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Sunny Phil

Anyone know how the storm is going?

 

I have not had a look recently due to bad Earth weather.

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Bino-viewer

Damian Peach released an image of it today on FB from August 16

(i'm guessing it was taken in Chile)

 

It looks pretty amazing.

On a scale of 1 to 10, whereby 10 = Mars at its very best and 1 = where it was at the worst of the recent duststorm,

i would say this image is worth a 6 or a 7.

 

Heres a link to his image: (source and credit: http://www.damianpeach.com/)

 

m2018_08_16dp.jpg

Edited by Craig
Added credit

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Bino-viewer

Mods :

 

You may wish to remove the above image.

I was only putting a link to it, but the whole image has uploaded on here.

Not what i was expecting : sorry.

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Smithysteve

Not seen a better one from this season! 👍 9+ from me! It’s even got detail in the ice cap! 👌

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Sunny Phil
19 hours ago, Bino-viewer said:

Mods :

 

You may wish to remove the above image.

I was only putting a link to it, but the whole image has uploaded on here.

Not what i was expecting : sorry.

I don't believe that it is against the members' interests that we can see the image. We all love it and I can't see it is doing anyone any harm. Damian's image is in the public domain, anyway.

 

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Craig
On 08/09/2018 at 18:20, Bino-viewer said:

Mods :

 

You may wish to remove the above image.

I was only putting a link to it, but the whole image has uploaded on here.

Not what i was expecting : sorry.

I've added a link to Damian's website for credit. I don't think it'll be an issue as it's only linked, it's not physically uploaded.

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Bino-viewer

I often wonder where copyrights and credits lie when there is an image like this.

 

Now i, and probably everyone else in the astronomy community have the upmost respect and admiration for Damians work.

But now, it appears, to further his work, he no longer takes planetary images from the UK much any more, but uses a 'remote hosting'

facility  high up in the Chilean Andes mountains where a one meter scope is located.

Using his undoubted processing wizardry with a team of others he comes up with all these images.

But does he actually own the image ? Or does he share it with the other members of the team ?

At the end of the day he doesn't own the scope, or possibly even the camera that took the image.

Does the Chilean government, or the ESA or NASA own the image ?

 

In a hyperthetical situation if NASA let me use the Hubble Space Telescope to image Mars

and then let me download the data for me to process (probably very badly) would that image then become mine....?

 

It seems that imaging to a very high standard  (certainly planetary) requires one to remotely use another scope

located in a pristine location in the Southern hemisphere. Obviously it makes sense considering how poorly

placed the planets are from the UK as well as our poor seeing conditions.

But i can't help feeling that all of the above is cheating a bit.

My £0.02p

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Smithysteve

I thought Damian’s set up was in Tenerife. An ideal spot for the planets generally... he must have moved on.

Not too sure where one stands with copyright or ownership at this present time. Perhaps we should be more aware. I always try to credit sources, or ask permission within reason, if I need images for a presentation... etc. That’s about it

 

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