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#1 salientbunny

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

I am still very much a newb at both astronomy and imaging. Below is my third attempt and best Jupiter so far! Seeing was fair. I was able to image the great red spot, Io's shadow in transit across Jupiter with Io in the foreground and Callisto shining faintly above.

Celestron C8 with Neximage 5

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#2 RickyS

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

Looking good! How long was your avi and what did you use to stack?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

That's a lot better than my first attempt! Nice job. I took the liberty of doing a little fiddling in GIMP.

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#4 salientbunny

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

1000 frames stacked with Registax 6.

#5 salientbunny

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

Cool, thanks Alan.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:02 PM

That's a lot better than my first attempt! Nice job. I took the liberty of doing a little fiddling in GIMP.


Very nice Salient!

And to Alan, I know color is more art than science, but I've put Salient's image into Corel 4 to fiddle it a little (which here at night-time the background space and planet limb of yours seemed toward purple, and Salient's toward green, but very nice image!)

Regards, Jason H.

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#7 Kokatha man

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

Very good s/b..!

#8 AlanL

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:05 PM

I like your colors better, Jason!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

Nice image.

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#10 salientbunny

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

Yes, that looks good Jason. Hopefully I will develop a better eye for this processing stuff.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

Excellent GRS and shadow capture! I like the last image, ideally rotated 45 or so CW. Thanks for posting

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#12 salientbunny

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

2nd attempt at processing the stack.

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#13 ToxMan

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

Color adjustment is always tough, right out of the chute. I downloaded a Cassini satellite image and keep it around for my color guide. Of course, this is NASA's interpretation of the color.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Very well done! That's terrific work for this early on...

Clear Skies,
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#15 Jason H.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:59 AM

2nd attempt at processing the stack.


Definitely seeing new details and it's much improved too, congratulations on doing so well so soon out of the gate!

Best wishes in your future astro-endeavors too! Jason H.






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