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#1 GSBass

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:05 PM

First Jupiter and Saturn of the year, after a failed attempt to find them in daylight a couple of weeks ago I tried again this morning, this time the moon was out so I used it to sync on, after that I was able to find Jupiter and Saturn. Over all happy, I caught the moon Io transiting, Io is the bright white spot and it’s shadow is the dark spot on the left. Out further on the right is Ganymede. A little grainy and noisy but I had some pretty major level adjustments to do in post processing... I’ll probably end up doing the ser several times to see what’s precedure is best

180 maksutov, qhy462c 850nm infrared filter, taken at 853am 3/8/21

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:05 PM

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:08 PM

Saturn was not great, low brightness competing with sunlight was just too much to keep it together in post processing

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:19 PM

I took some of the moon this morning too, just taking a break from processing, I’ll post if they turn out.... they should, seeing was pretty good, just a matter of whether I focused well... it is a little harder in daytime, Jupiter was a lucky guess



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Posted 08 March 2021 - 01:50 PM

Very good ones!
I miss it
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Posted 08 March 2021 - 02:08 PM

Thank you, I may have been the only person on earth looking at Jupiter this morning ... it was just barely visible in the eyepiece, just enough to get it in the crosshairs and flip to infrared, Saturn was completely invisible but I synced again on Jupiter and that made it possible to center Saturn on the chip.



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Posted 08 March 2021 - 08:41 PM

I need a bigger desk wink.gif , the beach umbrella is working good for this though

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Posted 09 March 2021 - 12:01 AM

Man, I'm envious! It's been too cloudy as of late here to try this, but I'm now more determined than ever to pursue a Jovian daytime view.


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Posted 09 March 2021 - 12:32 AM

It’s fun, should get easier as it tracks further away from sun, your really dealing with shades of grey, my work flow is to do wavlets first and then do a black and white point selection, then it reveals itself



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Posted 09 March 2021 - 08:21 PM

curious aboot that elongated dark spot. I would have to know what the ut and your position is to figure if its the swgrs but it looks to flat and long to be the swgrs



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Posted 09 March 2021 - 09:42 PM

It was taken approx 845am on the 8th, here is sky safaris view at that time, guessing it’s just cloud top sensitivity  to infrared light, in my infrareds I took back in the fall the Great Red Spot showed as white surrounded by darker swirls

curious aboot that elongated dark spot. I would have to know what the ut and your position is to figure if its the swgrs but it looks to flat and long to be the swgrs

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 09:57 AM

I suppose that you didn't use a Barlow? Looks quite large

 

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 11:41 AM

No I never use a Barlow or reducer and I’m still shooting full frame for the 462, I just crop in post processing depending on if I have moons in the frame etc.... it also depends on the sharpness of the image, last fall when I had some looking kinda fuzzy it was a better presentation to leave the disc pretty small, there was a good bit of noise in these but they were pretty sharp so felt they handled the crop ok

I suppose that you didn't use a Barlow? Looks quite large

 

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