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#1 RedLionNJ

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 11:43 AM

Hi,

 

Finally, an acceptable rendition of Jupiter from the evening of September 19 (EDT). Seeing was far more stable than it's been in quite a while.  I tried a variety of cameras that evening, but processed the ASI290MC first.

 

The image below represents a derotation of six, one-minute stacks, centered on 10:10pm local time (0210UT next day). FireCapture, AutoStakkert, Registax, Winjupos, AstraImage. There was still some wildfire smoke in the atmosphere, leaving a slightly orange tint to the overall appearance. But it's real, and matches (on my monitor) the view through the eyepiece. Captured at 0.14 arcsec/pixel.

 

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Thank you for looking,

 

Grant


Edited by RedLionNJ, 21 September 2021 - 01:43 PM.

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#2 jonnybravo0311

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 12:12 PM

Really nice rendition of Jupiter! :)

 

The 18th and 19th were some of the best seeing conditions I've witnessed under NJ skies. I was really wishing I had a nice planetary rig setup. Instead, I grabbed some data on the Lion and then the Crescent.


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:31 PM

Lovely image!!!
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Posted 21 September 2021 - 02:04 PM

VERY nice.


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 02:08 PM

A very fine image, Grant.


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 04:12 PM

Grant,

 

Congrats on your Jupiter image! waytogo.gif  This has been a BAD summer for us located here in the NE. I planned on imaging Saturday evening but the rain ruined that. Go figure...............  


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 04:18 PM

Great image! Jealous of all of great seeing everyone else has experienced the past few days! 


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 05:27 PM

RedLionNJ,

 

Awesome image of Jupiter!  I am just a beginner  and I was out same night (9/19/21) around 10pm to image Jupiter from Baltimore, MD.  The seeing was unusually good as well.   I used a 4 inch refractor + 5x powermate + ADC + Sony A7R4.  I took 3 min video (using 4x magnification for increased  image scale)  -> PIPP, AutoStakkert, RegiStax 6, then Adobe Lightroom for touchup.  Obviously mine doesn't compare to your image, but I thought it would be an interesting comparison between 300mm vs 100mm scope and what they can do.  Thank you for sharing!

 

 

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 05:45 PM

Very nice!!
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Posted 21 September 2021 - 06:15 PM

Great image Grant, congratulations :).


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 06:59 PM

That is one great image Grant! The seeing was good I guess!
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Posted 21 September 2021 - 07:18 PM

From one Grant to another, great job! I think we must have been imaging under similar conditions, but yours has finer detail than mine.
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Posted 21 September 2021 - 07:25 PM

Well done, Grant!

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 10:00 PM

Outstanding result Grant! Well done! waytogo.gif

 

Now if only that kind of seeing would become the norm here in the northeast. lol.gif


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 10:30 PM

Outstanding result Grant! Well done! waytogo.gif

 

Now if only that kind of seeing would become the norm here in the northeast. lol.gif

If that became the norm, John, I'd be spending all my waking, daylight hours processing instead of my other activities!

 

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 12:41 PM

Wow, really nice Grant! Now I know where my 'good' seeing has gone to! wink.gif

 

Congrats!

 

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 05:22 PM

nice work! There is some really nice fine detail there.

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 05:31 PM

Fantastic result!!!


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Posted 24 September 2021 - 02:02 AM

Well done Grant! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif


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Posted 24 September 2021 - 04:42 AM

A bit late with my congratulations, a very well deserved success at what seems to be one of the toughest locations for long focal length imaging. I had confused this entry with an earlier post of yours.  Quite interesting detail captured by you in this instance in the equatorial belts and zones.


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Posted 24 September 2021 - 12:07 PM

Thank you, everybody.  As a couple have pointed out (and I've moaned about for years), the stretch of the US eastern seaboard between NYC and Washington is a prime example of where not to live if you like high-resolution imaging of the planets. Periods of the really good seeing required are very few and far between. I'm likely done until 2020 now :(

 

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 12:52 PM

Thank you, everybody.  As a couple have pointed out (and I've moaned about for years), the stretch of the US eastern seaboard between NYC and Washington is a prime example of where not to live if you like high-resolution imaging of the planets. Periods of the really good seeing required are very few and far between. I'm likely done until 2020 now frown.gif

 

Grant

It's a terrific image!  It does appear that the biggest challenge to living on the east coast it that it flips the planets upside down.  Here's hoping you still get some good weather.  Remember that this winter you can build the snow fort walls a little higher and keep down the wind-induced vibration of the scope.




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