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Re: Saturn, good seeing again - NP vortex anyone..!?! new [Re: ZielkeNightsky]
      #5667312 - 02/07/13 03:37 PM

Thanks "Pauls" (x3) David, Dror, Bill, Pete, Steve, Shawn, Greg, Graeme, Tim & Lars - all the comments are most uplifting!

Graeme, the "lawn" is only about 3m x 5m.....it's a lawn when I occassionally mow it - otherwise it's a mini-jungle outside our kitchen! (and I didn't mow it anyway - I said I've got a lazy side!!! )

Lars, I would say you're absolutely right about the scales being distorted!

I've sent off a couple of emails to the "big boys" and will wait to hear what they might have to say.....I'm off to bed now with a very satisfied smile on my dial: this morning after the clouds stopped pestering us (and the backyard mozzies also) I think we shot our best captures so far.....you really do have to curb any rising optimism over any specific imaging session untill you see "what's in the can" - but if the blue channel was any indication we've got some grounds for optimism thereon - haven't seen it that good for a couple of years, the red was great at best and sometimes dipped a bit, but it all depends upon just how well each channel held up frame numbers-wise in any one avi set - we finished with a 10000 frame set (including iR742nM) for some WinJupos combining also, which might be interesting..!


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Re: Saturn, good seeing again - NP vortex anyone..!?! new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5667348 - 02/07/13 03:54 PM

Looking forward to seeing the new data processed!

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Re: Saturn, good seeing again - NP vortex anyone..!?! new [Re: ZielkeNightsky]
      #5668330 - 02/08/13 04:16 AM

Great work Darryl capturing that vortex in the Hex is pretty hot stuff! I prefer the processing on these images too.

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Re: Saturn, good seeing again - NP vortex anyone..!?! new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5676823 - 02/12/13 11:43 PM

Very cool! You have encouraged planetary images to try for that feature no doubt. Great accomplishment.

congrats.

John


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Re: Saturn, good seeing again - NP vortex anyone..!?! new [Re: ZielkeNightsky]
      #5677051 - 02/13/13 05:56 AM

Super again Darryl!
I think you need to have some rest


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Re: Saturn, good seeing again - NP vortex anyone..!?! new [Re: wenjha]
      #5677067 - 02/13/13 06:21 AM

Thank you John and Sam - I thought this thread had "disappeared" but tbh the fact that I recorded the "footprint" of the North Polar Vortex (ie, at the North Pole itself) was for me a greater achievement than the image where I showed the NP Hexagon-shape.....but regardless it is a good feeling!

But for this thread I want to make one thing very clear: it could have been any number of the many AA planetary imagers that put in many hours of imaging and processing who first revealed aforesaid features.....I was just lucky enough to grab some decent seeing and with the comments of other folks got "the penny to drop" in my head to make a North Polar map projection..!

...oh, and I had the use of a mighty fine planetary camera, the ZW optical ASI120MM!


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Re: Saturn, good seeing again - NP vortex anyone..!?! new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5678438 - 02/13/13 09:50 PM

Back to back outstanding Saturn shots Daryll WOW!!

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Re: Saturn, good seeing again - NP vortex anyone..!?! new [Re: Mitchell Duke]
      #5678511 - 02/13/13 10:40 PM

Thanks Mitchell, and cheers! - I got a bit "crook" from too many late nights and very little sleep - but I'm feeling better now.....ready to get back into my quest as per the new thread I'm about to start.....

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