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Reged: 02/06/08

Loc: Ottawa 45.3085N 76.175W
Jupiter 12 12 12
      #5568263 - 12/12/12 08:54 PM Attachment (107 downloads)

First Jupiter image since opposition - first in December, really, since it's been that cloudy. Temp was -15C - just about at the limit of equipment and man (or woman). This is a combo of several images de-rotated with Winjupos. I discovered after the first few that there was lots of frost on the corrector - on the inside! So that took a bit of work to evaporate. Funny seeing - the image was very steady but blurry and low contrast due to the jet stream. I was just glad to get imaging over with and back into the house. Image on 12-12-12!

-Rolf


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Re: Jupiter 12 12 12 new [Re: skywatch]
      #5568293 - 12/12/12 09:14 PM

Wow, nice work Rolf with those conditions! The seeing you describe is sadly too common in the wintertime, steady images does'nt always bring detail.

I guess we are a bunch of girlymen down here when 4C seems like torture! Sorry girls!

Glenn


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lcd1080
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Re: Jupiter 12 12 12 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5568430 - 12/12/12 11:03 PM

Oh my gosh Rolf, 5 degrees F! How do you operate the laptop trackpad when you have to wear gloves? The image itself is a real triumph over adversity, very nice!

Pete


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skywatch
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Loc: Ottawa 45.3085N 76.175W
Re: Jupiter 12 12 12 new [Re: lcd1080]
      #5569086 - 12/13/12 11:37 AM

Quote:

Oh my gosh Rolf, 5 degrees F! How do you operate the laptop trackpad when you have to wear gloves? The image itself is a real triumph over adversity, very nice!

Pete




Thanks. My wife has special gloves for an iphone. Maybe they would work for a mousepad too. I just use my bare hands though. It starts to get tough at -20C, but not impossible. Somehow it is less annoying than dealing with mosquitoes in the summer.

-Rolf


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sfugardi
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Re: Jupiter 12 12 12 new [Re: skywatch]
      #5569226 - 12/13/12 01:03 PM

Rolf, awesome image! Color and detail look great. It may be time to open the new bag of handwarmers... Thanks for the post

Regards,
Steve


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lcd1080
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Re: Jupiter 12 12 12 new [Re: skywatch]
      #5569304 - 12/13/12 01:42 PM

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Quote:

...How do you operate the laptop trackpad when you have to wear gloves?...
Pete




...I just use my bare hands though. It starts to get tough at -20C, but not impossible...
-Rolf




I just started using a hand held track ball mouse that can operate the laptop's cursor while wearing a light pair of gloves. Here's how that looks:



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DesertRat
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Re: Jupiter 12 12 12 new [Re: skywatch]
      #5569566 - 12/13/12 04:45 PM

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It starts to get tough at -20C, but not impossible...




You are a hardy bunch up there! When it gets to 0C here (not often - I don't even own a coat!) I have to use 3 pairs of socks, several layers of clothing and take numerous breaks! Love your dedication Rolf!

Pete - nice tip!

Glenn


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Hillbrad
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Reged: 12/03/08

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Re: Jupiter 12 12 12 new [Re: DesertRat]
      #5571513 - 12/14/12 08:38 PM

I'll take the mosquitoes any day over -20C! Great image though. Good memory of a very interesting calender date.

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skywatch
sage


Reged: 02/06/08

Loc: Ottawa 45.3085N 76.175W
Re: Jupiter 12 12 12 new [Re: skywatch]
      #5571559 - 12/14/12 09:02 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Here's another one using just the best 5 images. The first uses 7 but 2 were with the corrector frosted. I think this is a little sharper (but still not great).

-Rolf


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