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Post-Equinox Jupiter w/GRS 2021-09-23

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#1 BQ Octantis

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 05:48 AM

The winds have died down, but they're still there. Fortunately the mount is in the middle of the lawn, polar aligned. So I stuck with just 3 rubber bands—if nothing more than for workflow automation. Jupiter's size required a bit of steering during a couple of gusts, but things stayed completely on the screen on the first try:

 

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The seeing was…well, curious. There were fine details on the screen, but I had to use extra Smart Sharpening and wavelets to bring it out of the stack. And more curiously, my wavelet edge management also smoothed out the surface really nicely. A little too much for my taste; but the fully sharpened as just a lighten layer gave an excellent compromise between noise and detail.

 

Cheers,

 

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#2 Tim J Fowler

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 07:05 AM

Nice shot, BQ. 

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 07:14 AM

I have seen you mention rubber bands before, but don't understand what you mean. What are you doing with the rubber bands?



#4 BQ Octantis

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 07:38 AM

Thanks to all for the quick feedback and likes!

 

As to the rubber bands…

 

https://www.cloudyni...nds-2019-06-29/

 

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 09:16 AM

Very nice Jupiter BQ.
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Posted 24 September 2021 - 02:13 AM

Thanks Paul!

 

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