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Old 23-12-2010, 12:41 PM
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Saturn Storm, Dec 22

Here are two images of the great storm currently raging on Saturn... the first is a red-light image only which shows a fair bit of detail, and the next is an RGB image, somewhat spoiled by low quality blue data, but still shows the approximate colour and amazing brightness of this storm!

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Old 23-12-2010, 12:59 PM
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Amazing detail there bird, reminds me a little of Jupiters GRS, you can see the eye of the storm in the IR shot.
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Old 23-12-2010, 01:09 PM
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Superb work ther Bird,

Exceptionally well done, reckon there are certainly multiple cells within the structure of the storm now.

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Old 23-12-2010, 02:08 PM
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fantastic work Anthony. You and Trevor and doing some great work
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Old 23-12-2010, 02:21 PM
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Great images Anthony and Trevor! Just wondering - visible by eye? What filter might help? Will this set of storms last for another week or more?
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Old 23-12-2010, 02:47 PM
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Thanks for the comments - yes it should be easily visible by eye, it's bright white and a lot brighter than Saturns disk. If you want a filter, try green/blue, but it shouldn't be necessary.

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Old 23-12-2010, 04:40 PM
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Here's a much better RGB image, without overexposing the storm.

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Old 23-12-2010, 07:27 PM
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I was going to get up for this one this morning but the local winds here really killed that chance. The detail in the storm is excellent. Processing as per normal is very nice. Well done.
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Old 23-12-2010, 08:17 PM
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Thanks Paul - at the moment we have poor evening seeing and good morning seeing. Once again the seeing tonight on Jupiter is awful :-(

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Old 23-12-2010, 08:50 PM
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That is just superb detail, Jupiter in the evening was just boiling nowhere near focus. Edges of the storm really strong with excellent structure.

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Old 23-12-2010, 09:46 PM
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Wow! that's some storm, and great shots as well.
I can't see Saturn yet from my spot so thanks for the update Anthony.
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Old 23-12-2010, 11:11 PM
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Saturn Storm

Anthony , fantastic picture !!!

Very interesting storm behaviour , I 'm waiting good weather conditions to observ it from Italy.

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Old 23-12-2010, 11:20 PM
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Whoa, they are great images. Well done. If the clouds ever disappear long enough over Qld I'd love to have a look.
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Wow what a wild storm. Wouldn't want to be near that.

Lovely images Anthony.
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