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Neptune Image 2017/10/10(UT)
Clyde Foster,Marc Delcroix,Kolovos Dimitris
An IR capture of Neptune and Triton from 10 October. I have enhanced Triton to make it more visible.
Winjupos orientation is at upper right.
I did capture two more later sets of data to try and identify any rotation but have not processed as yet.
I am still very much in testing mode with Neptune and am trying various capture and processing settings to see what works best for me.
Also trying to be a bit light handed with the processing to minimise the risk of artefacts.
[Clyde Foster:Centurion,South Africa]
Good seeing this week,which allowed me to image Neptune,with Triton and a star not too far away.
A bright spot is visible a bit above the equator,in the Northern hemisphere - normal,
it turns towards us,it's spring soon there (... soon ... everything is relative,it will happen in 2025 ... ):
The spot rotation with the planet is obvious on the animation mounted out of the 3 images:
The same spot has (probably) been observed by other amateurs,this need to be tracked
(it had been observed before),go to your telescope and please share your images¬ !
[Marc Delcroix Tournefeuille,France]
[Kolovos Dimitrios,Athens Greece]