[AZ-Observing] Re: Rotating Globe of Jupiter Images

  • From: "Richard Harshaw" <rharshaw2@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 16:36:20 -0700

Mr. Polakis, 

You never cease to amaze me! This is really great.



Richard Harshaw
Cave Creek, Arizona
Brilliant Sky Observatory

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[mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Polakis
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 4:27 PM
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Subject: [AZ-Observing] Rotating Globe of Jupiter Images

I have been fortunate to be out with my little 10-inch scope and Webcam on five 
nights with very good seeing and Jupiter high in the sky.  Even though I have 
spotty coverage of Jupiter's range of longitudes, I put together a cylindrical 
projection map of Jupiter from the five images.

http://www.pbase.com/polakis/image/141175506


The tool for producing the projections and stitching them together is the 
amazing freeware WinJUPUS.  Since the time range of the images is 2 1/2 months 
and Jupiter's features move, we get two of some of them near the seams.  The 
next thing to do is wrap these images around a globe and create an animated GIF 
of it rotating, which WinJUPOS also does well.

The rotating globe is this 5 Mb animated GIF.  Hopefully I can grab a few more 
images in the next month or two, which will go a long way toward eliminating 
those seams.

http://www.pbase.com/polakis/image/141175453

Tom
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