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DesertRat
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Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012
      #5542757 - 11/27/12 08:18 PM Attachment (135 downloads)

Seeing was above average for this image. Earlier it was shockingly bad with wind but things settled down somewhat. Best seeing was early, this was taken well before culmination but Jupiter was already a respectable 63deg in elevation.

Captured with a Flea3 using FireCapture 2.1. Stacked in AS!2 with wavelets in R6. RGB image combined in WinJupos. This is a 1.2X image with Jovian south up.

Comments or questions welcome. Thanks for looking!

Glenn


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5542881 - 11/27/12 09:37 PM

WOW!!!

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5542882 - 11/27/12 09:37 PM

Glenn,

Excellent, great processing! I was out about an hour after you and the seeing was above average for me as well. What was odd was that I would get 5 seconds of steady seeing followed by 1-2 seconds of fuzz. I'm not sure if it was internal (I don't have my fans right now) or the sky. These high clouds are going to make tonight's session iffy.

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: Sunspot]
      #5543031 - 11/27/12 10:57 PM

Very nice!

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: Rankinstudio]
      #5543097 - 11/27/12 11:54 PM

Excellent!

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: skywatch]
      #5543126 - 11/28/12 12:28 AM

Wonderful!!!

Which scope did you use to image?


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: Moey]
      #5544387 - 11/28/12 06:51 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

Thanks all!

Paul the seeing was a little strange. Although I could sometimes see detail it was like thru a diffuser as the contrast was just not there. The red channel looked almost like all the features were near the top end of the histogram as if the gamma was set much higher than 1. Weird. I resorted to using only 15% of the frames for this second image below.

Moey, the scope was a Celestron Edge C14.

About half an hour later I captured this image. Thanks for looking!

Glenn

Edited by DesertRat (11/28/12 06:52 PM)


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5544534 - 11/28/12 08:56 PM

Great job on getting the detail out in these images Glenn on what I have to agree was in strange seeing conditions. In my images the red channel came out in what was a diffuse like condition lacking much detail, Green and blue were ok but not great. Lets hope seeing gets back to normal which I hope is good seeing before opposition.

Edited by Az Frank (11/28/12 10:12 PM)


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: Az Frank]
      #5544610 - 11/28/12 09:43 PM

Despite the tenuous seeing both images offer a comprehensive collection of detail that I enjoyed studying for over an entire minute. Do you or does anyone use a seeing forecast other than the CSC? I've been using the one provided by the Canadian Weather Office which covers all of North America; it seems to work rather well:
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/astro/seeing_e.html

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: lcd1080]
      #5544653 - 11/28/12 10:02 PM

Masterful work, Glenn. Best skies is all we need for opposition!

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5544796 - 11/28/12 11:15 PM

More great work, Glenn. The spiky stuff along the NTB is really interesting. And that black spot near Oval BA is really getting dark. Does anyone know if it will collide with BA?

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: astrovienna]
      #5544996 - 11/29/12 05:56 AM

Excellent Glenn!

Battled wind myself last night trying to eke something out "Downunder" with all the other challenges.....frustrating personally, but it is good to see so many fine images posted by others!


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5546247 - 11/29/12 09:05 PM

Thanks all!

Kevin wrote:
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that black spot near Oval BA is really getting dark. Does anyone know if it will collide with BA?



Good question. I researched my images and you can do the same and get some idea whats happening. Last year the dark spot was more of a dark ring, that has apparently consolidated and become darker and more purple/brown since then. But the distance between the spot and Oval BA has pretty much stayed constant. At least thats my interpretation. Oval BA has evolved some with a secondary annulus which makes it appear to be closer to the spot but the centers are separated by the same distance.

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5546562 - 11/30/12 01:23 AM

Wonderful Glenn! I love how bright and not washed out your images are. So much glorious detail too!

Mike


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: Mike Phillips]
      #5547109 - 11/30/12 12:27 PM

Goood stuff, Glenn!

Damian Peach posted an image of Jupiter a week or so ago showing a split in the dark spot trailing BA. Your images seem to resolve the split that ran roughly norht/south.


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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: old_frankland]
      #5547288 - 11/30/12 02:00 PM

Nice work, Glenn!

Regards,

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: WayneJ]
      #5548157 - 12/01/12 01:19 AM

Another fine image Glenn! You're racking up a nice portfolio for this season.

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Re: Jupiter & GRS from Arizona - 27 Nov 2012 new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5548307 - 12/01/12 05:21 AM

Nice detail in the GRS.

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