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#1 RickD_99

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 02:53 PM

Naturally I would love to claim that this shot of Jove was my own but actually it's the latest from the Hubble Space Telescope!

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#2 Thundermoon1994

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 03:31 PM

I opened this thread and my jaw nearly hit my desk. LOL



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 03:33 PM

Seeing is everything.


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 03:40 PM

They'll get more natural colours than this.


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 04:16 PM

Seeing is everything.

Yep - darn good seeing at 340 miles up smirk.gif


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#6 JimNaySeeUm

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 05:22 PM

That is AMAZING!!!!!



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 05:49 PM

Loophole: both could download the Hubble data and process it with natural colors (because apparently it does capture blue data even though they publish photos with violet as the blue channel). I think that would top this shot. wink.gif


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#8 kevinbreen

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 07:16 PM

The colours are completely over the top, although I've never been to Jupiter, mind you.
Detail is incredibly incredible, regardless.
But then again maybe there are aliens who perceive colour in this way so who are we to say this is right and this is wrong?
I rest my case, m'lud.

#9 John Boudreau

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 07:34 PM

The 'true' color issue is because this was taken with narrowband filters. I think the widest is the B--- which in this case was technically a near-UV, at just under 7nm bandpass! No way to color balance a narrowband shot into 'true' territory, but it is certainly an interesting and high contrast image!


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 07:45 PM

The 'true' color issue is because this was taken with narrowband filters. I think the widest is the B--- which in this case was technically a near-UV, at just under 7nm bandpass! No way to color balance a narrowband shot into 'true' territory, but it is certainly an interesting and high contrast image!

I thought it wasn't possible for Hubble to do RGB, but Christopher Go has been releasing his own take on the data and it seems to include a (presumably narrowband) Blue filter. They look better than the RGV images in my opinion.

 

RGB: https://www.facebook...602666103101434

RGV: https://www.facebook...602699353098109



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 09:34 PM

The red spot is out tonight. I'll see if I can top this with my 4" refractor. tongue2.gif


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#12 Tom Glenn

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 09:49 PM

I thought it wasn't possible for Hubble to do RGB, but Christopher Go has been releasing his own take on the data and it seems to include a (presumably narrowband) Blue filter. They look better than the RGV images in my opinion.

 

RGB: https://www.facebook...602666103101434

RGV: https://www.facebook...602699353098109

I guess one issue is that even if you have RGB data, narrow band filters don't represent human retinal cone cell response, and so it's always arguable about what "true" color means.  Both images look nice is all that I can say! 



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:30 PM

That's one expensive happy snap.

 

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#14 sunnyday

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:37 PM

I thought he was blind ...



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 02:39 AM

I can do that with my C8, even without a Barlow... lol.gif

 

In all seriousness, though, I actually saw the image before reading your text and I was like saying the typical Italian swear words that you might be familiar with... Absolutely stunning and beautiful!


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Posted 26 September 2020 - 03:23 AM

Seriously, I'm not sure what extra science they got from the Hubble (or how they even got it approved). For an equivalent (or even superior) happy snap, they could have just used one of Luke's (Vega700) images…

 

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