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Best Jupiter of the Year and all shared on NSN!

24 Mar 2015, 17:28 UTC
Best Jupiter of the Year and all shared on NSN!
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A spectacular night last night! Well, at first at least. Conditions were not that great, with transparency quite variable, but I knew that often times that may mean some steady skies, so I kept with the gameplan and started to set up about 8:30pm.I started observing at about 9:00pm, and was already to go on NightSkiesNetwork to share the views of Jupiter and the Great Red Spot transit that was going to begin getting underway at 9:10. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Needless to say, the night started with great steadiness, but even within the short timeframe of a couple of hours, deteriorated to average. Just goes to show you that for planetary observing and imaging, patience and timing really pay off.All of these captured with Celestron C8, 2x Orion Shorty Barlow, DMK21.04 monochrome camera.All images were 2min avi's, processed in Registax.GRS just coming into view 21:06 CDSTGRS now on disk, seeing was GREAT at this timeGRS just a tad more on disk, seeing still WONDERFULGRS now fully on disk, but seeing started to deteriorateGRS with Ganymede and Europa, seeing went back to being GREAT Local time 22:11 CDSTGRS almost at mid-point, seeing probably average nowLast video of ...

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