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Philips SPC900 NC web camera at 1/33 second exposure, unless otherwise indicated, with an IR blocking filter. 8 inch Meade LXD55 SCT and 3X barlow. Registax verions 4 was used for stacking. Final processing has been done using AstraImage for removing diagonal bands through Fast Fourier Transform edits and for applying deconvolution. Photoshop CS2 or Paint Shop Pro 9 have been used for adjusting levels, curves and color, while Neat Image is used for digital noise removal. K3CCDTools version 1 was used to record the videos unless otherwise indicated. Camera settings were recorded with WcCrtl unless otherwise indicated.


May 22, 2015 at 2:06 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor (about a 2 out of 5). I initially recollimated the telescope using my artificial star. Angular diameter 35.5".
May 22, 2015
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May 13, 2015 at 2:08 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was between poor and good (about a 2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 36.4".
May 13, 2015
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May 01, 2015 at 2:27 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). I recollimated the telescope part way through the observing session once it was dark enough to pick up a bright star. Angular diameter 37.8".
May 01, 2015
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Apr. 29, 2015 at 1:44 UT

200 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was very poor (about 1 out of 5). The telescope collimation was also not very good. Angular diameter 38.0".
Apr. 29, 2015
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Apr. 23, 2014 at 1:27 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 38.7".
Apr. 23, 2015
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Mar. 12, 2015 at 3:39 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor (about a 2 out of 5). The Great Red Spot is visible at the lower left. Angular diameter 43.5".
Mar. 12, 2015
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