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

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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Jupiter+GRS+Io&shadow

Post by joachim.ong » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:05 pm

Finally achieved satisfactory results with derotation. Also my first attempt at putting together a rotation video sequence.

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https://youtu.be/8M7d3m34c5I

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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Jupiter+GRS Rotation

Post by Airconvent » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:19 pm

Good photos and video Joachim! :)
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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Jupiter+GRS Rotation

Post by heyjojos » Mon May 01, 2017 5:42 am

nice shots!

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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Jupiter+GRS Rotation

Post by Marco » Tue May 02, 2017 7:00 pm

Nice one Joachim. I was imaging the same night not too far away :)
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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Jupiter+GRS Rotation

Post by joachim.ong » Tue May 02, 2017 11:08 pm

Marco wrote:Nice one Joachim. I was imaging the same night not too far away :)
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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Jupiter at Opposition 2019)

Post by joachim.ong » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:11 pm

Jupiter at Opposition 2019
Finally back imaging again! Some interesting developments on Jupiter since my last post. The equator region has developed a slight brownish colouration whilst the Southern Equatorial Belt has faded slightly and the GRS has clearly shrunk in size.

Was also comparing the differences of OSC vs Mono so did a run using both cameras (I believe they use the same sensor). I think mono may have a slight advantage in terms of detail, but it seems extremely marginal to my eye. Hard to say. OSC still has its place for convenience and transient events. Pardon the difference in colour balance.

Stacked in AS!2, derotated in WinJupos, wavelets in Registax, touch up in GIMP

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10 sets of 1min captures


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RGB: 3 sets of 1minx(R*G*B) = 9min
IR850nm: 5 sets of 1min
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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Jupiter at Opposition 2019)

Post by ivan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:28 pm

Nice capture of the opposition! Interesting results...I'd be splitting hairs to tell any difference between the OSC and mono
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Re: Planetary Obession (latest update: Jupiter at Opposition 2019)

Post by Airconvent » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:35 am

Nice capture! And yes, Jupiter's appearance may drastically in our lifetime! It's very nicely placed with Saturn for sidewalk astronomy. I do hope Remus'' Art-Science gig will reappear soon so we can take advantage of the window :)
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Re: Planetary Obession (latest: Saturn, Polar Hexagon??)

Post by joachim.ong » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:28 pm

Processing my capture of Saturn from 10/6/19, when I was out for Jupiter's opposition. Potentially might have resolved the Saturn's North Polar Hexagon, as seen from the projected map of the north pole computed in WinJupos. Aiming to increase capture time to get a more complete map of the polar region which might make the hexagon shape more apparent.


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Potential North Polar Hexagon
Map computed from 3 sets of 3x1min derotated captures in WinJupos

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Saturn 10x1min derotated winjupos
Derotation artifacts at intersection of saturn's globe and ring
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Re: Planetary Obession (latest: Saturn, Polar Hexagon??)

Post by Airconvent » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:07 am

Beautifulll taken!
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