The following are a selection of images I've taken from most recent to oldest. Currently, all planetary images are taken through a Celestron C6 using a Canon SL2 DSLR camera. Data is processed using aPIPP to process and convert the raw camera video, AutoStakkert to stack the video frames, Registax to sharpen the image using wavelets, Pixelmator to adjust color, contrast, etc, and finally Topaz DeNoise (in recent images) to help remove lingering noise. I'm currently processing all data on a 2016 12" Macbook with PIPP, AutoStakkert, and Registax (which are PC programs) running on the Mac using WineBottler.
#tropics #typhoons #yutu Typhoon Yutu devastated the northern Mariana Islands early on October 25, 2018, making landfall over the island of Saipan with winds of 285 km/hr or about 180 mph. Yutu became a tropical depression on October 21st, then rapidly strengthened between the 22nd and 24th, reaching super-typhoon intensity and making landfall at peak intensity. Later in the day after landfall Yutu underwent an eyewall replacement cycle, with a new eyew all developing outside