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Neptune Image 2016/08/13(UT)


Milika-Nicholas (355mm SCT)
The planet appears to be going through a phase of increased bright spot activity so far this apparition: 
this particular spot being readily discerned in the unsharpened RAW stacks.
2 captures 18 minutes apart using an iR610nm filter displays the bright spot.....
& an animation is also provided, although in 18 minutes the movement is fairly minimal - but obvious! :)
It reveals itself even in the R channel allowing us to create an r-rgb image of Neptune featuring this spot.
Using this red channel with the 2nd iR610nm to make another animation where the time difference between 
the 2 frames is just over an hour shows the spot movement more clearly...

[Milika-Nicholas:Adelaide,South Australia]

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