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Jupiter GRS -@ sunrise, Wow - best 2 minutes of my 2018 - 16 inch Dob

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#1 wavydavy

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:24 AM

Last shot of the morning at 6:48 am , this surprised me big time ...

There was a small gap after 1/2 hr of heavy clouds...This was shot through the mist part way, and only lasted 2 minutes ..

.I had the shutter at 1<4ms and managed to squeeze in 17,000 frames... stacked 66% , Autostakkert said the quality was high ... I had no idea ...

 

 

FireCapture v2.5  Settings
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Camera=ZWO ASI224MC
Filter=RGB
Profile=Jupiter
Diameter=36.52"
Magnitude=-2.02
CMI=15.4° CMII=302.3° CMIII=142.7°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=9250mm
Resolution=0.08"
Filename=Jup_064930.ser
Date=070218
Start=064828.913
Mid=064930.894
End=065032.876
Start(UT)=114828.913
Mid(UT)=114930.894
End(UT)=115032.876
Duration=123.963s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -5h
Frames captured=17549
File type=SER
Binning=no
ROI=960x738
ROI(Offset)=192x232
FPS (avg.)=141
Shutter=3.829ms
Gain=373 (62%)
HardwareBin=off
HighSpeed=on
AutoExposure=off
Brightness=1
USBTraffic=96
AutoHisto=75 (off)
WRed=52
Gamma=50 (off)
WBlue=95
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=158
Histogramm=61%
Noise(avg.deviation)=n/a
Limit=none
Sensor temperature=31.1 °C

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:28 AM

Wonderful!

 

I got up at 4.30 the last two days to image Jupiter. Unforecast cloud and terrible seeing both days! And sleepy at work.....!


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:30 AM

Wow awesome shot wavydavy, is your 16" manual dob? Regardless whether it is or not, that is an amazing shot.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:31 AM

Wow awesome shot wavydavy, is your 16" manual dob? Regardless whether it is or not, that is an amazing shot.

THANKS ! - Orion xx16g goto dob ...it is a bit jerky ...but when the big mirror wants to be nice ...


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:19 AM

Yes that is a very nice capture!  


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

JUPITER wavydavy.jpg


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:44 AM

That is incredible, totally amazing. Well done. Wait til you see mine from this morning....  bawling.gif


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:45 AM

Awesome shot.
Your certainly on a roll.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:47 AM

High Speed On is the way to go 


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:54 AM

I see you are doing 2 minute captures.
At what point does planet rotation become troublesome with Jupiter and have to de rotate with a program like Winjupos ?
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#11 wavydavy

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:57 AM

?? practicing the copy & paste skills ? :)



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:00 PM

I see you are doing 2 minute captures.
At what point does planet rotation become troublesome with Jupiter and have to de rotate with a program like Winjupos ?

2 mins is NOT a problem ...3 may be pushing it for a BIG image like this ...most folks are not shooting with a 16 ...so 2.5 mins is no issue at all ...


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:12 PM

Starting to really appreciate what it takes to get these kind of results!  Nice job!


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:14 PM

Starting to really appreciate what it takes to get these kind of results!  Nice job!

thanks --- practice helps for sure ...sometimes it takes time ....I am getting better at sniffing out good seeing ....I am also good at losing sleep ....win some / lose some



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:19 PM

WinJUPOS derotation will allow you to go for a longer video capture if you want to give it a go, Dave. I think Mike Phillips has a good tutorial on YouTube.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:49 PM

WinJUPOS derotation will allow you to go for a longer video capture if you want to give it a go, Dave. I think Mike Phillips has a good tutorial on YouTube.

I  have done Winjupos ..this capture was isolated ...only one made for 1/2 hr ...and nothing after...so cannot add to batch ... unless a set of 3 or more videos looks crazy good ..I don't bother with Winjupos - THANKS !


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:13 PM

​I know the sky conditions have a lot to do with how well the image turns out. (I'm not an imager, strictly a visual observer, and an observer of the works of imagers...lol) Yet it seems that each image you post is better than the last. Looks like your improving your skill at the scope and also at the computer with your processing techniques. Looks like you are well on your way to some mind blowing future images. waytogo.gif 


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:19 PM

There is a "long video de-rotation technique"...it could be applied to a single, long video, ie 5 minutes. And I'm sure it could be applied to a shorter video. But, I think you have to create SER files to use it in WinJUPOS.

 

Kevin (astrovienna) was trying long, isolated captures, rather than combining the results of several shorter videos. I was thinking you could try long video technique on a short capture. Sorry for the confusion, Dave. 

 

Link: https://www.cloudyni...hl= astrovienna


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:46 PM

There is a "long video de-rotation technique"...it could be applied to a single, long video, ie 5 minutes. And I'm sure it could be applied to a shorter video. But, I think you have to create SER files to use it in WinJUPOS.

 

Kevin (astrovienna) was trying long, isolated captures, rather than combining the results of several shorter videos. I was thinking you could try long video technique on a short capture. Sorry for the confusion, Dave. 

 

Link: https://www.cloudyni...hl= astrovienna

I always record to SER files with firecapture ...best file for what we do



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:55 PM

​I know the sky conditions have a lot to do with how well the image turns out. (I'm not an imager, strictly a visual observer, and an observer of the works of imagers...lol) Yet it seems that each image you post is better than the last. Looks like your improving your skill at the scope and also at the computer with your processing techniques. Looks like you are well on your way to some mind blowing future images. waytogo.gif

Thanks very much for saying that ...well I have had my warm ups for 2018 ..BUT this image ..WOW it came out with more detail than others of the same morning ...it was by itself at end of session ...only shot within 1/2 hr


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 03:18 PM

Very fine capture and processing!

 

Best result I've seen from here in the N. hemisphere to date for this apparition!

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:09 PM

That is superb!
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:51 PM

Wavydavy, could you post a pic of your scope please? I’m sorely tempted. By the way, with this jaw dropping image, there are some who would elevate you to the level of Jedi Imager..... take a bow sir
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:21 PM

Wavydavy, that's the best image I've seen of Jupiter in a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:29 PM

Stunning image! Detail and colors look great. Congratulations on this one. It gives the rest of us hope of a decent Jupiter at these low altitudes. I have an average seeing chance for Friday morning but it may not be good enough. Thanks for posting it

 

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