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#1 Pete Gorczynski

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Posted 16 November 2022 - 05:37 PM

Seeing was about average both nights with slightly better seeing on the 15th. The jet stream was 85 knots on the 14th and 55 knots on the 15th. Thank you Kiwi Paul for pointing out the windy.com web site!  Mars is now entering its best period of the season so I go out as long as the sky is clear, good seeing or bad.

 

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#2 Foc

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Posted 16 November 2022 - 05:47 PM

Really nice images!



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Posted 16 November 2022 - 05:51 PM

Last night must have seemed like deja vu, all over again :)

 

Really nice, Pete.



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Posted 16 November 2022 - 05:59 PM

Great work, Pete, especially the second image which looks a bit clearer. And I agree with you on going out each night regardless of the seeing forecast. It's going to be a long time before Mars is this close again.



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Posted 16 November 2022 - 07:08 PM

These are beautiful Pete. They are as good as I've seen anywhere from Mars this year.  Seeing has been generally poor here too so I have been watching Windy.com as well as meteoblue, which just interprets the same data to make a prediction about seeing. I interpret these data in a probabilistic sense,  rather than as a firm prediction.  One of the best tools I have locally is the Palomar Observatory seeing monitor,  which works reasonably well as an indicator of overall seeing on a night for me, despite being 90 miles away. 



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Posted 16 November 2022 - 07:26 PM

Amazing, Pete. I copied these images and pasted them into GIMP so I could blink them. It has it all, rotation, getting bigger as it gets close, and changing clouds at the south pole. Very cool.



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Posted 16 November 2022 - 08:16 PM

Fantastic images, especially considering the "average" seeing, but it appears your images are consistantly excellent regardless of the seeing.

Best regards, Richard

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Posted 17 November 2022 - 10:30 AM

Great results!!



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Posted 17 November 2022 - 11:45 AM

These are terrific! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif



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Posted 17 November 2022 - 11:27 PM

Great..!!! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif



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Posted 18 November 2022 - 02:43 AM

Excellent !

#12 Kiwi Paul

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Posted 18 November 2022 - 02:55 AM

Fantastic results!
Cheers Paul

#13 R Botero

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Posted 18 November 2022 - 04:18 AM

Your images are always superb Pete! bow.gif

 

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