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Lunatiki
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posted 08-07-2008 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunatiki   Click Here to Email Lunatiki     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought I might share this with you guys. It will be on NASA's spaceweather.com within the next few days. I took 11 images of Jupiter the other night during a some what rare double transit and made them into an animation. You can see the moon Ganymede itself to the left and its shadow on Jupiter. Below it's shadow is the moon Callisto itself. The black spots reminded me of the movie 2010.

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posted 08-07-2008 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic!

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posted 08-08-2008 02:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lunatiki-

Thanks for taking me back to my youth!

-Lou

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posted 08-08-2008 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool!

Jupiter is just too low here in Seattle for a good shot at it this time around. I've tried, but it just looks like a jiggling water balloon most of the time. Plus, my neighbor needs to prune his tree next door since Jupiter hides behind branches. I'm almost considering offering to trim his tree for him!

What are the details of that image? Scope, camera...etc?

Tom

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posted 08-08-2008 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunatiki   Click Here to Email Lunatiki     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. Tom, it has been pretty low here too. In those images, it was between 24 and 30 degrees high. I've just been very lucky with seeing conditions as of late. I used a Celestron Nexstar 8i (gps) with Alt/AZ mount, a 2x barlow and my camera is a DBK21AF04.AS. Stacks of about 1000 frames in each image.

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posted 08-08-2008 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Machodoc   Click Here to Email Machodoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Extremely cool and thanks!

Yup, I've seen the movie, and also highly recommend not just that book, but Clarke's final entry of the trilogy "3001" where Frank Poole returns.

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posted 08-08-2008 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Machodoc:Clarke's final entry of the trilogy "3001" where Frank Poole returns.

Actually, "3001" was the fourth and final book. The third was called "2061."

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posted 08-08-2008 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Machodoc   Click Here to Email Machodoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
French you are absolutely right. How I forgot that one I'll never know since I have it and read it!

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posted 08-09-2008 12:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These images are rather cool I must say. One thing I regret is not having the budget right now to get a decent telescope and get into astronomy myself as the sky has some great wonders. As for the dark spot on Jupiter, if it starts to grow, make darn sure you LET us know ASAP!

As for Jupiter, sometimes I do wonder if in several billion years when the sun becomes a red giant if events might transpire to turn Jupiter into another sun, sort of like what happened in the movie 2010 with help from the monolith.

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posted 08-12-2008 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just remember "all these worlds are yours - except Europa - attempt no landings there"

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