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Mike Phillips
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Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014
      #6297081 - 01/06/14 10:21 PM

One of my best ever.

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


This is a stark contrast to the previous post I had previously (http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/6279748/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/vc/1)

Some notes and details here (http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/2014/01/jupiter-on-20140104-in-good-seeing-with.html)

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



Best of 3600 frames in Red:


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.

Edited by Mike Phillips (01/06/14 10:22 PM)


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6297107 - 01/06/14 10:32 PM

That's one to be proud of Mike!

Steve


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6297117 - 01/06/14 10:37 PM

Details are outstanding!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: rigel123]
      #6297155 - 01/06/14 10:58 PM

Very nice image!!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Ferrodzam]
      #6297163 - 01/06/14 11:01 PM

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

Paul


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: ToxMan]
      #6297376 - 01/07/14 02:54 AM

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

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #6297468 - 01/07/14 06:35 AM

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

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: shahgazer]
      #6297472 - 01/07/14 06:41 AM

Congratulations Mike! Superb picture.

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: mitovka]
      #6297483 - 01/07/14 07:02 AM

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

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6297646 - 01/07/14 09:33 AM

Beautiful! Love the moons' details.

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Sunspot]
      #6297650 - 01/07/14 09:36 AM

Amazing.

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Mike Phillips
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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Rankinstudio]
      #6297664 - 01/07/14 09:43 AM

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

Mike


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6297665 - 01/07/14 09:44 AM

Superb image Mike as others have said - first class!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: R Botero]
      #6297880 - 01/07/14 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,
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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: lcd1080]
      #6298412 - 01/07/14 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!

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #6298570 - 01/07/14 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


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mert]
      #6298924 - 01/07/14 09:37 PM

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

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: lcd1080]
      #6300045 - 01/08/14 01:24 PM

Quote:

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


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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6300113 - 01/08/14 01:57 PM

Superb image Mike, really superb !

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Re: Jupiter in good seeing to start 2014 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #6300211 - 01/08/14 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.

Edited by siriusc (01/08/14 04:34 PM)


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