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Jupiter colour / infrared

By |2019-06-26T09:01:41+00:0025 June 2019|Categories: Jupiter, News|

Jupiter is so low that only half of the telescope could see over the lip of the dome, so effectively only a 125mm telescope – not 250mm! Surprised I got anything at all at this altitude.

Not much detail visible but the infrared version is much sharper, cutting through the atmospheric turbulence better, and shows the Great Red Spot as white. The SEB is clearly changing and shows white in the colour image. Is this part of the unravelling of the GRS that is reportedly happening?

Diameter=45.89″
Magnitude=-2.61

Object ID Jupiter
Details Diameter=45.89″
Magnitude=-2.61
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
Camera ZWO ASI290MC
Exposure(s) 120s videos each
Capture FireCapture
Processing PIPP, Autostakkert, Registax 6
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Jupiter and Mars conjunction 2018-01-7

By |2018-01-08T13:40:55+00:008 January 2018|Categories: Conjunction, Jupiter, Mars, News, Other|

A very close conjunction.

Object ID Jupiter and Mars in conjunction
Details A very close conjunction, less than 14′ between the two planets. Poor seeing and very low altitude <15degrees
Date/Time 2018-01-7 05:47UT, Inset 06:03UT
Telescope C80ED @ f7.5
Camera Canon 600D
Exposure(s) 30s, inset 0.6s
no darks,  flats or bias
Capture APT unguided
Processing Processed in Photoshop


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Jupiter 2017-05-10

By |2017-05-12T11:10:06+00:0011 May 2017|Categories: Jupiter, News|

Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f30 (x2 barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 90s AVI 60fps
Captured with FireCapture
Processed in AutoStakkert, Registax 6, Photoshop CC and Lightroom
21:38 UT Seeing: IV but low altitude 28 degrees
I: 148.67 II: 355.49

A lighter touch on the processing this time.

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Ganymede eclipse 2017-05-09

By |2017-05-10T16:05:22+00:0010 May 2017|Categories: Jupiter, News|

14 frame animation
Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f30 (x2 barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 14x90s AVI 60fps
Captured with FireCapture
Stacking in AutoStakkert, wavelets in Registax, processing and rendering in Photoshop CC
21:32 UT – 22:51 UT, Seeing: III

Great Red Spot just appearing at the end of the animation.

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Europa transit 2017-05-04

By |2017-05-18T15:16:37+00:005 May 2017|Categories: Jupiter, News|

17 frame animation
Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f30 (x2 barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 17x90s AVI 60fps
Captured with FireCapture
Stacking in AutoStakkert, wavelets in Registax, processing and rendering in Photoshop CC
21:22 UT – 22:11 UT, Seeing: IV (for here)

GIF animation:

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Jupiter 2017-05-04 Europa transit

By |2017-05-05T10:18:40+00:005 May 2017|Categories: Jupiter, News|

Skymax 180 7″ Maksutov-Cass at f30 (x2 barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as 90s AVI 60fps
Captured with FireCapture
Processed in AutoStakkert, Registax 6, Photoshop CC and Lightroom
22:11 UT Seeing: IV but low altitude 28 degrees
I: 301.62 II: 194.04

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