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possibly my best Jupiter ever and detail on dark Callisto

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#1 moonwatching ferret

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 04:53 AM

ill make it short i need to try and work tomorrow anyway the seeing started out awesome best iv seen in a long time and when i saw this pop out of as2 i had to process right away  i posted the natural one and the over processed and false colored saturated one for the guys who like that. once the moon finally got in front it turned featureless grey and the seeing went south it looks like another transit shadow lol

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 04:57 AM

First thing strikes me is the fuzzy shadow edge its just like the winjupos sim



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 05:11 AM

Well done.  You are now getting some satisfaction out of the big scope.  You have put Callisto on the map of moons with personality


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 05:16 AM

That is one of the best amateur Jup (and especially moon) images I've seen.


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 05:17 AM

thats not io thats callisto lol heres a bit better one i think its full res

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 07:07 PM

I thought these would have got a lot more atention especially the fact that i got some detail on dark Callisto. as usual as the night went on and Jupiter dropped so did the seeing. I am happy that i at least got to capture this rare event and dont know when ill ever get it again perhaps next year or next transit. i recently got photo shop  the images come out just slightly better if you like a very colorful Jupiter these images are processed no different than any before

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 07:08 PM

Bottom image was around day break Jupiter was extremely low so i called it



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 07:25 PM

<"Bottom image was around day break Jupiter was extremely low so i called it">

 

Lemme guess Ferret - you called it "extremely low Jupiter!" rofl2.gif



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 07:33 PM

Very nice - your second (larger) image looks like Callisto is smiling at us smile.gif

 

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 07:52 PM

Nice captures :)
Thanks for posting

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 07:55 PM

simply exquisite, well done and thank you.



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:07 PM

Great work and I am jealous of your seeing!



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:31 PM

Very cool! I love the second Jupiter in your post at 7:07am! Very nice detail. You'll have to start using WinJupos as that could lift it to a whole other level!! :)



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:15 PM

Very cool! I love the second Jupiter in your post at 7:07am! Very nice detail. You'll have to start using WinJupos as that could lift it to a whole other level!! smile.gif

what do you mean lift to a whole new level.? im saving the data from tonight they were only 120 seconds



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 09:17 PM

Very nice - your second (larger) image looks like Callisto is smiling at us smile.gif

 

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I got that to and that was with low processing every time i process it it comes out dfferent lol



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Posted 09 July 2020 - 10:01 PM

Hi Ferret, nice work! There is a risk with the moons that you can get artefacts from sharpening- it is worth checking an enlarged view of the moon in Winjupos for the time of your image as this will show the true albedo features for comparison with your image.

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 05:10 AM

Very cool! I love the second Jupiter in your post at 7:07am! Very nice detail. You'll have to start using WinJupos as that could lift it to a whole other level!! smile.gif

There's some nice detail in there Joe but WinJUPOS would smooth out a lot of the noise in these... wink.gif

 

Hi Ferret, nice work! There is a risk with the moons that you can get artefacts from sharpening- it is worth checking an enlarged view of the moon in Winjupos for the time of your image as this will show the true albedo features for comparison with your image.

Mark

Yes, Mark's  advice is important for folks to be aware of...unfortunately Callisto doesn't look at all like your image. frown.gif


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 10:01 PM

There's some nice detail in there Joe but WinJUPOS would smooth out a lot of the noise in these... wink.gif

 

Yes, Mark's  advice is important for folks to be aware of...unfortunately Callisto doesn't look at all like your image. frown.gif

 I already looked at the winjupos Callisto and its nothing like my Callisto that frowning face is artifact i believe. as i change the values in deconvolution and change sharpening levels i get different looking Callisto's better too have a pic of it that is if the winjuposs image is up to date i know there Jupiter is not at all up to date it should be but that Jupiter is very different ? i also notice the same with Ganymede. I have only had real good seeing if you want to call it that in a hand full of instances i ca tell right away if its good or not. hope fully I will still have a roof over my head in 5 or 10 years however long it takes for Jupiter to rise back up high enough so its out of the low horizon i will be able to finally see what this scope can do. i know it will perform a lot better. I need to take a break from imaging and find paying work or find someone who will give me a grant to image lol but i do really need to start making money or i loose my room and place to keep the scope... or no more images from  mwf

 

 as for the calisto image ill go over it again



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Posted 10 July 2020 - 10:02 PM

i did catch azgard or however its spelled lol someone on fb said it was that white feature at 100



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Posted 10 July 2020 - 10:51 PM

Jupiter and Callisto july 9 20.jpg

I hate to say this but while Callisto lacks a smilley face or wjhat i see is a sad face i looked at it again on winjupos and of coarse when you zoom in all the way it looks nothing like my detail but then again if i had callisto on my laptop the size of a quarter usd. and bright with detail I would be the happy owner of a much much larger scope perhaps you could do it with a 2 meter that has the fl of the kek scope in HI? when I zoomed out there was a dark area at the bottom of the moon and when i was playing around with the image i did get many different results but always a dark area in the southern region. this is a bit brighter image perhaps the next calm night i get ill try for an image of calisto alone so i can boost my exposure its very dark in my images  


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Posted 10 July 2020 - 11:10 PM

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 05:53 PM

 I am so glad I stayed up to capture this evvent the next time Callisto transits Jupiter in my sky will be the end of August juts 3 Callisto orbits around Jupiter. so I guess the next time I am out and the seeing is great or the best iv seen i will try to get a couple of quick ser files on Callisto alone and while im at it Ganymede. no double transits with shadows. what ever happened to those 3 moon transits? is there a reason why Ganymede only transits with Io or Europa during one apparition. is it just a timing period?? any body



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Posted 16 July 2020 - 12:57 PM

wow 33 likes thanks everyone tonight looks good grs and Europa transit right at culmination. I have Io Ganymede and Callisto wonder if i can squeeze deets on Europa ?

 If it does look good perhaps ill hunt down Ganymede and Callisto and try for a seperate image. i will only use a 300 x 300 roi Should be able to get plenty of frames i can increase the exposure for dark Callisto


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 01:17 PM

Impressive work. You are motivating me just up the road from you in Melbourne to try my hand at planetary imaging.



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Posted 16 July 2020 - 04:22 PM

Impressive work. You are motivating me just up the road from you in Melbourne to try my hand at planetary imaging.

if you want to check it oot im out tonight  the ger and Europa are at cm at culmination. simple terms center of the planet around when its at its highest in the sky at 1am ish




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