Jupiter attempts

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Re: Jupiter attempts

Postby Aratus » Mon May 15, 2017 5:07 pm

Well, Jupiter is past its best now. It is further away, and less bright. However, it is still worth observing. I took this on 14th May.

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The 'moons' visible here are Europa and Io.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: Jupiter attempts

Postby Aratus » Sat May 27, 2017 11:04 am

Another attempt at Jupiter. This time the Great Red Spot was on the meridian. The longitude of the GRS was 269 degrees. Useful if you have a planetarium program, and you need to update the position of the GRS.
Callisto is the moon grazing the north polar region, and Io is the one on the right.
26th May.Image

EDITED to replace image with a better one taken with a x2 barlow later in the session (2247 UT.)
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Re: Jupiter attempts

Postby Aratus » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:03 pm

A slightly hazy, but otherwise clear and still night gave a good image of Jupiter (31st May) There appears to be a small, dark red spot in the North Equatorial Belt.

The moons are Europa(top) and Ganymede to the left and Io to the right.

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Re: Jupiter attempts

Postby andrewscomputers » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:57 am

Hi Aratus I like the images​ and I have not got a clear shot as of yet as the atmosphere will not play ball,but I did manage to get my goto working well last night and picked off quite a few messier objects.I got some images of them which I think should come out quite well.
Thanks
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