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Jupiter, June 18th

Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:06 pm

[color="#ffffff"]It seems a while since I took a look at Jupiter and what a pleasure it was. Quite a lot of fast moving streaming going on in the atmosphere but Registax worked wonders as usual. Here's my first process of the season with a few more yet to come when the planet was a bit higher in the sky...

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RE: Jupiter, June 18th

Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:03 pm

Great shot Pete and clear considering the angle at the moment.

I see an astronomer in the Philippines has been watching the emergence of another red spot and has a photo on Spaceweather today.

Regards.....Tim

RE: Jupiter, June 18th

Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:03 pm

Cracking shot Pete [:D]

RE: Jupiter, June 18th

Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:40 pm

great shot i been viewing jupiter and its moons alot and very suprised how bright they r even in early morning daylight
i suppose they will be brighter in darker skies in winter something im lookin forward 2
why r its moons so noticeable?
is it the light from jupiter that makes them stand out so well?

RE: Jupiter, June 18th

Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:56 pm

[quote]why r its moons so noticeable?
is it the light from jupiter that makes them stand out so well? [/quote]
Jupiter's four Galilean moons are huge objects, about as big as our own Moon or even bigger. Ganymede is bigger than Mercury. The light from them is just reflected from the Sun.

RE: Jupiter, June 18th

Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:36 pm

Here are some more images from the 18th and one from the 17th...

[image]http://www.digitalsky.org.uk/jupiter/2009-06-18_03-23-11_RGB.jpg[/image]

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RE: Jupiter, June 18th

Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:16 pm

Fantastic detailed shots Pete.
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