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Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:23 PM

"Jupiturn". Jupiter Saturn. This photo is amazeballs

Just went outside to see “Jupiturn”. Last time they were this close together at night, Genghis Khan was war-mongering and St Francis Assisi was making his first nativity set

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“Jupiter's moons, left to right, are Callisto, Ganymede, Io, and Europa. A dim star is coincidentally near Ganymede.

Saturn's moons, going counterclockwise from left, are Rhea, Tethys, Dione, and Titan.

This was taken with a 9.25" (that means wide) Celestron telescope with a 2350mm focal length and an ASI 1600mm monochrome camera, with separate filters for clear, red, green, and blue.

I took 50 frames of RGB, at 20ms per frame, and 12 frames of clear at 200 ms.

Jupiter, Saturn, and the five brightest moons are from the RGB. The three dimmer moons of Saturn from the clear, brightness jacked way up.

You can see Jupiter's Great Red Spot.”

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Reply "Jupiturn". Jupiter Saturn. This photo is amazeballs (Original post)
Roland99 Dec 2020 OP
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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:24 PM

1. That is a perfect view!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:25 PM

2. That's the best I've seen.

Great job!!!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:26 PM

3. I dunno

Looks just like that comet a few months ago. Skies were overcast then, too.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:28 PM

4. Clouds in southern New England.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:28 PM

5. Rt TY! And, Saturn's Rings.. Absolutely

Amazing!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:30 PM

6. Awesome!

Great job, and thanks for sharing.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:33 PM

7. Thank you for that!

I have often looked at Saturn and Jupiter and it's moons. I don't have a telescope, but I have a quality daytime spotting scope which allows me to see the tilt of Saturn and its rings on a real clear night, but what I get to see through my scope is nothing like what you have shown us here. What an amazing shot! Thank you so much for posting this!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:35 PM

8. Love this.

Thank you.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:35 PM

9. fantastic...

getting ready to head out soon to try and see it...

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:41 PM

10. We have clear skies in Florida! It was amazing.

Of course I'm a complete idiot so I had to use the SkyView app! Lol

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Response to Native (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:20 PM

26. I have that app, too

I didn’t even think to use it until I read your comments...just came in and Wow! Saturn is just big, bright and beautiful just over the roof of my house. Great app n can’t believe I didn’t think of it..gonna check it out some more. Thanks

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #26)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:59 PM

33. I love that app!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:43 PM

11. That's from yesterday. They'll be closer tonight.

Last edited Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:44 PM - Edit history (1)

The tweet was posted 18 hours ago as I write this. The closest approach is tonight.

It's not dark yet here on the west coast. If the sun is down where you are, go outside (with binoculars or a telescope if you have them) and take a look.

UPDATE: It's dark enough to see them on the west coast. They're visibly closer than they were last night. You'll be able to distinguish them with the naked eye only if you have reasonably good vision.

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Response to kst (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:46 PM

14. Glad I pulled out the telescope last night.

Tonite is cold and rainy in MI, as usual for December.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:44 PM

12. It appears to be rotated from what I actually saw in the southwest sky from South Florida.

 


I saw Saturn at the 2:00 position relative to Jupiter, but I see now that apparently that photo was taken last night.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:47 PM

15. On a SCT telescope, the image is reversed.

He’s using a diagonal to put the image right side up.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #15)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:51 PM

18. Maybe, but I'm also reading that it was taken last night.

 


If it was flipped then it would be simple and easy to flip it back with a program like Windows Paint.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:52 PM

19. Yes. That can be done.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:45 PM

13. Beautiful, thank you!

It was cloudy here (as usual) in Illinois.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:47 PM

16. Looks like they are socially distancing too. n/t

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:49 PM

17. Nice!! We got some one-off...

pics last night, but nothing like that. That's a beauty.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:01 PM

20. Perfect, clear sky in AZ. Saw moons of Jupiter and Saturns rings with binocs.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 10:07 PM

42. What strength are your binoculars?

I have a pair of crappy 8x25, and I swear it didn't really look any different with them or without them. I definitely didn't see either rings or moons.

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Response to wackadoo wabbit (Reply #42)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:07 PM

43. 7 x 50 Bausch & Lomb

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Response to marybourg (Reply #43)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:06 AM

59. Thanks for the info

I guess I need to get a wider field of vision?

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Response to wackadoo wabbit (Reply #59)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:06 AM

61. Do some reading on binocs recommended for

astronomy. I did that many, many years ago and settled on these, which I been very happy with, although they’ve gotten a little heavy for me. I no longer remember the various trade offs.

Now with the internet, the research should be easy. A good astronomy club will also be full of helpful members, even now, by phone or e-mail.

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Response to wackadoo wabbit (Reply #42)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 12:38 AM

45. I got a pair of 15x70s just for stargazing, but we have so much haze I can't see any moons.

I've actually spotted the moons of Jupiter w/nothing but glasses on a very clear night out in an unlit area. (My best corrected vision at the time was 20/10 in one eye, 20/15 in the other). It sucks living in a river valley, as far as stargazing is concerned.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #45)

Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:11 AM

60. You must have been in a VERY dark skies area to see Jupiter's moons with nothing but your glasses!

I live in a Dark Skies City and go up to a very dark trailhead to stargaze (my neighbors feel that they just must keep their outside lights on all night), and even with my crappy binoculars I still couldn't see Jupiter's moons. I'm quite impressed!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:05 PM

21. Nice shot!

We got a similar view through our 8" reflector, except the atmosphere was jumpy here in St. Louis so things were a tad blurry.

Saturn always amazes me...it looks so unreal - like a little painting in the sky

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:08 PM

22. So sweet!

Thx!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:11 PM

23. Clouds in IL

I appreciate seeing this, even if not in person!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:13 PM

24. I wonder what Genghis Khan thought of this.

Probably didn't pay much attention.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #24)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:27 PM

29. He probably thought it was a celestial harbinger of military victory.

That’s how our species thought back then.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:19 PM

25. Without the DU contributors, I'd have been completely oblivious to this! Thanks so much!!!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:21 PM

27. heavly tinted windows and wide eaves spoilt the view . i live in a upstairs apt.

lovely shot .

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:23 PM

28. Excellent photo

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:31 PM

30. Now I don't have to go out in the cold...

look up at the winter overcast, and see two dots. or at least see where two dots should be.
Thanks to your great Cosmotography skills.

Did I just coin a word for what you do?

Thanx for posting.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:32 PM

31. Beautiful

Bloody socked in and snowing here, we are not going to get the opportunity.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:41 PM

32. Definitely needed a telescope to see this fantastic event.

Thanks for sharing so we all could see it.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:05 PM

34. If you can live to the year 2874, you can see them even closer together.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:08 PM

35. Reminds me of "Jupiter and Saturn...."



Astronomy Domine by Pink Floyd

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #35)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 12:06 AM

56. I will always regret never seeing them in concert.

The closest I came was when my wife and I saw Australian Pink Floyd a few years ago. They were awesome, although I would love to have seen the real ones.

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Response to mtnsnake (Reply #56)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 12:25 AM

57. I have seen Pink Floyd without Roger (the other 3 members)

and also The Wall and In the Flesh tours with only Roger and they were all fantastic. The Wall can't be described very well. It was more than a concert, it was a theatrical experience and the sights and sounds were incredible. The best show I have ever seen!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #57)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 12:53 AM

58. that must have been amazing, something you never forget

Even without Roger, I'm glad you got to see such fantastic concerts with the other members.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:14 PM

36. Over $4K in gear he used to get that shot. Follow-up tweet.....



Text:
JRehling @JRehling

They will be about this close tomorrow night, too, and you can see Jupiter without a telescope, shortly after sunset. Saturn will be a little above it.

Science is real. Education is what elevates us above the beasts. Celebrate it and enjoy the beauty.

That's around $4,500 in telescope and camera he's using to get that shot.


Thanks for posting, Roland99. Very nice photo......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #36)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:48 PM

39. Gave me goosebumps when I saw that photo

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:35 PM

37. It was awesome...my family sat out and watched in my scope for over an hour.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:48 PM

38. Beautiful!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:52 PM

40. Amazing, wondrous and mystifying. Thanks!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:59 PM

41. Just came in a few minutes ago after viewing it with our telescope for about an hour.

It was wonderful to have such a beautiful celestial distraction to everything horrible that's going on in 2020.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 12:08 AM

44. Clicked on thread because "Amazeballs"

Stayed for pictures

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 12:55 AM

46. Extraordinary!!!

THANK YOU for these, Roland99!

Couldn't see anything where we are. It's clouded over - when it's not raining, that is.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 02:44 AM

47. Great photo catch! All clouds in NYC, so ...

I'm glad I didn't even try to go out.

Not only can you see the Great Read Spot but a
whole wide band of reddish brown clouds!

Check out Space.com Lowell Observatory (and another Observatory near Flagstaff AZ video stream - on they might leave it up for a bit.

At first the sky was deeper but not deep blue Jupiter, and Saturn rightward, and down. Then it went purple and finally black. As it did that Saturn took on it's golden glow! (swoon)

They adjusted the viewing bc to show Saturn - Jupiter was washed out. So they readjusted it to show more of Jupiter.
It was a cool feed! 👏👏 🙂

They said you'll be able to see them easily (not quite as close) for the next 2 weeks. A bit more 1-2 days past the 2 wks .After that - TOO Dangerous bc of the sun.


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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 09:17 AM

48. That is an amazing photo!

I saved it and blew it up somewhat larger and it is breathtaking!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:47 AM

49. Wow just wow. Thank you

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 11:56 AM

50. On my Sky Map app...

Jupiter appears right on top of Saturn, making it look like Jupiter has rings, when in reality, of course, they are still millions of miles apart.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 03:34 PM

51. Celestial!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 05:23 PM

52. Great photo! We missed it because it was cloudy.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 06:21 PM

53. Wow!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 12:02 AM

54. Thank you. Its quite a wonder! Here we are in this miraculous universe.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 12:03 AM

55. Great photo

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