This night was a lucky night. I had not looked at the weather forecast enough to know it would be good or not. Cold temps aside, I decided day of to setup and go out with the 14" f/4.5 scope ( +Akule ). As an added bonus +Mitchell Duke tipped me off to a transit of the Jovian moon, Ganymede. Looking closer at the ephemeris Io was slipping into Jupiter's own shadow and disappearing behind the disk of Jupiter just a couple of minutes before the Ganymede transit. That stability of the atmosphere, seeing, was also favorable.
Additional details I provided to a reddit post regarding my blog entry: http://astromaphilli14.blogspot.com/2014/01/jupiter-on-20140104-in-good-seeing-with.html
Raw frames as promised: Nearly the worst of a single sequence of red filtered images
Best of 3600 frames in Red:
Normally I stack the best 75% of the 3,600 frames in AutoStakkert which uses a process called 'lucky imaging'
After stacking I sharpen using some deconvolution tricks in AstraImage. I also combine the filtered monochrome frames to a composite RGB.
Then derotation win WINJupos.
Then photoshop magic like denoise, color, high pass filters, rgb channel alignments.
I have yet to look at the features on Ganymede to see if they're accurate or if I just messed up in my processing treatment.
Video assembly was done with stills hand processed in Photoshop per the above prescription and then some Photoshop actions for the mundane processing (I highly recommend PS actions!) Then the stills are copied and renumbered to move forwards then backwards with a simple python script. Then, again in python, I used 10 differing frame rates to render 10 separate videos. FPS values are [3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30]. These 10 rendered videos are then renumbered to start slow and then move faster each time, building to a maximum then slowing back down. I rendered each of those videos 2x times in openshot where I also added the title screens and music that I stumbled upon via http://freemusicarchive.org. It was literally the 2nd song I clicked on in the classical/ambient section and I think matches the video quite well.
Thanks to all who shared their joy with me in this post!