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#1 corpusse

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:52 AM

Once again I'm pleased with my results with Saturn. I'm not sure if it's just lower expectations, the fact Saturn is very easy to focus on or where it's in the sky the seeing is better despite the fact it's low, but I am much happier with my Saturn results then Jupiter. Perhaps I expect too much from the king where as any image of Saturn is pretty much going to be beautiful.

Due to the slower frame rates I really struggled to finish this before it got too bright. Did the IR last and the sky was pretty blue. Again in the -20s with the windchill but the jetstream seems to be over as the seeing was pretty good for my location.

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Gain was at 100% for all channels so I tried my best to denoise. 4000 red and green frames 3000 blue and 5000 IR. The blue channel was only at about 17 fps. The ASI120 was showing the chip at -7 so maybe the free cooling helped with the noise :)

I also got a quick Mars, and Jupiter earlier, and again the sun later. For the next few clear nights its work for 8+ hrs and gone for about 9.5 and every 5hrs otherwise imaging something in the solar system...

#2 CPellier

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:22 PM

Great IR image. You got the hexagonal polar vortice.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:04 PM

Those are absolutely splendid!!

#4 Space Cowboy

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:01 PM

Very good Saturn images!

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:50 PM

VERY well done Andrew, especially from you latitude! :applause: :applause:

#6 corpusse

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:53 AM

Thanks everyone. I think I finally figured out the polar map option in winjupos

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