Jupiter

Jupiter2019-06-27T11:10:04+00:00

Jupiter colour / infrared

25 June 2019|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

Jupiter and Mars conjunction 2018-01-7

8 January 2018|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


Ganymede eclipse 2017-05-09

10 May 2017|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.

Europa transit 2017-05-04

5 May 2017|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:

Jupiter 2012-12-10

11 December 2012|Jupiter, News|

2017-05-04: Reprocessed in Lightroom
It’s amazing the difference good seeing and a clean corrector plate makes (Baader Wonder Fluid!). Again, low jetstream overhead. Definitely my best Jupiter so far.
2012-12-10 22.42
I: 299.87 II: 205.88
Seeing 8/10, Transparency 7/10
2000/7175 frames 30fps Y800 Raw
180mm Mak-Cass f/30 (x2 Barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as + IR filter
Processed in PIPP, Registax 6, PS CS5

Original:

Jupiter 2012-12-03

4 December 2012|Jupiter|

2012-12-03 21:28
I: 228.58 II: 188.40
Satellites: Io  after occultation
Seeing 6/10, Transparency 5/10
1998/3599 frames 30fps Y800 Raw
180mm Mak-Cass f/30 (x2 Barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as + IR filter
Processed in PIPP, Registax 6, PS CS5

Jupiter 2012-12-03

4 December 2012|Jupiter|

2012-12-03 21:21
I: 224.31 II: 184.16
Satellites: Io re-appearing after occultation
Seeing 6/10, Transparency 5/10
2000/3600 frames 30fps Y800 Raw
180mm Mak-Cass f/30 (x2 Barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as + IR filter
Processed in PIPP, Registax 6, PS CS5

Jupiter 2012-12-02

2 December 2012|Jupiter|

Poor seeing again. Different x2 barlow which gave a much larger image than the other x2 barlow for some reason! Too large probably as more noise was visible. Re-collimated the Mak earlier in the evening as it was a bit out. Think it has actually made a difference but will only be able to tell properly with better seeing.
2012-12-02 00:46
I: 33.715 II: 7.736
Seeing 5/10, Transparency 7/10
2000/5836 frames 60fps Y800 Raw
180mm Mak-Cass f/30 (x2 Barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as + IR filter
Processed in PIPP, Registax 6, PS CS5

Jupiter 2012-11-29

30 November 2012|Jupiter|

Better seeing – lower jetstream above us tonight.
Over-processed to bring out details – but pretty ugly!
2012-11-29 23:57
I: 47.297 II: 36.842
Seeing 6/10, Transparency 6/10
1400/4601 frames 60fps Y800 Raw
180mm Mak-Cass f/30 (x2 Barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as + IR filter
Processed in PIPP, Registax 6, PS CS5

Jupiter 2012-11-29/30

30 November 2012|Jupiter|

Better seeing – lower jetstream above us tonight.
2012-11-30 00:01
I: 49.736 II: 39.260
Seeing 6/10, Transparency 6/10
1400/6228 frames 60fps Y800 Raw
180mm Mak-Cass f/30 (x2 Barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as + IR filter
Processed in PIPP, Registax 6, PS CS5

Jupiter 2012-11-28

29 November 2012|Jupiter|

Poor seeing again and focus is soft because I was unable to get a good focus because of the seeing. First time shooting in Raw and pre-processing in PIPP. Nice to see the Skymax 180 finally producing some half-decent images.
Satellites: Ganymede
2012-11-28 22:05
I: 180.96 II: 178.73
Seeing 4/10, Transparency 5/10
1200/3618 frames 60fps Y800 Raw
180mm Mak-Cass f/30 (x2 Barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as + IR filter
Processed in PIPP, Registax 6, PS CS5

Jupiter 2012-11-27

28 November 2012|Jupiter|

Poor seeing but a better set of codecs chosen this time and easier processing as a result.
Satellites: Europa (upper), Callisto (lower)
2012-11-27 22:37
I: 42.441 II: 47.670
Seeing 4/10, Transparency 6/10
2394/4788 frames 60fps
180mm Mak-Cass f/30 (x2 Barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as + IR filter
Processed in Registax 6, PS CS5

Jupter 2012-11-23

26 November 2012|Jupiter|

These are the most details I’ve imaged on Jupiter so far.
2012-11-23 23:23
I: 158.33 II: 193.83
Seeing 6/10, Transparency 6/10
1326/2770 frames
180mm Mak-Cass f/30 (x2 Barlow)
Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.as + IR filter
Processed in Registax 6, PS CS5

Jupiter 2011-09-05

5 September 2011|Jupiter, News|

2011-09-05 03:11:36 UT
200mm f5 newtonian x3 barlow
SPC900NC 20fps YUY2 120s AVI
Best 60% of 2400 frames
CM I: 105.23 II: 302.46 III: 238.35
Seeing: 6/10 Transparency 8/10
Capture: SharpCap, Processing: Registax 6

Jupiter 2010-10-01

2 October 2010|Jupiter|

Best Jupiter so far
580 frames of 120s 10fps avi
SPC900NC Registax 5
200mm f5 Newtonian x2 Barlow

Io is about to transit in front of the Jupiter

Jupiter 2010-08-15

16 August 2010|Jupiter, News|

2010-08-15 23:41UT
200mm f5 Newtonian x2 Barlow SPC900NC
120s avi 10fps, image stack 1154 frames
Processed in Registax 5
Seeing 6/10, Transparency 7/10
Still low in the sky 22 deg. altitude

Jupiter 2009-09-04

5 September 2009|Jupiter|

jupiter-2009-09-042009-09-04 21:28UT
180mm f15 Mak-Cass Philips SPC900NC
120s avi 5fps, image stack
Processed in Registax
Seeing 5/10, Transparency 7/10
Very low in the sky
Still along way to go. The altitude is making it very difficult.

Jupiter 2009-08-05

30 August 2009|Jupiter|

jupiter-2009-08-05-thumb2009-08-05 23:50UT
180mm f15 Mak-Cass Philips SPC900NC
90s avi 5fps, image stack
Processed in Registax
Seeing 4/10, Transparency 7/10
Very low in the sky
First real attempt at Jupiter. Not too bad considering how low in the sky it was.