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JUPITER 2017

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Here are some of the images from the 2017 apparition of Jupiter: some images have text for a slightly more detailed explanation. With Jove starting to rise higher in the sky this meant that Jupiter imaging was likely to be a bit more successful a bit more often this year...with the promise of better chances again in the following years in the Southern Hemisphere! :)

 

But as always the seeing (atmospheric conditions) will have the final say, regardless of how high any planet might rise..! ;)

10th June 2017

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3rd June 2017

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2nd June 2017

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1st June 2017

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25th May 2017

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24th May 2017

More images, the rgb colour & the single channels that make up the colour image with Io again. :) The  blue channel image here is even better than the one mentioned just below!) The GRS shows up much more strongly in the green 7 blue channel images as one can easily see here.

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6th May 2017

An image also showing 2 of the major moons Europa to the left & the largest (Ganymede) to the right: some hints of detail on both moons with a brighter "spot" on the bottom right of Ganymede is caused by an impact crater there.

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3rd May 2017

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2nd May 2017

Another rgb image as well as the red, green & blue channels...all rather good, with the blue channel revealing a bit more detail than usual: this is the hardest channel to image successfully in its own right because it is most affected by our atmosphere when imaging. That turbulent SEB is also well-shown in these images.

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5th April 2017

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30th March 2017

Another Io transit across the face of Jupiter a couple of weeks later - these transit by the 4 major moons are quite regular occurrences! :)

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14th March 2017

These images continue to reveal the amount of turbulence in the SEB (Southern Equatorial Belt) immediately to the left of the GRS. (Great Red Spot)

They also show one of Jupiter's largest moons, Io as well as its shadow as this moon passes in front of Jupiter with the shadow cast onto the cloud tops of Jove's upper atmosphere.

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4th March 2017

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7th Feb 2017

The start of the 2017 Jovian imaging season! :)

An infra-red image using iR filters, a red channel image & a colour (r-g-b) image: all 3 display the high degree of turbulence visible in Jupiter's upper atmosphere!

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This displays an rgb colour image & the 3 mono images used to create the colour image...a red filter capture & a green & blue filter capture. The little graph on display was put together to show how the focus position varied over time: this makes capturing images very difficult when it is like this, the focus shifts all the time & you can never settle down & concentrate on just the actual capture - you are constantly adjusting the focus position to keep the images sharp! :(

This reversing animation made from several red-filter captures of Jupiter ("thus mono images or black & white") shows a very active Jupiter with a lot of activity (the swirls etc) in the 2 major bands as well as the central bright EZ. (Equatorial Zone)

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