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Jupiter & Saturn 17/8/2019, good seeing

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#1 HentySky

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:35 PM

The evening of August 17 has probably produced my best Jupiter and Saturn for the season.  I had to battle between the clouds but was rewarded with some exceptional seeing (on my scale anyway, but everyone probably has their own scale).

 

Jupiter shows some interesting detail in and around the GRS.  This area certainly has quietened down a lot as shown in Darryl's excellent posts.  I managed to record a couple of hours of data (a lot ruined from passing cloud) but the attached was the best.

 

Saturn continues to be quiet.  There is some activity near the north equatorial belt, but not a lot.

 

Thanks for looking.  Cheers Brett

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:39 PM

Really impressive images, Saturn looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:56 PM

Really amazing!  One can now see over the top of the pole of Saturn and the full circumference of the hexagon. You might want to make a polar projection.  Great work!

 

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:10 PM

Very nice Brett both planets are very good, lots of details around the GRS you can see the turbulence clearly. waytogo.gif waytogo.gif 



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:11 PM

Wow-za! Amazing!

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 11:08 PM

Extraordinarily well done.  We're so fortunate that you had ideal conditions.  Abundant detail to for gleaning rarely seen features. 

 

Jupiter, months past opposition, is showing its (trailing?) limb darkening already in this year's viewing season.

 

Saturn's ring plane inclination is unusually favorable this apparition. The circumpolar hexagon is best I've seen.  I'm awed by the amount of ring detail.  I think that your photo proves that the rings are partially transparent to the Sun's rays at this degree of inclination.  Compare ring shadow on the planet to the degree to which the planetary atmosphere shades the rings.  Very high value work. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 07:30 PM

An excellent pair of outcomes Brett! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif

 

I had started to think that we were coming to the end of the optimum imaging period for Jove, but with your latest I think (& certainly hope!) there's a few more weeks of life left in the Old Boy..! fingerscrossed.gif



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:51 PM

Thankyou to everyone for your kind comments.

 

I noticed when looking at Jupiter I had left a green tinge on the planet.  I have re-posted the image with that removed.

 

Cheers Brett

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 09:51 PM

Thankyou to everyone for your kind comments.

 

I noticed when looking at Jupiter I had left a green tinge on the planet.  I have re-posted the image with that removed.

 

Cheers Brett

Aaah, much better (IMHO), love it.

 

 -1 for green tinge on Jupiter roflmao.gif

 

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 10:36 PM

Thankyou to everyone for your kind comments.

 

I noticed when looking at Jupiter I had left a green tinge on the planet.  I have re-posted the image with that removed.

 

Cheers Brett

You got it Brett! I think this colour is spot on..brings out more details.waytogo.gif



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 04:58 AM

Very nice Brett! bow.gif  Thanks for posting.




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