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Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing
      #5664610 - 02/06/13 02:49 AM Attachment (82 downloads)

Hi All,

Imaged Saturn this morning in reasonable seeing, the best thus far for this apparition.

There is just so much to see in the animation of my RGB data. There is considerable structure in the great storm remnant with multiple compact brighter spots along it. The remnant has grown noticeably thinner from what it was prior to Solar conjunction. The NEB also has multiple bright spots within it. The longer I look the more I can make out.

The sharp edges of the hex are obvious. I have put together an animation of the polar projection maps from each of the 3 RGB data sets.

It is very interesting comparing the Sys II rate of rotation bordering the hex with the Sys III rotation of the hex.

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Trevor


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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Kecktastic]
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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Kecktastic]
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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Kecktastic]
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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Kecktastic]
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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Kecktastic]
      #5664619 - 02/06/13 02:57 AM

Just wonderful Trevor !!
Keep looking at those animations as well.
Indeed the longer you look the more you see, the eyes have to be adjusted to the rotation speed a bit and then
you see the storm structures very well.


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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Kecktastic]
      #5664621 - 02/06/13 02:57 AM Attachment (20 downloads)

polar projection animation. Had to reduce the quality substantially to post here.

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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Kecktastic]
      #5664629 - 02/06/13 03:32 AM

As always Trevor very nice,seems like its going to be a great saturn season this time around, keep em coming always enjoy your work.

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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Tassydevil]
      #5664651 - 02/06/13 04:29 AM

So clear! wonferful!

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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: wenjha]
      #5664814 - 02/06/13 08:49 AM

Amazing images!

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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Chris_H]
      #5664821 - 02/06/13 08:55 AM

Well, I think at this point any doubt that the hex is being imaged is now gone. Amazing set of images

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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Rankinstudio]
      #5664823 - 02/06/13 09:01 AM

Super detail Trevor! Those animations always give the data an extra dimension.

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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5664843 - 02/06/13 09:12 AM

Stupendous. Those are really fantastic images and the animation is beyond belief (well, not literally).

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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: bunyon]
      #5664851 - 02/06/13 09:21 AM

Rich images...had conditions been a tad better, I think Enke division would be visible. There seems to be a hint of it. Interesting projection maps, too. (Still have to produce one with my data.) If I'm not mistaken, the hex is rotating at a different rate? Thanks for sharing, Trevor.

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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Kecktastic]
      #5664883 - 02/06/13 09:46 AM

Mind boggling!

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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: lcd1080]
      #5665098 - 02/06/13 12:05 PM

Most amazing images Trevor. So many details pops up in the animation.

Nice to follow your work with Saturn.


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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: lcd1080]
      #5665101 - 02/06/13 12:07 PM

Trevor, Gorgeous image set! Banding detail, colors and projections are excellent. Very impressive work, thanks for posting

Regards,
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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: ZielkeNightsky]
      #5665102 - 02/06/13 12:07 PM

Trevor I see your RGB images as having reached a new level of clarity. Previously the hexagon was obvious only from animations or polar projections. Now the hexagon is obvious in your RGB still shots. Thus I believe your images break new ground in the race to image the polar geometry.

Pete


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Re: Saturn spots & hex Feb 5th in reasonable seeing new [Re: Kecktastic]
      #5665540 - 02/06/13 03:42 PM

Excellent! The best hex yet - and I mean that in a good way.

Glenn


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