how that looks:

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

It starts to get tough at -20C, but not impossible...


You are a hardy bunch up there! When it gets to 0C here (not often - I don't even own a coat!) I have to use 3 pairs of socks, several layers of clothing and take numerous breaks! Love your dedication Rolf!

Pete - nice tip!

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

I'll take the mosquitoes any day over -20C! Great image though. Good memory of a very interesting calender date.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:02 PM

Here's another one using just the best 5 images. The first uses 7 but 2 were with the corrector frosted. I think this is a little sharper (but still not great).

-Rolf

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