Jump to content


Photo

Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014

  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic

#1 Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips

    Soyuz

  • *****
  • Posts: 3501
  • Joined: 21 Feb 2006
  • Loc: Swift Creek, NC - 35.682 N, 78.743°W

Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:21 PM

One of my best ever.

Full res: http://i.imgur.com/7Xk8Hb2.png
Posted Image

This is a stark contrast to the previous post I had previously (http://www.cloudynig...sb/5/o/all/vc/1)

Some notes and details here (http://astromaphilli...eeing-with.html)

Here's a pair of raws:
Nearly the worst of a single sequence of red filtered images:
Posted Image


Best of 3600 frames in Red:
Posted Image

Thanks to all who've helped teach me all the fine tricks over the years. I hope I can pay it forward and make it to CN more often.

Here's to a great 2nd half of the Jovian season to all in 2014!

Mike

PS I've got a LOT of images back to back to make a great animation in the coming days to share with you too.

#2 yock1960

yock1960

    Gemini

  • *****
  • Posts: 3081
  • Joined: 22 Jun 2008
  • Loc: (Mostly Cloudy) Ohio, USA

Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:32 PM

That's one to be proud of Mike! :waytogo: :waytogo:

Steve

#3 rigel123

rigel123

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 10732
  • Joined: 29 Jun 2009
  • Loc: SW Ohio

Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:37 PM

Details are outstanding!

#4 Ferrodzam

Ferrodzam

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 55
  • Joined: 22 Dec 2009
  • Loc: Weston,FL

Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:58 PM

Very nice image!!

#5 ToxMan

ToxMan

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2766
  • Joined: 23 Jan 2011
  • Loc: Tucson, Arizona, USA

Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:01 PM

Superb image, Mike. Nice catch of the moon and GRS!

Paul

#6 Kokatha man

Kokatha man

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 6779
  • Joined: 13 Sep 2009
  • Loc: "cooker-ta man" downunda...

Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:54 AM

Excellent image with a good Ganymede and Io semi-eclipsed!!! :applause: :applause:

#7 shahgazer

shahgazer

    Sputnik

  • -----
  • Posts: 49
  • Joined: 09 Apr 2005
  • Loc: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:35 AM

Awesome resolution!! The details in the clouds and Ganymede are astounding!

#8 mitovka

mitovka

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 739
  • Joined: 08 Jun 2010
  • Loc: Slovakia, CE

Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:41 AM

Congratulations Mike! Superb picture.

#9 Space Cowboy

Space Cowboy

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1025
  • Joined: 30 May 2010
  • Loc: Cheshire, UK

Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:02 AM

Simply world class Mike. Io peeping out is just delicious!

#10 Sunspot

Sunspot

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5471
  • Joined: 15 Mar 2005
  • Loc: Surprise, AZ

Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:33 AM

Beautiful! Love the moons' details.

#11 Rankinstudio

Rankinstudio

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2586
  • Joined: 05 Apr 2008
  • Loc: Southern UT

Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

Amazing.

#12 Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips

    Soyuz

  • *****
  • Posts: 3501
  • Joined: 21 Feb 2006
  • Loc: Swift Creek, NC - 35.682 N, 78.743°W

Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:43 AM

Thanks all! I'm painfully processing the animation now....

Mike

#13 R Botero

R Botero

    Apollo

  • -----
  • Posts: 1220
  • Joined: 02 Jan 2009
  • Loc: Kent, England

Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:44 AM

Superb image Mike as others have said - first class!

#14 lcd1080

lcd1080

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 997
  • Joined: 03 Jun 2010
  • Loc: Maryland, USA

Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

Mike your image is all the more valuable for having been captured on the very day before opposition; how often does one get a shot at opposition in that kind of seeing on the East Coast in the winter?

I have a question. What would have happened if you had captured a single 16.5 minute AVI file and derotated that in WinJupos rather than capturing 11 individual 1.5 minute files and derotating them? I seem to remember someone say that one shouldn't go over a 9 minute capture but I can't remember why.

Thanks,
Pete

#15 DesertRat

DesertRat

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5176
  • Joined: 18 Jun 2006
  • Loc: Valley of the Sun

Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:06 PM

Great image Mike! Good to see you got this result with your almost new setup. I'm sure its quite satisfying after all the work you put into it. Congratulations! :waytogo:

Glenn

#16 Mert

Mert

    Skylab

  • *****
  • Posts: 4216
  • Joined: 31 Aug 2005
  • Loc: Spain, Pamplona

Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:27 PM

Oh yes that's one to be proud of Mike, excellent detail
and Io halfway into the shadow is a great momento!
Well done :waytogo:

#17 Az Frank

Az Frank

    Surveyor 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 1735
  • Joined: 18 Oct 2008
  • Loc: Tucson Arizona

Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:37 PM

Congrats Mike! The one image that makes you say it was all worth it!

#18 Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips

    Soyuz

  • *****
  • Posts: 3501
  • Joined: 21 Feb 2006
  • Loc: Swift Creek, NC - 35.682 N, 78.743°W

Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

Mike your image is all the more valuable for having been captured on the very day before opposition; how often does one get a shot at opposition in that kind of seeing on the East Coast in the winter?

I have a question. What would have happened if you had captured a single 16.5 minute AVI file and derotated that in WinJupos rather than capturing 11 individual 1.5 minute files and derotating them? I seem to remember someone say that one shouldn't go over a 9 minute capture but I can't remember why.

Thanks,
Pete


I honestly don't know. I learned the 'sub' RGB trick from Chris Go. In my own rational mind, I wouldn't want to put all my capture eggs into larger avi and then risk loosing it.

Mike

#19 CPellier

CPellier

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 884
  • Joined: 07 Aug 2010

Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:57 PM

Superb image Mike, really superb !

#20 AstroDan2015

AstroDan2015

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 606
  • Joined: 09 Aug 2014
  • Loc: Racine, Wisconsin

Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:52 PM

Hi Mike,

Well done!

Timing is everything in this hobby, seeing was good and the Jovian system was setup picture perfect just for you to capture, congratulations on an excellent result!

There appears to be a bright spot on Ganymede's south pole, I wonder if this is an old albedo feature or something new?

Clear skies, Dan :)

P.S. I saved this one.

#21 sfugardi

sfugardi

    Gemini

  • -----
  • Posts: 3059
  • Joined: 30 Sep 2006
  • Loc: CT

Posted 08 January 2014 - 06:02 PM

Mike, Gorgeous shot! Top shelf all the way. Congradulations on catching good seeing at opposition, not to mention excellent processing. The Ganymede & GRS detail are impressive. Thanks for posting it.

Regards,
Steve

#22 astrovienna

astrovienna

    Surveyor 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 1732
  • Joined: 04 Dec 2006
  • Loc: The NoVa White Zone

Posted 08 January 2014 - 09:37 PM

Fantastic image, Mike. The detail on Ganymede is really spectacular. I'm looking forward to the videos. Hey, where are all the images from the East Coast on Jan 4? I figured everyone would be out that night, but I've only seen a few images here and on the Alpo list.

Pete - you can also do the long video technique. I derotate 5 minute SERs in WinJupos. The derotation takes a long time, but I think the results are worth it. Plus it makes it possible to let Firecapture image all night while I sleep. I take one RGB set every 20-30 minutes.

Kevin

#23 Jay B

Jay B

    Vostok 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 106
  • Joined: 15 Jul 2008
  • Loc: Richmond, Virginia USA

Posted 08 January 2014 - 09:57 PM

Fantastic image!! Even more amazing given the weather we have had (or lack of any decent weather I should say) to image here in this part of the world.

#24 claytonbigwood

claytonbigwood

    Vanguard

  • -----
  • Posts: 2199
  • Joined: 06 Nov 2008
  • Loc: Adelaide, South Australia

Posted 08 January 2014 - 09:59 PM

Lovely shot Mike :waytogo: :waytogo:

#25 Flying_Fox

Flying_Fox

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 325
  • Joined: 12 Sep 2005
  • Loc: Halifax, NS Canada

Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:21 AM

Excellent shot Mike! Like the clarity and color.
BTW, do you still keep that Nexstar 8i? ;)

Nick






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics