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Data to play with! Jupiter, Great Red Spot transit, moons, animation best seeing 2021-10-07

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#1 Ittaku

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 01:05 AM

This was the best seeing night I can recall this year 8.5/10 so I captured a lot and really didn't know when to stop processing to do all the captures justice.
See here for my Saturn and Neptune images from the same night:
https://www.cloudyni...ing-2021-10-07/
 
Hardware: Celestron Deluxe CPC 1100 Edge HD, Optolong UV/IR block, Siebert Barlow, ZWO ASI 485MC.
Software: Firecapture, PIPP, Winjupos, Autostakkert, Astraimage, The Gimp, apngasm, ffmpeg
 
I don't recall seeing blue streaks so clearly within the Great Red Spot with any of my captures. The bright white breakouts have turned into regular swirls without the intense brightness. The sharp edge to the swirls above the GRS have smoothed off and become round again.
 
Jupiter 150%
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Europa, Jupiter, Io, and Ganymede (click for imgur 4k version)
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Lowres animated gif (click for full resolution bouncing PNG)
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Crossed eye stereogram
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Relaxed eye stereogram
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And just for fun
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Here is a link to the 3 minutes of GRS transit in case you wish to check out your post-processing skills, I'd love to see what people can do with it!:
https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

Note it was captured in alt/az so you could play with both field and planetary derotation in winjupos.

Location: -37.81,145.03
Diameter=45.43"
Magnitude=-2.67
Altitude=66.82°
CMI=211.4° CMII=9.6° CMIII=206.0°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=4200mm (F/15)
Resolution=0.14"

Thanks for viewing, and enjoy!


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 01:43 AM

Great images, outrageous AS!3 quality graph!


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 02:05 AM

very nice !

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 06:15 AM

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 02:20 PM

Full size animation is impressive!!!
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Posted 09 October 2021 - 02:41 PM

Wow! Are you ever doing good work these days! These image are excellent. I see there is still a convective cold top 10 o’clock of the GRS along with a dark (downdraft?) area. I find the relaxed eye stereogram the easiest for me. It looks great. Maybe it bulges a tad too much (which is related to the interval between pics as you will know).
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Posted 09 October 2021 - 03:26 PM

Fandamtastic.
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Posted 09 October 2021 - 03:51 PM

Great images, outrageous AS!3 quality graph!

Thanks! I was thinking of hosting those best 3 minutes somewhere for people to play with, curious to see how people process it differently.

 

very nice !

Mark

Thank you.

 

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Full size animation is impressive!!!

Thanks! Unlike most of my previous animations, the seeing didn't even change much over the entire 2 hour pass.

 

 

Wow! Are you ever doing good work these days! These image are excellent. I see there is still a convective cold top 10 o’clock of the GRS along with a dark (downdraft?) area. I find the relaxed eye stereogram the easiest for me. It looks great. Maybe it bulges a tad too much (which is related to the interval between pics as you will know).
Cheers Paul

Thanks, but the seeing should take the credit for these, though it's good to have put to rest all my optical issues and finally have a camera that suits my workflow almost ideally. For these stereograms I put 10 minutes between the two images instead of making the centre of the stacks 10 minutes apart, so it seems you're paying very close attention.

 

 

Fandamtastic.

Thank you sir.


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 05:45 PM

Yes that would be great if you put that data somewhere. I haven’t been imaging last couple of months due to recovering from a big back operation so I would love to play with them.
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Posted 09 October 2021 - 06:37 PM

Okay, here's a download link to the 3 minutes of the great red spot transit. I'll put a link in the top post as well whilst I can still edit it. Feel free to post your images here, and go nuts!
 
https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing
 
Note it was captured in alt/az so you could play with both field and planetary derotation in winjupos (as I did with video derotation.)

Location: -37.81,145.03
Diameter=45.43"
Magnitude=-2.67
Altitude=66.82°
CMI=211.4° CMII=9.6° CMIII=206.0°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=4200mm (F/15)
Resolution=0.14"

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 07:11 PM

Thanks. I’ll have play.
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Posted 09 October 2021 - 07:51 PM

wow, I've never had seeing like that. I'll to play with the images when I get time. Nice work.


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 08:32 PM

By the way, the capture was at my regular medium rate of 30fps so it's not that much data by comparison and won't take that long to stack.

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 09:15 PM

Thanks Con, this is what I would do with that data using my (current) techniques smile.gif. The colour balance is still slightly different from where I would like to be, but it's close enough for me. I like the little detail in the GRS that you captured.

 

Thanks for sharing...

 

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[EDIT]: Updated the image to reduce some of the red, happier with this version.


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 09:37 PM

Thanks Con, this is what I would do with that data using my (current) techniques smile.gif. The colour balance is still slightly different from where I would like to be, but it's close enough for me. I like the little detail in the GRS that you captured.

 

Thanks for sharing...

Thanks very much for that, looks great and as expected it has the same personality as your regular images. I actually resisted adjusting colour balance at all this time. I didn't even boost saturation which I'm normally tempted to do. I used the colours straight from the camera as is.



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Posted 09 October 2021 - 09:47 PM

Heh, we all create our images in our own likeness :)

 

I always find these images need a bit of a colour boost - this one is a little higher in the red than I would normally like but when I tried adjusting the red channel it turned out too blue :). Maybe there's something in the green channel also...


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Posted 09 October 2021 - 09:51 PM

Heh, we all create our images in our own likeness smile.gif

 

I always find these images need a bit of a colour boost - this one is a little higher in the red than I would normally like but when I tried adjusting the red channel it turned out too blue smile.gif. Maybe there's something in the green channel also...

Yep there's absolutely no doubt in my mind after playing with 6 different OSC cameras that each creates a different colour balance, and so does the choice of IR filter. I've been intentionally chasing more blue information from both the 485 camera and Optolong filter, and I'm wondering if that explains this extra blue detail in the GRS, even if the gain settings didn't end up being where I expected with the camera.



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Posted 09 October 2021 - 11:13 PM

Good images,

The colour balance looks pretty good straight off the camera just wondering the Wred and Wblue values at capture. 

 

Basic work flow. 

> Registax- wavelts, colour balance

> Photoshop - saturation, noise reduction, contrast

 

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 11:16 PM

Good images,

The colour balance looks pretty good straight off the camera just wondering the Wred and Wblue values at capture. 

 

Basic work flow. 

> Registax- wavelts, colour balance

> Photoshop - saturation, noise reduction, contrast

Thanks Troy. Looks great. Wred 63, Wblue 91 (hardware in top post.)


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 07:11 AM

Great shots!  I love your second version of Jupiter.  waytogo.gif

 

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 08:59 AM

Here is my attempt and thanks for posting this great data to experiment with.

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 09:12 AM

Thanks for this amazing data! I watched the video and the details in individual frames are quite vivid. Now I get to know what it means to have a great seeing and accurate focus. A invaluable reference point for improving my processing skills!


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 09:17 AM

Here is my attempt and thanks for posting this great data to experiment with.

Really lovely processing! What does the processing flow looks like?


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Posted 10 October 2021 - 10:24 AM

Astounding data.

 

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Posted 10 October 2021 - 10:30 AM

There are others I am sure who can do better than I can. I try to keep it simple and with data like this it sure does make it easier, although, Im sure there's much more that could be done.

Here is all I did, then just a touch up in Gimp with Saturation and Sharpening. I start with trying to see what will give me my sharpest/finest detail.

If you run it through AstroImage I use Simple Deconvolution and adjust the blue kernel size.. Then Micro Contrast. I think Registax might do a little better job here.

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