Zooming on Jupiter
Jupiter in the sky
Jupiter and the great red spot
Picture below was captured on 01/24/2003 under low turbulence. I used a Philips VESTA PRO camera, a 3x barlow lens and a MEADE LX10 8" telescope (F/D=35). This picture is a combination of 260 raw pictures. The result of this combination was processed through a wavelet filter with IRIS software. Red, green and blue channels were recombined in LRGB using the green channel as luminance.
Rotation of Jupiter(500x375 .GIF format 291K)
Jupiter rotation period is 10 hours long.
This movie shows 45 minutes of rotation. Picture of this movie
were captured the same day as the image above
Rotation of Jupiter and Io (400x360 .QVI DIVX format 49K)
This movie showing Jupiter and Io motion, was made on the basis of about 1 picture every 3 minutes, during two hours. Each picture of this movie is a combination of 220 raw pictures. These pictures were captured on 03/20/03 with a Philips Vesta Pro camera at the Focus of a MEADE LX10 telescope 8" equipped with a 3x Barlow lens (F/D = 30).
Jupiter and Io in 3D
This 3D view is a colour anaglyph
composed of two pictures from this movie captured 17 minutes
Try with your 3D glasses and enjoy ....
Picture below was taken on 10/17/1999
in following conditions:
- eyepiece projection with digital camera EPSON PC600
- MEADE LX10 telescope
- 40mm SP eyepiece with 2x Barlow lens
From left to right:, Jupiter and its 4 main satellites:
Europa shadow in the great red spot
CCD Camera model is a color Quickcam VC. The five pictures below are raw pictures taken between 10/18//99 and 10/19/99, at the focus of a MEADE LX10 telescope 8" equipped with a Barlow lens 2x (F/D = 20).
Europa shadow is crossing Jupiter above the great red spot whose color is light salmon pink. The time elapsed between the first picture and the last picture is about 2 hours.
3 aligned satellites
On the night between 10/23/99 to
10/24//99, there was a an interesting configuration of jovian
Io, Europa and Callisto were aligned, Ganymede staying apart on the right. Picture taken with a Quickcam VC at the focus of a MEADE LX10 scope equipped with a x0.63 focus reducer.
With such an equipment, you cannot get a clear image of the satellites without overlightening Jupiter.
Alignment of 3 satellites (320x240 format .MPG 401K)
This film was made on the basis of 1 picture per minute, during one hour.
Below are two a pictures taken on 01/06/02 with a Philips Vesta Pro camera at the Focus of a MEADE LX10 telescope 8" equipped with a 3x Barlow lens( F/D = 30). Each picture is a combination of 140 raw pictures computed with IRIS software through a wavelet filter.
These two pictures distant from
25 minutes were taken at the beginning of an Io transit . On the
left picture, Io and its shadow are clearly visible on the left
side of the lower belt.
Notice the brown oval spots in the upper belt.
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