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Jupiter, Saturn | 2019-07-09 | Opposition SURGE!

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#1 AstroEthan

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 11:29 PM

Too breezy AGAIN for the C14/CGEM DX. Thankfully, getting a more fitting mount and maybe even an observatory is in the cards within a couple years.

 

Telescope: Celestron C8 EdgeHD
Camera: ZWO ASI290MM
Barlow: Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow
Filters: Chroma Red, Chroma Green, Chroma Blue, Baader 685nm, ZWO CH4

 

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2019-07-09-0502_3-EC-IR-Sat_g6_ap36_Drizzle15.jpg

 

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#2 AstroEthan

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 11:30 PM

As I'm sure many of you know, Saturn's rings brighten a few days around opposition. I've never seen it visualized, so I decided to take advantage of images I have and create one.

Unlike the images in the first post, clicking the GIF will take you to my website, where you'll either get a nice 24-bit animated WebP or animated PNG depending on your browser. If you visit on Internet Explorer, you'll get a big mess I don't intend to fix because you really should move on! lol.gif

 

Opposition-Surge.gif

 

WebPs and APNGs are definitely my favorite part about hosting images on my own site. Neither is quite universal yet so I can serve what your browser takes!


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 12:46 AM

Ethan, marvelous pictures!

 

Can you show us an imagetrain pic with your A-P Barlow?



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 01:46 AM

Great images, especially the opposition surge animation.

 

I would have thought you would be able to use all the cash payments from the royalties of your world-wide scoop of the recent Jupiter collision to build your new observatory by now wink.gif .

 

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#5 AstroEthan

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:32 AM

Thank you to those who liked and commented!

 

Can you show us an imagetrain pic with your A-P Barlow?

This is the imaging train attached to the C14. The MoonLite focuser on the bottom edge of the image is not used with the C8.

 

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I would have thought you would be able to use all the cash payments from the royalties of your world-wide scoop of the recent Jupiter collision to build your new observatory by now wink.gif .

No royalties for me! I put all the photos and animations out under Creative Commons Attribution so anyone could use it with credit. In fact, I've been thinking about extending CC Attribution to all the images I took by myself (all 90mm Mak images & all C8 images starting in late-2015). Even if I wanted to bother hammering out deals like that, I had a pressing deadline for school while everything played out. Royalties would've been another unwanted headache for me. tonofbricks.gif

 

On the flip side, we went from 82 to ~6,100 followers on Twitter in a few days.


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