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Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12
      #5508991 - 11/07/12 08:27 PM Attachment (123 downloads)

The GRS was nicely in view approx 30minutes after culmination.

Seeing was generally fair to good most of the night, although earlier there were some exceptionally good moments. Will find out when I get to those earlier videos. The seeing was above average (6-7/10) for this image shown in a north up view at 1.2X.

Captured with a Flea3 using FireCapture 2.1.

Comments or questions welcome. Thanks for looking!

Glenn


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5509023 - 11/07/12 08:54 PM

Another great result Glenn! Did not make it out this night,felt a little sleep deprived from the night before. Wish I would held out for this night! Again great result look forward to more images from this night's sessions!

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5509131 - 11/07/12 10:20 PM

Terrific image. Very rich in fine detail. The region around the GRS is lush with texture.

Nice.


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: Eddgie]
      #5509139 - 11/07/12 10:26 PM

Yes, lush is the right word. Glenn, you're really on top of the game, riding the waves of good seeing and singing with your gear!


Mike


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5509149 - 11/07/12 10:33 PM

Glenn,

That is one of the best so far! I am jealous of your processing, it looks so smooth and natural. I was out a bit before you (around 12:30am) and found seeing to be really nice. I guess that's what we get before a storm rolls through.

Paul


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5509231 - 11/07/12 11:48 PM

Absolutely delightfull Glenn....!

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5509245 - 11/08/12 12:04 AM

WOW!

I'm capturing right now and I feel like packing it in since my captures suck compared to what you have .


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: zAmbonii]
      #5509296 - 11/08/12 01:23 AM

Excellent capture! Thanks for sharing it.

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: Ben Therrell]
      #5509368 - 11/08/12 03:52 AM

Drop dead gorgeous! Glenn you are setting the standard for fineness of detail at high resolution.

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5509546 - 11/08/12 08:52 AM

Beautiful shot Glenn. Amazing.

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5509647 - 11/08/12 10:12 AM

Another terrific image Glenn! Just look at the separation opening up between the GRS, Oval BA, and "the dark spot" now...what an interesting apparition so far.

Clear Skies,
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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5509900 - 11/08/12 12:37 PM

Top quality image !!

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: karlo]
      #5509933 - 11/08/12 01:01 PM

Fantastic

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5510051 - 11/08/12 02:19 PM

superb glen! what a natural image ,we have been suffering here in the uk! but glad someone is getting some decent seeing! again great shot stuart

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: stuart keenor]
      #5511808 - 11/09/12 02:55 PM Attachment (21 downloads)


Thanks guys!

About an hour earlier I captured this image. It is presented with Jovian south up. It was created by derotating single R, G & B images in WinJupos. WinJupos derotation output likes planetary north or south up. I left it in that orientation.

Note that near the central meridian of the NEB is the white spot Z or WSZ. Its not white currently, but sort of a vanilla color. Lots of times its not so well defined as it often gets lost amid the NEB streaks that it travels through, it has a fairly high drift rate. Also sometimes the NTrZ is so bright that it gets lost there. You can also see it in the first image posted as it was approaching the limb.

I have one earlier image taken in better seeing. At least I think it is since the blue channel is one of the better ones. Blue is the last color to give up its secrets of Jovian detail. Anyway hopefully I'll post it later.

Thanks for looking!

Glenn


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5511914 - 11/09/12 04:04 PM

Outstanding Glenn! I don't know whether to move to Arizona for better seeing or ask you to consider teaching an on-line course in planetary processing. In the end I'll probably stay here and hope to pick up scraps and pieces of info from your posts on how to bridge the gap between my mediocre stuff and what you've shown above!

Pete

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: lcd1080]
      #5512105 - 11/09/12 06:22 PM

Fantastic Glenn!!!

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: sulcis2000]
      #5512222 - 11/09/12 07:41 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

Thanks Pete & Alessandro!

Pete, just hang in there and you will be rewarded with good seeing. Seeing is such a huge part of the equation it dominates everything else. I can assure you the seeing here does not come close to what I had while living down in the swamplands of SE Texas. I don't miss the bugs, dew and fog rolling in however! What we do have here is a lot of clear nights. Sometimes I go for months without getting a sharp blue frame, and the image posted here had a blue channel I can only rate as average, based on previous experience.

Everything minus real estate values, I'd pick SoCal!

Earlier in the morning I had the best seeing. There is an oval surprisingly high in the south polar area. This is also a WinJupos derotated RGB image, planetary south at top. Thanks to Darryl for his tutorial!

Thanks for looking!

Glenn


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5512229 - 11/09/12 07:48 PM

Superb images, great resolution and processing !

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 7 Nov 12 new [Re: flava]
      #5513214 - 11/10/12 01:41 PM

Hi Glenn;

Fantastic images! I think 30 years ago it would have taken a 60" or larger telescope to come close to these. The NEB is really getting active, I can't even begin to think of what it will look like when it reaches maximum activity, who knows when that will be. Thanks for posting such excellent images!

Best wishes, Dan

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