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#1 Marco Lorenzi

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 09:56 AM

Hi everyone, thanks to a finally somewhat stable night I managed to successfully image both the big two giants in my first 2021 imaging session.

Last night, (technically still this morning for me) the seeing was very very good and I had good relative transparency too, at least for my shooting site.
Saturn was captured around half past two in the morning at an elevation of about 60 degrees from my shooting location. The image is the result of the derotation of 14 videos in RGB (5,5,4) of 90 seconds each.

 

The panel of Jupiter shows the two best images of the shooting session and taken about two hours later, when the planet approached the transit to the meridian with considerable elevation, around 75 degrees.
Each panel is the result of the derotation of 5 series of RGB shots, each lasting 60 seconds (in total 15 shots derotated and added together). You may try to use the panel as a stereo view if you want smile.gif

 

As usual my C14 at f/16 with ASI290MM for all shots.

 

Clear skies

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#2 Sunspot

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 09:59 AM

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 10:00 AM

AMAZING!!!   waytogo.gif



#4 DirtyRod

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 10:06 AM

Awesome images. 



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Posted 24 June 2021 - 10:19 AM

The best I've seen. These look like they were taken with the Hubble. What is your secret? There has to more to it than stable seeing. Great work.



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Posted 24 June 2021 - 10:24 AM

Awesome. We northern temperate folks can only drool and dream of elevations like those....really "vibrant" results. Nice work.


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Posted 24 June 2021 - 11:02 AM

I am floored! There are incredible!!!!!!

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 11:03 AM

Really fantastic images, thank you for sharing them with all of us, and congratulations.



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Posted 24 June 2021 - 01:28 PM

Excellent



#10 Kiwi Paul

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 02:31 PM

Superb!

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 03:17 PM

Super!



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Posted 24 June 2021 - 03:27 PM

Fantastic!



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Posted 24 June 2021 - 07:13 PM

Very nice Marco! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif



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Posted 24 June 2021 - 08:51 PM

waytogo.gif Great job! One thousand miles away from your location last night was cloudy. frown.gif



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Posted 24 June 2021 - 10:59 PM

Excellent work!

#16 Marco Lorenzi

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 11:15 PM

Thanks guys! It was a very good night, in fact I have been trying other times during the past weeks but always had to give up due to clouds and haze..

Jupiter this opposition is very high for me and this helps a lot in getting the best out of the seeing..

Clear skies

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 01:37 AM

Great images. I guess nothing beats being in the equator even in a very large city. 
 

thanks for sharing. 
 

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 02:22 AM

Nice details in the images. The Saturn jumps out..waytogo.gif



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Posted 26 June 2021 - 04:23 AM

Stunning results Marco! waytogo.gif bow.gif



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Posted 26 June 2021 - 07:34 AM

Well done, mate! By far, the best I've seen this year…

 

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Posted 26 June 2021 - 02:11 PM

Splendid Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos
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Posted 26 June 2021 - 05:25 PM

I noticed the little white storm in the lower hemisphere appears to distinctly float above the cloud bands when viewed in stereo. Pretty cool...

#23 Marco Lorenzi

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Posted 27 June 2021 - 10:11 AM

Thank you guys for the very warm feedbacks smile.gif

On Saturn I was lucky, a very good moment of steady seeing as it is one of the best images I was able to make also considering the last two oppositions.

I started imaging Jupiter after Saturn but the seeing deteriorated, to return pretty good only after two hours with the planet very high in my sky (on the second image it was at 76 degrees of altitude).

That helps a lot lol.gif

Pity the night after, with the GRS transiting the globe, the sky was cloudy, so I will have to wait a bit longer before being able to imaging the less "boring" side of Jupiter..

Thanks again!

Clear Skies

Marco


Edited by Marco Lorenzi, 27 June 2021 - 10:12 AM.



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