Planetary Obession (latest: Saturn, Polar Hexagon??)

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Planetary Obession (latest: Saturn, Polar Hexagon??)

Post by joachim.ong » Sun May 01, 2016 9:57 pm

Imaged Jupiter a few days back and it is by far my best attempt on the planet. Really pleased to see that I managed to pick up detail on the moon Ganymede too! I still think I could squeeze a bit more detail from my C8 but that will have to wait till my next Jupiter session and a bout of excellent seeing :mryellow:

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Re: Planet Jupiter and Ganymede!

Post by joachim.ong » Sat May 14, 2016 5:49 pm

Here's another shot of Jupiter I took last weekend at Mersing. Seeing was really good that at that time!

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Re: Planet Jupiter and Ganymede!

Post by Airconvent » Sat May 14, 2016 10:22 pm

That's nicely done, Joachim! :)
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Re: Planet Jupiter!

Post by joachim.ong » Sun May 15, 2016 2:57 pm

Thanks! Now to look to imaging Saturn and Mars... :)
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Re: Planet Jupiter!

Post by ivan » Sun May 15, 2016 11:54 pm

Very detailed! Looking forward to Mars and Saturn :D
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Re: Planet Jupiter!

Post by joachim.ong » Sun May 29, 2016 4:38 pm

Managed to image Mars last thursday night under decent seeing. I've also begun to learn to use WinJupos which, unfortunately like all other astrophotography software, is not very intuitive. Half of me says that I've done it OK but I still feel quite clueless about whats going on. Would be grateful if anyone out there that happens to be well versed with software can give some input!

Imagemars 2016-05-26 15:44 by joachimong, on Flickr

Also, here is the blue channel of Jupiter comprising 5 minutes of data derotated. Data from the red and green channels are problematic, seemingly plagued by a strong gust of wind! Nonetheless still sharing this image as it is my first GRS capture since.... 2012!!
I'm not sure if the derotation was effective because the moon (Io) still appears oblong and I don't see any improves in detail over the non-derotated.
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Re: Mars and Jupiter collection

Post by joachim.ong » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:04 pm

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Here's an update. Saturn from last weekend. Pretty sure I'm very close to the limit of my C8!

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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Saturn)

Post by Airconvent » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:14 pm

Nice! :)
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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Saturn)

Post by ivan » Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:04 am

Very sharp!
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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Saturn)

Post by joachim.ong » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:33 pm

Sharing a recently acquired image of Jupiter, including a GRS and Io moon/shadow transit.
Left image a stack from 3 min of data and right is from 10 min. Some rotation on the planet Jupiter can be seen in the right and a slight loss in detail. As always, my quest to figure out derotation continues, hope I'll master it soon!

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