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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less [Re: Mert]
      #5566456 - 12/11/12 07:05 PM

That is a sweet image Mert, very well done

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5570504 - 12/14/12 09:14 AM Attachment (134 downloads)

Jupiter through my new 6-inch SCT on a night of so-so seeing. Taken with a Celestron NexImage.

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: joelimite]
      #5570608 - 12/14/12 10:31 AM Attachment (95 downloads)

I dont have anything new so I had to dig this one out from years ago.
Taken with an 80mm Stellarvue NHNG on July 6th, 2007.


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: tboss70]
      #5570828 - 12/14/12 01:02 PM Attachment (105 downloads)

..and I'll include this one from Dec 10, 2012. Avg seeing with the Skywatcher Pro 100ED and SPC900 webcam.

Edited by tboss70 (12/14/12 02:08 PM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: tboss70]
      #5573387 - 12/15/12 11:04 PM Attachment (106 downloads)

And even more coolness from flava, Mert, Joel and Todd Great work guys, I finally got my TEC 140 out the other night and bagged a ton of good data. I am still going through it, but here are a couple of shots...

Clear Skies,
Brian

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5573392 - 12/15/12 11:05 PM Attachment (106 downloads)

And here is a transit shot from the evening of 13 December...

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Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5573401 - 12/15/12 11:12 PM

These last 2 images are very nice indeed Brian..!

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5573424 - 12/15/12 11:33 PM

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These last 2 images are very nice indeed Brian..!




Yup! Better than the image I got with my 8" taken at the same time!


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5573794 - 12/16/12 09:31 AM

Brian,

Extremely impressive!

Paul


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Sunspot]
      #5573937 - 12/16/12 10:59 AM

Nice images, Gentlemen.

I took 5 images from the earlier session and made an animation. Not only is Ganymede making a transit, Europa is at its max elongation and making a direction change from our perspective. Callisto is emerging from Jupiter's shadow.

Widefield Animation of Jupiter and Moons


You can visit Astrobin for the GIF. Thanks.

Paul

BTW: does anyone think the faint object moving between Io and Europa is anything other than an artifact? Starry Night did not show a smaller moon in that position. And it seems to follow an orbital path...not of a Jovian moon though...more like a comet. But, I don't think it is a comet. Weird?

Edited by ToxMan (12/16/12 11:29 AM)


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5574116 - 12/16/12 12:50 PM

Really nice going to all, and Brian that TEC 140, I've been hoping that somebody would post a really nice image from that scope some day, and that day is here, very nice!

Jason W. Higley


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5574125 - 12/16/12 12:54 PM

Hi Paul, nice, and I looked at the GIF, I was at first thrilled at the angle it was coming in, but then I thought that perhaps it's a hot pixel (my cameras have a number of those), the orbital path being the periodic error of your mount?

Regards, Jason H.


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5574322 - 12/16/12 03:13 PM

I was thinking along those same lines, Jason. I have had some hot pixels showing up, especially at higher gain settings. The artifact is noticeable in red channel.

Paul


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5574335 - 12/16/12 03:21 PM

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These last 2 images are very nice indeed Brian..!




Thanks Darryl! Did you ever get a chance to image with your 5"? Just curious

Clear Skies,
Brian


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5574340 - 12/16/12 03:25 PM

Thanks zA, Paul & Paul, and Jason I promised myself that after opposition and before Jupiter started shrinking that I would do some imaging with the 5.5", it's a lot of fun! And here is a link to an animation I made using 20 images from the 13th, sorry it gets twitchy in the middle but I had a 16 minute break that broke my stride...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62745990@N05/

Clear Skies,
Brian

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5574360 - 12/16/12 03:37 PM

These two images taken with your TAK140 are most impacting!
Very crisp and detailed, excellent Brian, well done!


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5574663 - 12/16/12 07:21 PM

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These last 2 images are very nice indeed Brian..!




Thanks Darryl! Did you ever get a chance to image with your 5"? Just curious

Clear Skies,
Brian




My "Jupiter campaign" was just too demanding with only one scope unfortunately Brian.....and I'm still processing stuff from them 5 days after we got back - hope to post a compilation of all the good images/animations in a few days but for sure I'll do some 5" imaging on Saturn, the season of which starts very soon down here..!


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: ToxMan]
      #5574686 - 12/16/12 07:46 PM

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I was thinking along those same lines, Jason. I have had some hot pixels showing up, especially at higher gain settings. The artifact is noticeable in red channel.
Paul




Hi Paul, I used to crop the hot pixel trails out when possible so that I didn't have to push the black down too much or copy paste unnatural blocks of space that can be seen because their noise/gradients don't match, but I really like a bigger outer space as a backdrop, so I finally recently started using the clone tool with a small draw tip sampling the very nearby background space, which will pretty much match any background gradient, for very natural erasing of hot pixel trails no matter how long they are. If you or anyone have any questions about that, you can PM me.

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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: Jason H.]
      #5575379 - 12/17/12 08:56 AM

I reprocessed mine in an attempt to improve the color correction. Processing is hard...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tychosnose/8278780047/in/photostream


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Re: Small bore challenge: Jupiter w/ 6" or less new [Re: BKBrown]
      #5576781 - 12/18/12 03:22 AM Attachment (81 downloads)

This is only my second attempt with this camera, and fourth overall, so I'm at the very beginning of planetary photography.
I used: 150/750 Newtonian scope, 2x No Name Barlow, DMK21.AU04.AS camera, Registax6 for processing.

Aditional data: Night of 12.17.2012, GRS visible, Visible Moons Io and Europa


Edited by MrMxyzptlk (12/18/12 03:24 AM)


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