December 8, 2001

Uploaded 12/14/2001

This image was taken as a series of exposures at the end of a night of deep sky photography of Cetus galaxies. The seeing was only average at 2.2 arcsec FMHW, however a hundred images in rapid succession were pared down to the ten best for processing. I am not yet fully equipt for long eyepiece projection work, but here is my attempt at using my 2x Televue barlow at f/10. The Great Red Spot was not visible.

Processing: Maximum entropy deconvolution, and unsharp masking was used for the L channel, and RGB channels. Much thanks to Rich Jacobs for his patient help on this image.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian
Platform:  Astrophysics 1200 QMD
CCD Camera:  SBIG ST7E w/Enhanced Cooling
Exposure:  LRGB = .1:.2:.2:.2 
Filters:  RGB Tricolor
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing FMHW = 2.2 arcsec, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature:  -5 C
CCD Temperature:  -35 C
Processing:  Maxim DL, Photoshop, AIP4WIN, PW Pro.




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