Jupiter


Jupiter 2017 apparition

The Great Red Spot has been quite a striking colour in recent years, so has the NEB and NTB.

           
         
08.04.17
Great Red Spot
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD with ADC
Colour image is a WinJupos  RGB de-rotated combination centred on 23:40.7 UTC
Upper right image: Trutek Type 1  R filter 23:43.4 UTC; lower left: Trutek Type 1 G
filter + Baader UV/IR rejection filter 23:43.6 UTC; lower right Trutek Type 1 B filter
+ Baader UV/IR rejection filter 23:38.5 UTC (all derotated combinations in WinJupos).


08.04.17   23:38 UTC
Single R image (north upwards orientation)




       

       
25.05.17
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD with ADC
Colour image is a WinJupos  RGB de-rotated combination centred on 21:51.3 UTC
Upper right image: Trutek Type 1  R filter 21:51.7 UTC; lower left: Trutek Type 1 G
filter + Baader UV/IR rejection filter 21:50.5 UTC; lower right Trutek Type 1 B filter
+ Baader UV/IR rejection filter 21:51.8 UTC (all derotated combinations in WinJupos).





25.05.17   21:42 UTC
Single R image (north upwards orientation)







Jupiter 2016 apparition


         
28.03.16
Red spot junior (oval BA)
C14 @ f/27 with ADC; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Colour image is a WinJupos  RGB de-rotated combination centred on 23:09.7 UTC
Right image: Trutek Type 1  R filter 23:10.9 UTC







         

         
13.03.16
Great Red Spot rotating into view
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Colour image is a WinJupos  RGB de-rotated combination centred on 01:53.2 UTC
Upper right image: Trutek Type 1  R filter 01:09.2 UTC; lower left: Trutek Type 1 G
filter + Baader UV/IR rejection filter 01:55.9 UTC; lower right Trutek Type 1 B filter
+ Baader UV/IR rejection filter 01:53.1 UTC (all derotated combinations in WinJupos).





          
13.03.16
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Colour image is a WinJupos  RGB de-rotated combination centred on 01:10.3 UTC
Right image: Trutek Type 1  R filter 01:09.2 UTC









         

         

13.03.16
C14 @ f/27 with ADC; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Colour image is a WinJupos  RGB de-rotated combination centred on 00:08.4 UTC
Upper right image: Trutek Type 1  R filter 00:10.1 UTC; lower left: Trutek Type 1 G
filter + Baader UV/IR rejection filter 00:08.1 UTC; lower right Trutek Type 1 B filter
+ Baader UV/IR rejection filter 00:06.8 UTC (all derotated combinations in WinJupos).




21.01.16
Great Red Spot: crude early image at low altitude with declining seeing
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Trutek Type 1  R filter 00:32 UTC




Jupiter 2014-15 apparition


                         
05.04.15 20:53.1 UTC
Oval BA aka 'Red Spot Junior'
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Trutek Type 1 R filter, Astronomik IR > 742nm filter and Trutek Type 1 G, B filters with Baader UV/IR rejection filter for G,B
De-rotated combination of 4 R/I.R., 1 G and 1 B video sequences; RGB combination.



                           
                       20:53.1 UTC de-rotated combination of 2 x IR, 2 x R                                                                       20:50.8 UTC single R  seqence                                      



    

                                               20:53.8 UTC single G video                                                                                                               20:52.4 UTC single B video




Enlarged version of RGB version to show more clearly the tiny red spot above and a little
left of centre.





05.04.15 20:35.1 UTC
Oval BA aka 'Red Spot Junior'
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Trutek Type 1 R filter, Astronomik IR > 742nm filter and Trutek Type 1 G, B filters with Baader UV/IR rejection filter for G,B
De-rotated combination of 4 R/I.R., 2 G and 2 B video sequences; RGB combination.









         
22.03.15 21:23.3 UTC
Great Red Spot and Oval BA
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Trutek Type 1 R filter and Trutek Type 1 G, B filters with Baader UV/IR rejection filter for latter plus Astronomik IR > 742nm filter
De-rotated combination of 5 R/I.R., 4 G and 4 B video sequences
R[G]B provided the detail, RGB the colour: separate derotated R/I.R. channel shown to its right


22.03.15 21:11 UTC
Great Red Spot and Oval BA
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Trutek Type 1 R filter
Single video sequence




Poorer seeing later ...
       
22.03.15 23:35.9 UTC
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Trutek Type 1 R filter and Trutek Type 1 G, B filters with Baader UV/IR rejection filter for latter plus Astronomik IR > 742nm filter
De-rotated combination of 4 R/I.R., 1 G and 2 B video sequences
R[G]B provided the detail, RGB the colour: separate derotated R/I.R. channel shown to its right




9-10 February 2015: Callisto (showing a little surface detail) in transit

    
Conventional de-rotated RGB  00:26.7 UTC
 00:26.3 UTC red



  
                                                             00:24.5 red                                                                                                                               00:27.8 blue



   
R(G)B for detail plus RGB for colour
The rotated version helps me notice the colour variations between the belts as one moves from left to right and also
accentuates the non-spherical nature of this rapidly spinning gas giant.
00:26.1 UTC



        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  00:16.1 UTC red/i.r.
R(G)B for detail plus RGB for colour
00:16.3 UTC


              
                                                     00:17.1 UTC green                                                                                                                           00:15.6 UTC blue




     

R(G)B for detail plus RGB for colour
23:47.3 UTC





R(G)B for detail plus RGB for colour
00:13.7 UTC







         

31.01.15 01:09.4 UTC
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Trutek Type 1 R filter and Trutek Type 1 G, B filters with Baader UV/IR rejection filter for latter
De-rotated combination of 3 R, 2 G and 3 B video sequences
R[G]B provided the detail, RGB the colour: separate derotated R channel shown to its right




31.12.14 01:35:27 UTC
Great Red Spot with unusually dark f. collar
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Astronomik IR > 742nm filter


31.12.14 01:49:17 UTC
Great Red Spot with dark f. collar
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Trutek Type 1 G filter with Baader UV/IR rejection filter


31.12.14 02:17.8 UTC
Great Red Spot at edge
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD
Trutek Type 1 R filter with Baader UV/IR rejection filter
Winjupos de-rorated combination of two video sequences



Crude RGB combination   02:14.3 UTC





Jupiter 2013-14 apparition

13.03.14
Great Red Spot far left and lovely EZ swirls
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 5-6/10
Trutek Type 1  R  filter
R =  20:16.2 UTC derotation of three video sequences in WinJupos









    
12.03.14
Oval BA lower right
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 5/10
Upper colour image is a WinJupos de-rotated combination centred on 20:13.9 UTC
Lower pair of images: Trutek Type 1  R filter 20:12 UTC








         
11.03.14
Great Red Spot
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 5/10
Trutek Type 1  R, G, B filters (Baader UV/IR blocker on G and B)
R =  20:55.6 UTC de-rotation of three video sequences in WinJupos; G = 20:51.9 UTC; B = 20:50.0 UTC
RGB de-rotated combination and R de-rotation shown above.



    




04.03.14
GRS approaching evening terminator
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 7/10
Trutek Type 1  R, G, B filters (Baader UV/IR blocker on G and B)
RGB centred on 20:53.0 UTC;  4R, 3G, 3B videos combined in WinJUPOS,
spanning the period from 20:45 - 21:01 UTC.
Separate R, G and B shown beneath: centred on R = 20:53.3 UTC; G = 20:52.1 UTC; B = 20:53.7 UTC.






         


04.03.14
GRS close to evening terminator; Oval BA rotating into view
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 6/10
Trutek Type 1  R, G, B filters (Baader UV/IR blocker on G and B)
RGB centred on 21:17.4 UTC;  6R, 4G, 5B videos combined in WinJUPOS,
spanning the period from 21:02 - 21:32 UTC.






     

20.01.14
'Unorthodox' view with N. at top and p. to right as featured on 05.03.14 BBC 'The One Show'
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 6+/10
Trutek Type 1  R, G, B filters (Baader UV/IR blocker on G and B)
RGB centred on 01:17.4 UTC;  5R, 4G, 4B videos combined in WinJUPOS
spanning the period from 01:09:25 - 01:26:46 UTC







                  




                     


20.01.14
A little more heavily processed version
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 6+/10
Trutek Type 1  R, G, B filters (Baader UV/IR blocker on G and B)
RGB centred on 01:17.4 UTC;  5R 01:17.9 UTC (2 versions shown), 4G 01:16.7 UTC, 4B 01:17.7 UTC
combined in WinJUPOS spanning the period from 01:09:25 - 01:26:46 UTC






            
                  

05.01.14
Great Red Spot
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 4/10
Trutek Type 1  R, B filters (Baader UV/IR blocker on B)
R[G]B centred on 00:45.1 UTC; R (00:46.2 UTC), B (00:44.8 UTC)
and R (01:01 UTC) shown too.






 

04.01.14
Great Red Spot just rotating into view
C14 @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 4/10
Trutek Type 1  R  filter
R =  23:51 UTC






Jupiter 2012-13 apparition




04.03.13
Oval BA (little red spot) near central meridian
C14 @ f/26; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 5/10
Trutek Type 1  R filter, Baader UV/IR blocker filter
ASH atmospheric dispersion corrector
R = 19:57.7 UTC; de-rotated  combination of two sequences in WinJupos




    
         

04.03.13
Oval BA (Little Red Spot) and its little dark red 'pup'
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/26;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing  5-6/10
ASH atmospheric dispersion corrector
Trutek Type 1  R, G, B filters  (Baader UV/IR blocker on G and B)
R = 19:38.8 UTC; G = 19:36.9 UTC; B = 19:35.0 UTC
RGB centred  on 19:36.9 UTC and separate R, G and B shown.






04.03.13
C14 @ f/26; PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 5/10
Trutek Type 1  R filter, Baader UV/IR blocker filter
ASH atmospheric dispersion corrector
R = 19:04.3 UTC; de-rotated  combination of three sequences in WinJupos





18.02.13
Io in transit (hard to spot in front of similarly coloured SEB); Oval BA near C.M. and Great Red Spot at extreme right edge
C14 @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 4/10
Trutek Type 1  R and B filters, Baader UV/IR cut filter on B
R[G]B, R = 18:30:04 UTC, B = 18:26:01 UTC







         
18.02.13
Io in shadow transit near Great Red Spot
C14 @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 4/10
Trutek Type 1  R  filter: left 20:24:12 UTC;
right 20:50.1 UTC combination of two sequences in WinJUPOS.










                               

16.12.12
3D Jupiter illusion! Try crossing your eyes to merge these images and hey presto!
C14 @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 6-7/10
Trutek Type 1  R filter, Baader UV/IR blocker filter
R = 00:38.9 UTC and 00:10.5 UTC respectively de-rotated combinations in WinJupos








13.12.12
Great red spot approaching p. limb with disturbed area following in its wake
C14 @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 6-7/10
Trutek Type 1  R filter, Baader UV/IR blocker filter
R = 01:03.4 UTC; de-rotated  combination of two sequences in WinJupos





      

   

13.12.12
Great Red Spot with Oval BA (Little Red Spot) and its little dark red 'pup' approaching the limb
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing  6-7/10
Trutek Type 1  R, B filters  (Baader UV/IR blocker on B)
R = 00:12.5 UTC; B = 00:16.6 UTC; R[G]B centred on 00:14.5 UTC and
separate R and B shown. Each colour channel composed of sequences derotated and combined in WinJUPOS.











    
    


12.12.12
Great Red Spot with Oval BA (Red Spot Junior) and its little dark red 'pup'
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing  6-7/10
Trutek Type 1  R, G, B filters  (Baader UV/IR blocker on G and B)
R = 23:50.3 UTC; G = 23:44.4 UTC; B = 23:40.6 UTC; RGB centred on 23:45.1 UTC and
separate R, G and B shown. Each colour channel composed of sequences derotated and combined in WinJUPOS.


Below is R[G]B version with synthetic green created from R and B, centred on 23:45.5 UTC:


         









12.12.12
Great Red Spot with Oval BA (Little Red Spot) and its little dark red 'pup'
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing  6/10
Trutek Type 1  R, B filters  (Baader UV/IR blocker on B)
R = 22:14.2 UTC; B = 22:23.3 UTC; R[G]B centred on 22:18.8 UTC and
separate R and B shown. Each colour channel composed of sequences
derotated and combined in WinJUPOS.














   

05.12.12
C14 @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 6/10
Trutek Type 1  R filter; R = 00:19.2 UTC
De-rotated  combination of seven sequences in WinJupos







     

04.12.12
C14 @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 6/10
Trutek Type 1  R filter, R = 23:46.2 UTC
De-rotated  combination of eight sequences in WinJupos











                                    

29.11.12
Nice and 'moody' version, with north upwards, normal orientation below.
Weirdly, this way up Jupiter appears to me to be tilted with its top towards me.
C14 @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 5/10
Trutek Type 1  R filter; R = 23:48.7 UTC de-rotated combination of six sequences in WinJupos












   

28.11.12   23:34.4 UTC
Ganymede showing surface detail and its shadow cast on the upper cloud deck of Jupiter. Great Red Spot near left edge.
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing  4/10. Trutek Type 1  R filter.








           
28.11.12
Great Red Spot with Oval BA (Little Red Spot) and its little dark red 'pup'
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing  5-6/10
Trutek Type 1  R, G, B filters  (Baader UV/IR blocker on G and B)
R = 00:42.8 UTC; G = 00:43.6 UTC; B = 00:44.4 UTC; R[G]B centred
on 00:43.6UTC and separate R, G and B shown.






 
28.11.12
Europa partly occulted by Jupiter's shadow
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 5-6/10
Trutek Type 1 R filter; R = 00:42.8 UTC from two sequences combined in winJUPOS










27.11.12
C14 @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 5/10
Trutek Type 1  R filter, Baader UV/IR blocker filter
R = 22:34 UTC





18.11.12
Spectacular festoons in equatorial zone
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 4/10
Trutek Type 1 R filter; R = 03:12 UTC







18.11.12
Spectacular festoons
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 4/10
Trutek Type 1 R filter; R = 02:03.6 UTC









                               
11.11.12  
Great Red Spot with Oval BA and its 'pup'
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 4/10
Trutek type 1 R, G and B filters (G and B with Baader UV/IR blocker)
R = 02:30:38 UTC; G = 02:34:03 UTC; B = 02:32:29 UTC; RGB centre time 02:32.4 UTC








 
    

11.11.12
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 4/10
Trutek R, B filters (B with Baader UV/IR blocker); R = 00:31:05 UTC; B = 00:34:10 UTC
R(G)B centred on 00:32.7 UTC with separate R, and B shown. De-rotated in WinJupos.









10.11.12  23:43:19 UTC
Substantial dark festoons sprout upwards from
the renewed NEB into the EZ.
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD;
Seeing 4/10; Trutek Type 1 R filter









                   

04.10.12
Great Red Spot in a close encounter with its 'rival'
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/29;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing 4-5 poor/fair
Astronomik type 2c filters: R = 02:22.1 UTC; G = 02:26.9 UTC; B = 02:24.2 UTC
R(G)B and separate R, G and B shown. De-rotated in WinJupos.





 
29.09.12
Great red spot approaching p. limb
with disturbed area following in its wake
C14 @ f/29;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Trutek Type 1  R filter, Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 04:12.0 UTC; de-rotated  combination of two sequences in WinJupos







                

08.09.12
Plenty going on associated with the NEB revival
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; seeing sometimes 6/10
Trutek Type 1  R,G, B filters  (Baader UV/IR rejection filter used throughout)
R = 04:53.2 UTC; G = 04:53.9 UTC; B = 04:52.3 UTC; RGB and separate R, G
and B shown. Each colour channel composed of sequences derotated and
combined in WinJupos.

Immediately below is a R(G)B version of the same for comparison ...








         

08.09.12
C14 @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Trutek Type 1  R, B filters  (Baader UV/IR rejection filter used throughout)
R = 04:04.3 UTC; B = 04:03.1 UTC; R[G]B de-rotated in WinJupos





08.09.12
C14 @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters  (Baader UV/IR rejection filter used throughout)
R = 03:41.7 UTC; B = 03:44.5 UTC; R[G]B de-rotated in WinJupos








Jupiter 2011-12 apparition


With Jupiter favourably placed for northern hemisphere observers for
the first time in what seemed like ages, images such as the one above
from 01.09.11 became possible.






   

             


14.01.12
Jupiter with Ganymede in close attendance
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; quite good underlying seeing.
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters  (Baader UV/IR rejection filter added to B)
R =18:09:45 UTC; B = 18:11 UTC; R[G]B, with separate R and B
channels shown below the colour image.







19.11.11  23:11:14 UTC two versions
Notice how indistinct the NEB is in this image
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; pretty good seeing
Baader >742 nm IR filter






 



19.11.11
Notice the distinctively pink spot towards upper left.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; quite good underlying seeing.
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters  (Baader UV/IR rejection filter added to B)
R =23:09 UTC; B = 23:08 & 23:10 UTC averaged; R[G]B









 

18.11.11  23:55 UTC
Oval BA appears near CM. Europa also shown.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Trutek Type 1  R filter







   

18.11.11
Oval BA appears pale pink as it rotates towards CM.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters  (Baader UV/IR rejection filter added to B)
R =23:29 UTC; B = 23:27 UTC; R[60%]R[G]B






18.11.11  23:28:39 UTC
Oval BA approaching C.M. Notice how narrow the NEB is.
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; pretty good seeing
Trutek type 1 R filter

   
          

1.11.11
Great Red Spot about to rotate around the left hand edge.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; mediocre seeing
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters  (Baader UV/IR rejection filter added to B)
R =22:55 UTC; B = 22:56 UTC; R[60%]R[G]B. Separate R and B channels also shown.








15.10.11
Great red spot and environs, 20 hours after previous image (below)
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; quite good seeing.
Trutek Type 1  R filter, Baader IR > 742 nm filter
Pair of R and pair of IR sequences combined via WinJUPOS, centred on 22:38.9 UTC








         
15.10.11
Great red spot
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; pretty good seeing.
R(G)B; Trutek Type 1  R, B filters (Baader UV/IR rejection filter added to B).
Pair of R and pair of B sequences combined via WinJUPOS, centred on 02:35.7 UTC
Separate R (02:35.9 UTC) and B (02:48.8 UTC) channels are shown too.








   

15.10.11
Great Red Spot just past the CM.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; pretty good seeing
Baader IR > 742 nm filter; Trutek Type 1 B filter with Baader UV/IR rejection filter
IR = 02:32 UTC; B = 02:34 UTC    IR[G]B




      


            

15.10.11
Great Red Spot close to the CM.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; pretty good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters  (Baader UV/IR rejection filter added to B)
R = 02:17:45 UTC; B = 02:19 UTC; R[G]B and separate R and B (R shown
twice as two very different versions).






                                          
15.10.11
Just look at the vivid red hue on the barge!
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27; PGR Flea 3 CCD; pretty good seeing.
RGB; Trutek Type 1  R, G, B filters (Baader UV/IR rejection filter added to G, B).
An R and IR combination, one single G and a pair of B sequences combined via WinJUPOS, centred on 01:09.6 UTC
Separate R (01:10.2 UTC), G (01:09.7 UTC) and B (01:09.0 UTC) are shown too.






14.10.11
Jupiter and its moon, Io (look closely and you will
see a dark surface detail on this moon).
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; pretty good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R filter; R = 23:58:39 UTC










     

13.10.11
Io shadow transit, Ganymede showing
surface detail and very pale coloured
Oval BA  above and to left of Io's shadow.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Trutek Type 1  R, B filters (Baader UV/IR rejection filter
applied to B only)  R = 23:36:30 UTC; B = 23:38 UTC; R[G]B


  

5 minutes earlier than the previous images,
Io's shadow just biting into the disk of Jupiter.






                  

1.10.11
Notice spot near edge at "2 o'clock"
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; quite good seeing
Trutek Type 1  B filter + Baader UV/IR rejection filter added to B;
Baader IR > 742 nm filter
IR = 03:06 UTC; B = 03:04 UTC   IR[G]B





01.10.11
Great Red Spot just vanished around the western limb of Jupiter.
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R filter; R = 03:02.49 UTC









  

      

1.10.11
Great Red Spot disappearing around the left hand edge.
Look how dark the barges are in the blue image!
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters  (Baader UV/IR rejection filter added to B)
R = 02:47:30 UTC; B = 02:48:45 UTC; R[G]B and separate R, B beneath







  
 
01.10.11
Great Red Spot disappearing around the left hand edge.
Reprocessed version using AutoStakkert and WinJupos.
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R,G, B filters  (Baader UV/IR rejection filter added to B)
R = 02:47.4 UTC; G = 02:45.8 UTC; B = 02:48.7 UTC;
separate R, G, B then R[G]B centred on 02:48.0UTC.













      

01.10.11
Great Red Spot disappearing around the left hand edge.
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R and Baader > 742 nm IR filter videos de-rotated and combined
using winJUPOS: centre time = 02:45.4 UTC.







01.10.11
Great Red Spot approaching western limb of Jupiter.
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R filter; R = 02:21.28 UTC








      

  

1.10.11
Great Red Spot near central meridian.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Trutek Type 1  B filter  Baader IR > 742 nm filter
IR = 00:48 UTC; B = 00:46 UTC; IR[G]B





1.10.11  00:44 UTC
Great Red Spot almost at the CM.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; pretty good seeing
Trutek Type 1 R  filter





01.10.11
Great Red Spot approaching C.M.
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R filter; R = 00:25.08 UTC










28.09.11
Great Red Spot and Io in shadow transit
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Trutek Type 1  B and G filters  Baader IR > 742 nm filter
IR = 01:39 UTC; G = 01:41 UTC; B = 01:40:30 UTC; IRGB and
individual I and G channels shown above.



And here is a I[G]B version of the above together with a more contrasty version of the IR channel ...






 R     01:42 UTC





28.09.11  01:39:14 UTC
Great Red Spot and Io in shadow transit
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Baader IR > 742 nm filter






15.09.11  23:33:30 UTC
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Trutek Type 1 R  filter   Baader UV/IR rejection filter









01.09.11    05:06:30 UTC
Jupiter with Great Red Spot
C14 with x2.5 power mate @ f/27;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Baader IR > 742nm filter









        



                             






1.9.11
Jupiter with Ganymede
Obtained with just 10 minutes to sunrise
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; fair seeing
Trutek Type 1  R, G, B filters; Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R =05:01 UTC; G = 05:03 UTC; B = 05:02 UTC; RGB.










1.9.11    04:52 UTC
Jupiter with GRS
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Baader IR > 742nm filter









1.9.11    04:46:20 UTC
Jupiter with GRS
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Baader Type 1 R filter; Baader UV/IR rejection filter








             



01.09.11  
GRS rotating into view.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters; Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 04:44:30 UTC; B = 04:43 UTC; R[G]B







         

                 

01.09.11  
GRS rotating into view.
C14 with x2.5 power mate;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters; Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 04:38:30 UTC; B = 04:40 UTC; R[G]B
Two versions of R and one of B shown also.







   


01.09.11
Great Red Spot just rotating into view plus Ganymede
showing a little surface detail (2 versions)
C14 with x2 Barlow;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters; Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R =04:17 UTC; B = 04:18 UTC; R[G]B.




              

01.09.11
Great Red Spot just rotating into view plus Ganymede
showing a little surface detail
C14 with x2 Barlow;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R,B filters; Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R =04:16:40 UTC; B = 04:18 UTC; R[60%]R[G]B.





    
01.09.11  04:14 UTC
Jupiter and Ganymede
C14 with x2 Barlow;   PGR Flea 3 CCD; good seeing
Trutek Type 1  R filter; Baader UV/IR rejection filter







Jupiter 2010


27.11.10
Jupiter with SEB revival spreading rapidly
C14 @ F27.5  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; poor seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter R[G]B
R = 19:46:40 UTC: B = 19:44:40 UTC


27.11.10
Jupiter with SEB revival spreading rapidly
C14 @ F27.5  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; rather poor seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter R[G]B
R = 19:02:30 UTC: B = 19:03:40 UTC







    
21.9.10
Jupiter with Ganymede on day of closest approach since 1963
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; quite good seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 22:45 UTC; B = 22:46 UTC; R[G]B. Ganymede enlarged x8.






9.9.10
Io in transit: dark shadow plus reddish disk to its right
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; fair seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 00:03 UTC; B = 00:04 UTC; R[G]B. Separate R and B images beneath.









9.9.10
Io in transit: dark shadow plus reddish disk to its right
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; fair seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 00:02 UTC; B = 00:01 UTC; R[G]B. Separate R and B images beneath.








1.9.10
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; good seeing
Trutek R,G,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 01:46:15 UTC; B = 01:47 UTC; R[G]B and separate R, G, B where G = 01:48:20 UTC








1.9.10
Wealth of fine detail visible in red light
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; good seeing
Trutek R filter  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 01:42:45 UTC











1.9.10
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; good seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 01:10:30 UTC; B = 01:11:30 UTC; R[G]B








1.9.10
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; good seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 01:06 UTC; B = 01:07 UTC; R[G]B. Separate R and B images beneath.











31.8.10
Red oval BA immediately above the Great Red Spot
Little Red Spot embedded in brown area bottom right
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; good seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 02:38 UTC; B = 02:39 UTC; R[G]B and separate R, B











31.8.10
Red oval BA immediately above the Great Red Spot
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; good seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 02:13:30 UTC; B = 02:14:30 UTC; R[G]B and separate R, G, B where G = 02:15:30 UTC






31.8.10
Red oval BA and the Great Red Spot rotated into view
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; fair/good seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 00:40:30 UTC; B = 00:42 UTC; R[G]B and separate R, B




         
5.8.10
Jupiter with dark spot and adjacent light spot in SEZ: a hint of an SEB revival?
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; rather poor seeing
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 03:41 UTC; B = 03:42 UTC; R[G]B







2.8.10
Jupiter with Great Red Spot and adjacent oval BA
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; quite poor seeing again
Trutek R,B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 03:51 UTC; B = 03:52 UTC; R[G]B and R, B images shown above






24.7.10
Jupiter with dark swirl in EZ right of centre of image
C14 @ F38.5  (reduced to 75% size)  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; fairish seeing
Trutek R filter  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 03:11 UTC




     

24.7.10
Jupiter with Great Red Spot at extreme right edge, oval BA in attendance and little red spot at left end
of dark streak in NPR, virtually on CM towards bottom of colour image.
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; fairish seeing
Trutek R, G, B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 02:42 UTC; B = 02:43 UTC; R[G]B




         

24.7.10
Jupiter with Great Red Spot at extreme right edge, oval BA in attendance and little red spot at left end
of dark streak in NPR
C14 @ F27  SKYnyx 2-0M CCD; fairish seeing
Trutek R, B filters  Baader UV/IR rejection filter
R = 02:32 UTC; B = 02:33:30 UTC; R[G]B with R image to its right







1st July, 2010


 

Above: IR 04:10 UTC

C14 @ F27
SKYnyx 2-0M CCD
Astronomik IR > 742 nm filter
Alt. 34.5 deg.
Seeing  5+/10






Above: R[G]B; R = 03:59 UTC, B = 04:00 UTC

C14 @ F27
SKYnyx 2-0M CCD
Trutek Type 1 R,B filters, Baader UV/IR rejection
Alt. 34 deg.
Seeing  5/10




3rd June, 2010


A challenging observation with Jupiter only 19.5 deg. altitude in a bright sky!
Shows Jupiter with Ganymede and the weird almost total absence of the
South Equatorial Belt, leaving a brightly coloured Great Red Spot in magnificent
isolation!

Above: R[G]B; R = 03:35:20 UTC, B = 03:36:18 UTC



Above: the separate R and B channels

C14 @ F27
SKYnyx 2-0M CCD
Trutek Type 1 R, B filters with Baader UV/IR rejection filter
Seeing 3/10






HX516 CCD images of Jupiter
30cm Meade LX200 SCT

 19.3.03    18.3.03

 21.2.03      5.1.03





Jupiter: 2002 and earlier


16.2.02  18:41 UT
Above: Reprocessing this image revealed surface details on Jupiter's moon
Ganymede! Thank-you to Dave Eagle who has identified the feature as
Barnard Regio.
Stack of 24 x 0.2s Luminance images, 1 x 0.4s for each of Red, Green and Blue. HX516 CCD on my
30cm Meade LX200 SCT @ F23.



Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 hits Jupiter in July 1994
      



The drifting Great Red Spot ...

Date
System II longitude
12.05.17
268.6 +/- 1.8
08.04.17
268 +/- 1
10.02.15
223 +/- 1
29.12.13
204 +/- 1
04.10.12
185 +/- 1
01.10.11
169 +/- 0.5
02.08.10
152.5 +/- 2
03.06.10
150.5 +/- 1
30.06.09
135 +/- 1
22.07.08
128 +/- 1
09.06.06
113.8 +/- 0.6
02.06.06
111.5 +/- 2
11.05.06
110 +/- 3
20.03.05
102 +/- 1
26.03.04
89 +/- 2
14.02.03
85 +/- 1
28.03.02
83 +/- 1
25.10.01
75 +/- 1
06.01.01
67 +/- 2
31.07.99
60 +/- 1
30.12.75
51.0
30.10.75
50.6