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Lunar occultation of Jupiter - December 25, 2012

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#1 alfas

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:26 PM

Hi all, it's been a long since my last post but just wanted to share some moments of the lunar occultaion of Jupiter as we could see here on South America.

Here is a link for the video I made in time-lapse style, showing the event 5x faster than real time: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=L7fwcy-W4hE

Below is a picture from the beginning of the event.

Best regards,
Rafael

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#2 Rankinstudio

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

Awesome.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Brilliant Rafael....! :applause: :applause:

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

Gorgeous.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

Superb video and excellent still, Rafael.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

That is quite the undertaking and extremely well done.

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#7 Mike Phillips

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

Fantastic! It's a Jupiter Rise!!!

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

Oh, they are the same brightness?
I thought moon is brighter than jupiter

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

Thanks guys, I am not in same league as most of you, but I hope one day I can get better pictures as yours.

Wenjha, no they aren`t. Neither a dark ground with a very bright sunset glowing to a camera lens, but still you can take pictures showing good details on both regions. On terrestrial photography the physical object that corrects this is called Graduated Filter, but you can simulate one digitally with masks and so be able to brighten up / or darker some regions of the picture while maintaining others.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

Thank you for this excellent link! First time I have seen a Jupiter Lunar occultation exit and enterance.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:38 AM

That is an amazing image!

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

Rafael
Thanks for sharing! There are those times when I really think I made the right choice of hobby for myself. Work like yours proves me right. Thanks again!
Be Well
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

Excellent Rafael!
More from Brazil too.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=UTMlCr7iGs8

http://www.flickr.co...57632345759177/

Best regards,
Antonio Garbelini Jr

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

Incredibly cool pic/video!

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

Watching a moon of Jupiter "rise" above the horizon of the Moon just before the planet was very cool!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:07 AM

What a fantastic image and YouTube video, thank you so much for posting.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

Great work! Always cool to see the relative apparent sizes in realtime. Thanks for posting!

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

Brilliant Rafael, excellent video and still as already
said.
I never have seen this event soo nicely captured!






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