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Hillbrad
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Io animation and Ganymede fun
      #5560779 - 12/08/12 12:01 PM

I finally got around to making this animation from the good seeing a couple weeks ago. It is really cool to see Io and its shadow as they approach the GRS. It's also interesting to watch Io's albedo stay pretty constant as the seeing was very good that night. This was taken on 11-22-12 between 7:48 and 8:31UT in red light. Thanks for looking!

Click below to see it:

IO ANIMATION


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Rankinstudio
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Re: Io animation new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5560798 - 12/08/12 12:19 PM

That is awesome.

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Re: Io animation new [Re: Rankinstudio]
      #5560933 - 12/08/12 01:57 PM

Very cool, looks like the old Voyager images, amazing how far we've come with ground based amatuer equipment.

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Re: Io animation new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5560935 - 12/08/12 01:58 PM

Almost Voyager like! Awesome.

Paul


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Re: Io animation new [Re: Sunspot]
      #5561224 - 12/08/12 05:12 PM

Wonderful animation, Brad. Did you use C14, 2x barlow...etc? We have similar setups. Is your C14 an HD Edge or an older OTA? Thanks,

Paul


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Re: Io animation new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5561393 - 12/08/12 07:33 PM

Brilliant Brad....!

It almost looks like a WinJupos "animation" but then I wouldn't have thought Io would appear to move relative to the Jovian background as it does..?!?


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Re: Io animation new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5561455 - 12/08/12 08:32 PM

Very nice Brad! Very cool to watch, well done!

Glenn


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Re: Io animation new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5561501 - 12/08/12 09:02 PM

Thanks guys!

Darryl: Nope this was an "old fashioned" animation...just a compilation of 6 frames. The seeing was very consistent that night, which is probably why it might seem a bit winjupos looking.

Paul: Yeah this was done with my normal setup. The C14 and flea3 through the 2x celestron ultima barlow...it was around F29. My OTA is the grey tube C14..non edge.


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Re: Io animation new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5561506 - 12/08/12 09:05 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

And in the spirit of moon processing...I decided to revist my best two Ganymede captures from last season. I think my newer processing of moon data helped to bring out some more of the detail.

This first one was from last 7-27-11 at 9:29UT. Composite of red and green light. Again mine is on the right, the nasa jpl simulation is on the left.


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Re: Io animation new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5561516 - 12/08/12 09:11 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

And here was one more capture from 9-22-11 at 9:59ut. Notice the same bright crater (Tros I think) as in the above capture, but it is shifted a bit.

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Re: Io animation new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5561524 - 12/08/12 09:21 PM

Brad, maybe you can image eruptions in the surface of IO.

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Re: Io animation new [Re: edsplace]
      #5561625 - 12/08/12 10:44 PM

This is so awesome!

One thing, though, for me the see-saw animations are confusing. I wasn't certain whether Io was suppose to be chasing its shadow until I looked again at the date. A subjective thing, but that's my respectful slant on it.

Resolution is mind boggling....indeed, very Voyager like!


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Re: Io animation new [Re: old_frankland]
      #5561646 - 12/08/12 10:55 PM

ha thanks Ed. Let's get some time imaging at Palomar and maybe we can capture some eruptions.

Jim: Thanks for the input. Here's another version without the back and forth effect.

IO ANIMATION


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Re: Io animation new [Re: old_frankland]
      #5561655 - 12/08/12 11:01 PM

Brad you keep improving upon your own previous best efforts; your representation of Io is better than any ground-based telescope image I have seen; it is world-class by any measure.

Pete


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Re: Io animation new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5561662 - 12/08/12 11:08 PM

Quote:

ha thanks Ed. Let's get some time imaging at Palomar and maybe we can capture some eruptions.

Jim: Thanks for the input. Here's another version without the back and forth effect.

IO ANIMATION




Sweet! Thanks.


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Re: Io animation and Ganymede fun new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5561715 - 12/08/12 11:53 PM

That is soooooo Cooooooool!

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Re: Io animation and Ganymede fun new [Re: tjensen]
      #5561828 - 12/09/12 02:23 AM

... being able to identify through your image an individual crater on Ganymede... mindblowing! Truly amazing work there, Brad.

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Re: Io animation new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5561881 - 12/09/12 05:01 AM

Terrific animation Brad, looks very effective.

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Re: Io animation new [Re: Hillbrad]
      #5561890 - 12/09/12 05:18 AM

Brilliant work Brad! You are on a smokin' hot roll right now, please keep it coming!

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Io animation new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5562606 - 12/09/12 03:01 PM

Such great detail on the animation Brad ,you can actually see the shadow change shape as it passes over the clouds. Amazing!

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