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Images of Jupiter, Mars & Venus taken from St. John's, Newfoundland.
Photographed by Chris Stevenson - January 22 & 23, 2012

 
 

Jupiter the evening of January 22, 2012 (6pm). A single 60 second AVI recorded at 20 fps with a Philips SPC900 webcam with the internal filter removed. The 1200 frame clips were run through Registax4, summing the best ~250 frames with subsequent RGB alignment and wavelet processing.

The shadow on Jupiter is Io's.

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Mars the morning of January 23, 2012 (12:30am). A single 60 second AVI recorded at 20 fps with a Philips SPC900 webcam with the internal filter removed. The 1200 frame clips were run through Registax4, summing the best ~250 frames with subsequent RGB alignment and wavelet processing.

A quick check against the software "Stellarium" shows the surface features apparent on Mars at the time are all real.

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Venus the evening of January 22, 2012 (6pm). A single 60 second AVI recorded at 20 fps with a Philips SPC900 webcam with the internal filter removed. The 1200 frame clips were run through Registax4, summing the best ~250 frames with subsequent RGB alignment and wavelet processing.

Venus was observed only inches above a warm roof and is correspondingly non-sharp.

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