Jupiter

Image taken 17 Jan 2003, 23:45
compiled from 51 stacked images selected from 687
Location Tom's back garden, near Southampton
0C, clear, full moon
Statistics
Distance 653 million km (36.25 light minutes)
Diameter 143,000 km
Angle 0 0' 45"
Equipment used Helios 8" newtonian reflector
Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (no lens)
K3CCDTools, Registax and Photoshop
Comments

This is our best image of Jupiter yet and our first image taken since installing motors on the scope, which has greatly reduced the amount of wobble.  Although it was a clear night, seeing wasn't all that good and the full moon was near the zenith.
Tom was pleasantly surprised to discover the moons were in transit, even more so as three satellites were involved.  From left to right along the equator are Europa (just outside the disc), Europa's shadow, Io's shadow and Callisto.  Io is near the bright splodge between Europa's shadow and its own. There is, however, insufficient contrast between Io and Jupiter for it to show on this image.

More detailed information on how we obtained the image can be found here

 

 

Image taken 21 feb 2003, 23:45
compiled from several hundred stacked images.
Location Tom's back garden, near Southampton
Statistics
Distance 657 million km
Diameter 143,000 km
Angle 41.9"
Equipment used Helios 8" newtonian reflector
Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (no lens)
K3CCDTools, Registax and Photoshop
Comments

This is a series of images taken in one evening. They show the famous Great Red Spot. The rotation of jupiter can clearly be shown in the different pictures over the evening. This was our finest images of Jupiter this season - maybe next year we will do better!

 

 

 



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