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Old 23-03-2017, 07:16 PM
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Jupiter

Some Jupiter shots taken from my high altitude site in the Himalayas.
Captured on a Celestron C8 using an Inova color camera 20 second video segments, registax and Gimp for color adjustment.
Conditions were exceptionally clear and steady from 2500m ( the higher the better)
If you look closely you can see the surface detail on Ganymede in the second image.

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Old 23-03-2017, 08:09 PM
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Great capture Sam. Seems to be an ideal location to get the best out of your 8 inch scope. Altitude and a stable atmosphere, your resulting image relays the conditions. I think I can see detail on Ganymede, well done!
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Old 23-03-2017, 09:42 PM
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I like the black spot

Hey Sam,

I really like the shadow of the moon in the second photo. Would love to be able to see that in real life one day.

Well done.

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Old 24-03-2017, 03:01 AM
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Thanks for your comments

Hi Bill and Michael
Thanks for your kind comments.
The site i use in the Himalayas is without question a very amazing locality. I have always been an altitude addict and from 2300m the night sky is exceptional. More so for the fact that i have rarely had to deal with any clouds or atmospheric degradation due to wind and dust. After about 0200 the entire air mass almost ceases to move, and then this becomes the magic hours to capture the heavens in glorious detail.
I am looking forward to doing more work at this locality in the coming months. Hope to show the results here in due course.
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Old 25-03-2017, 07:46 AM
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Wow, I think most of us dream of a sky clear enough to see and do that. Looking forward to more images.
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Old 25-03-2017, 06:38 PM
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Nice work on capturing such a great subject. Some nice detail in the first pic and the GRS looks great. I love the moon's cast shadow in your second pic. It almost steals the spotlight away from Jupiter.
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Old 28-03-2017, 09:28 PM
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@Lost in Space ...Thanks for your kind comments and I remember this night in particular for its incredible seeing and stability. It was also freeking cold. Wrapped in several layers of blankets I was able to make all the equipment work just right. It was one of those amazingly still Himalaya nights where the silence was so profound you could hear the sound of your blood hissing through your head. That and the whir of the stepper motors, the clockwork of Jovian moons accompanied by a quizzilion stars would have to be described as what makes us all 'tick'.
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Old 29-03-2017, 02:09 AM
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Haha. The things we do just to capture that one special moment in time. : )
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