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Posts Made By: jim phillips

February 8, 2005 08:32 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Saturn Last Night

Posted By jim phillips

After terrible seeing over the weekend last night's seeing was pretty good.

Saturn
TMB 8" F/9
4X Powermate
Atik 1C Color camera
Registax
8:55- 8:58 PM EST Feb 7, 2005 (1:55- 1:58 UT Feb 8, 2005)

FYI.

Jim Phillips

February 10, 2005 07:34 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Saturn on February 7th 2005.

Posted By jim phillips

Hi Damian. Now, that's a wonderful image! I love the colors and the deatil. Superb job!!
Why do you think that the blue will be more intense after being in shadow? Well, I guess I should first ask what is it that is blue? Thanks again for sharing another of your spectacular images.

All the Best,

jim Phillips

February 12, 2005 11:22 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: final versions of Saturn/ Jupiter from late Ja

Posted By jim phillips

Superb job Eric. Gorgeous image!! Congratulations!

Jim Phillips

February 17, 2005 02:40 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Saturn Ring Spokes...Probable Artifact

Posted By jim phillips

Hello all,
I use an Atik color camera (1C) for my planetary images and the Atik B&W for Lunar. But, I have gotten the impression that many feel the B&W with RGB is superior. Recently, in addition to the color camera, I use my B&W to image Saturn. Imagine my astonishment when the B&W image, after processing, showed Spokes in saturn's Rings! Going back and reviewing the individual frames I believe now that dirt on the camera likely caused the false spokes. I have had more trouble keeping the Atik camera clean than my Toucam by far, even with an IR filter screwed on. It is as if there is dirt inside the camera that shakes loose. No matter how much time I spend cleaning the lens it is not long before dirt shows up on the image when taking the AVI. And, even though the image moves, it appears the dirt can be picked up as in this case. Thoughts?

Jim Phillips

February 18, 2005 02:39 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Saturn on February 16th.

Posted By jim phillips

Very nice Damian. Beautiful colors and detail!

Jim Phillips

February 23, 2005 04:33 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Saturn Last Night

Posted By jim phillips

Hello All,
Seeing wasn't great but good enough to give Saturn a try. FYI.

Saturn
TMB 8" F/9
4X Powermate
Seeing 7-8/10
8:18- 8:22 PM EST Feb 22, 2005 (1:18- 1:22 UT Feb 23, 2005)

Jim Phillips

February 24, 2005 10:31 PM Forum: Politics

Re: Good for the Goose is not good for the Gander?

Posted By jim phillips

You seem upset. You voted for Kerry and he lost. grin Calm down. You get to vote again in less than 4 years. shocked

Jim Phillips

February 26, 2005 01:23 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Sunset on Petavius.

Posted By jim phillips

Hello Friends,
After having to stay up for a dinner party I got in bed about 11:00. Alarm went off at 2:00 AM. Wish the seeing had been better but after getting dressed and opening up the observatory I had to give it a try.

Petavius
TMB 8" F/9
3X Barlow
Atik B&W camera
2:33- 2:36 AM EST Feb 26, 2005 (7:33- 7:36 UT Feb 27, 2005)
Seeing 7/10

FYI,

Jim Phillips

February 27, 2005 03:32 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Mosaic of Lunar Terminator

Posted By jim phillips

Hello All,
I spent most of the day putting this Mosaic of the Lunar terminator together from this AM.

TMB 8" F/9
Seeing 7/10
3X Barlow, Atik B&W camera, Registax
Mosaic of 6 images using Maxim DL

FYI.

Jim Phillips

March 6, 2005 10:41 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter this morning

Posted By jim phillips

I stayed up almost all night. The seeing was never great but I did get a few images. Not great but, I'll post FYI.

TMB 8" F/9
3X Barlow, Atik color camera, Registax
Seeing 7-8/10
2:32- 2:35 AM EST (7:32- 7:35 UT) March 6, 2005.

Jim Phillips