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Space Cowboy
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Jupiter Nov 6th
      #5507900 - 11/07/12 04:22 AM

This image is the result of de-rotating 3 stacked images in winjupos taken between 12.07am and 12.17am so basically a 10 min capture. Jupiter Alt was 50 degrees.

Auto Dob 250 + DFK & 5x Powermate= f26. Seeing for this capture was about 5/10

1.5x drizzle :


Here is another version this time de-rotating stacks from 11.51pm to 12.18am so a 30 min capture. I've used more saturation on this one and smoothed the limbs.



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Space Cowboy
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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5507994 - 11/07/12 07:45 AM

Thought I'd add a non drizzle image from a single 3 min avi. Personally I prefer the drizzle shots as they are more subtle though some may disagree?



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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5508068 - 11/07/12 09:12 AM

Very nice. I was viewing with the C14 and binoviers last night at about this time and visually, the festoons looked to be just about exactly as big and the crenellations in the belt just above were seen as well.

I did not see the small ovals though. Seeing didn't allow that much power.

Thanks for posting. I always like to try confirm my level of detail (or see what I missed) using pictures posted here.

Nice picture, and very natural in appearance. Many are somewhat overprocessed making contrast look much higher than with visual observations.

Again, thanks for posting, and nice work.


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Space Cowboy
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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: Eddgie]
      #5508273 - 11/07/12 12:03 PM

Thanks Eddgie!
Your comments are very much appreciated.

Keeping things natural is my goal for sure producing a photo as if flying past Jupiter. I did have a quick look through the eyepiece before packing up for the night and the transparency was so poor I could only just make out the central bands. It always amazes me what extra detail can be gleaned from imaging.


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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5508979 - 11/07/12 08:20 PM

Great result Stuart, especially for average seeing. If you get some great seeing that scope is going to produce a stunning image. I like your colors too. Well done!

Glenn


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Az Frank
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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5509025 - 11/07/12 08:56 PM

Great looking images Stuart! Hope your good seeing continues.

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Space Cowboy
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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: Az Frank]
      #5509328 - 11/08/12 02:11 AM

Thanks Frank! Cheers Glenn! Seeing your latest superb images has made me even more determined to capture that "special one"

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claytonbigwood
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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5509417 - 11/08/12 06:12 AM

Looking very nice Stuart
Don't forget any more than 90 sec and you'll get rotational blurring


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Space Cowboy
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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: claytonbigwood]
      #5509451 - 11/08/12 07:20 AM

Cheers Rob! Ah yes that 90 sec limit...think I went a wee bit over that

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karlo
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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5509902 - 11/08/12 12:38 PM

Nice one Stuart ! keep em coming

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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: karlo]
      #5510272 - 11/08/12 05:14 PM

Nice Stuart - I prefer the first image personally...

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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5510645 - 11/08/12 09:53 PM

That looks really good. So you using the dob to capture these. The best I ever got was when I used my 10 inch dob last season with my neximage. I haven't tried it yet this season with the new imager. Was hoping the big cpc1100 would get it done but looks like I am going to have to give the dob a try.

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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5511288 - 11/09/12 09:33 AM

Quote:

Thought I'd add a non drizzle image from a single 3 min avi. Personally I prefer the drizzle shots as they are more subtle though some may disagree?






I like the drizzle'd one's myself, but it's very personal. All around nice shots, wonderful color and softness with a good amount of detail!

Mike


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Space Cowboy
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Re: Jupiter Nov 6th new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #5511824 - 11/09/12 03:04 PM

Thanks again for all your generous comments guys! You can't beat a good Dob Ralph! Seriously though I do think the open flextube design of my scope is an advantage for avoiding thermal currents. Since dispensing with a dew shield and OTA shroud and relying on my trusty hair drier to keep the secondary dew free I do think my images have gone up a notch.

Cheers Mike its thanks to your excellent youtube gimp tutorial that I softened the limbs on that 2nd image.


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