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#1 Az Frank

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

Seeing was only fair,low alt does not help either.Considering those two factors image came out better then I expected.Hoping better seeing will help offset the low alt factor this apparition. Thanks for looking.

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#2 darbyvet

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:43 PM

Fantastic image Frank

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:33 PM

Good start Frank. Hopefully we'll get that stable April-May seeing this year.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

Thank you Carl,Paul.I hope so Paul. Here another image with the different perspective.

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#5 ToxMan

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

Your images look better than mine. Pretty nice, Frank. I was imaging last night, and there seemed to be dust and loss of transparency. I had some artifacts showing up in the ring. Oh well. Glad you had better success.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:03 PM

A most creditable effort for the conditions Frank, very nicely done.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:20 PM

Yes that's rather good for fair seeing Frank; the next goal when the seeing improves is to resolve the CD clearly across the entire face of the planet in an RGB image. I'm fairly sure you would have done that had the seeing been 4/5. In fact if you look at your red channel image you might see the CD resolved in this manner already.

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:55 PM

That's excellent Frank - it's easy to forget how much more difficult it is for you fellas up North, but like Paul says with more stable weather patterns ahead I reckon you folks could well be looking at some pretty impressive images soon.

But regardless of what might be, this image is very praiseworthy in itself imho..! :applause: :applause:

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:27 PM

That's a very good image. Having experienced Jupiter so high and now Saturn fairly low, I'm comfortable saying that higher altitude is better. Shocking discovery! Seriously, I think what the low altitude will mean for us is that we're very dependent on seeing and will need to consider local seeing more than usual. But as this image shows, it can be done, so we just have to keep at it.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:59 AM

Very nice image Frank!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:45 AM

Frank, excellent images! The banding and detail look good. I am hoping to try f20 next time out in an attempt to reduce the B channel noise. Thanks for posting

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:26 PM

Nicely done Frank, we're still waiting for some steady air here...

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

Stunning first shot of the year, well done!

#14 Az Frank

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:42 PM

Many thanks to all for your generous comments!






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