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JUpiter and Saturn - July 2nd. variable conditions.

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#1 wargrafix

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 05:02 AM

2nd July was a really weird anf frustrating weather situation. The Sahara dust had finally given a small reprieve. clean perfect skies all through evening. Then around 11pm, complete cloud and rain! It eased off but a persistent upper level clouds. Eventually rains would return, and the dust around 2 am. Here is what I got inbetween.

 

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Jupiter. Not bad given the seeing and clouds!

 

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Normally I don't go after planets after a meridian flip. But why not?

Jupiter with an emerging GRS

 

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Saturn got only 2 5 mins videos. Hopefully not too bad

 

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#2 Foc

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:12 AM

Great images as usual, love the range of color tones on Jupiter and impressive how you cope with dust and rain and still get the work done.



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:26 AM

love the colors and details , superb like always , thanks .



#4 PhotonJohn

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:12 AM

Way better than "not to bad".

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 12:24 PM

I like it.  I played with stellarium to see the elevation in your location at the flip.  ~34°  It is ~23° at best here.  Next year it will be close to your elevation now.  You give me hope of getting a decent picture in the future.



#6 wargrafix

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 01:00 PM

Ah, at my location at flip it's about 58 degrees. I am 10 degrees north

#7 Az Frank

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:47 PM

Very nice indeed!



#8 dhammy

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:36 PM

Glad the dust cleared up in your area! Great detail :) Here we just had more dust passing over, not as bad as before but still enough to make things hazy.




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