Jupiter images

2015/16 apparation

Opposition day: 8 March 2016
Observing site: Katzelsdorf
Apparent opposition diameter: 44".4 (equator)
Declination: +5°.9
Constellation: Leo

 

18 March 2016, 22:45 UT


 

Newton 12" @ f/13 (F=3800 mm), DMK21, IR-RGB, Astronomik filters;
Stacked with Autostakkert, processed with Fitswork and Gimp

 

17 March 2016


 

Newton 12" @ f/13 (F=3800 mm) - 150% view, DMK21, IR-RGB, Astronomik filters;
Stacked with Autostakkert, processed with Fitswork and Gimp

2009 apparation

Opposition day: 14 August 2009
Observing site: Katzelsdorf
Apparent opposition diameter: 48".9 (equator)
Declination: -15°11'
Attitude: +27°03'
Constellation: Capricornus

 

8 August 2009, 00:50 - 00:54 UT


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Celestron 11 @ f/10 (F=2800 mm), DMK21, IR-RGB, Astronomik filters; Stacked with Registax, worked together with Photohop LE CM1: 291°, CM2: 152°; Altitude: 24°, Apparent diamter: 49" Seeing was fair to good (5-7/10 Pickering), I tried to increase the focal length by adding the Baader FFC (3x - 8400 mm) but seeing and optics were not as good to work at this focal length. After imaging an open cluster, I turned the Takahashi FSQ to Jupiter. Superb contrast, calm and steady moments, NEB and SEB with fine reddish and brown color. I switched to the C11 for imaging with DMK. Jupiter showed a plentifulness of details in the EZ and in NEBs. GRS already passed the central meridian.

2006 apparation

Opposition day: 4 May 2009
Observing site: Katzelsdorf
Apparent opposition diameter: 44".6 (equator)
Declination: -14°45'
Attitude: +27°30'
Constellation: Libra

 

14 June 2006, 21:50 UT

 

Orion ED-80 - ED-Apochromat 3"-f/6, Televue 5x Powermate, Philips ToUcam Pro 740K (640x480), IR-Cut Filter; Stacked with Registax (600 frames, 10 frames/sec) CM1: 135°, CM2: 132°; Altitude: 23°, Apparent diamter: 42" Seeing was bad to medium (3-5/10 Pickering). GRS passed already the central meridian. The new oval "Red Junior" can be seen at STBn. SEB strongly disturbed north and on the f-side of the GRS. Bright festoon at CM. Shadow of Europa in NTZ at f-side.

 

17. April 2006, 23:37 UT

 

Intes-Micro MN76 - Maksutov Newtonian 7"-f/6, Televue 5x Powermate, Philips ToUcam Pro 740K (640x480), IR-Cut Filter; Stacked with Registax (450 frames, 10 frames/sec) CM1: 37°, CM2: 116°; Altitude: 26°, Apparent diamter: 44" Seeing was unfortunately very bad (2-3/10 Pickering). GRS passed already the central meridian. The new oval "Red Junior" can be seen at STBn. SEB strongly disturbed north and on the f-side of the GRS. Many festoons going from NEB into EZ.

2005 apparation

Opposition day: 3 April 2005
Observing site: Katzelsdorf
Apparent opposition diameter: 44".2 (equator)
Declination: -04°04'
Attitude: +38°10'
Constellation: Virgo

 

1 April 2005, 22:54 UT

 

Intes-Micro MN76 - Maksutov Newtonian 7"-f/6, Televue 5x Powermate, Philips ToUcam Pro 740K (640x480), IR-Cut Filter; Stacked with Registax (500 frames, 10 frames/sec) CM1: 2°, CM2: 108°; Altitude: 38°, Apparent diamter: 44" Seeing was medium to fair (5-6/10 Pickering).

2003 apparation

Opposition day: 2 February 2003
Observing site: Katzelsdorf
Apparent opposition diameter: 45".5 (equator)
Declination: +17°39'
Attitude: +59°53'
Constellation: Cancer

 

12 February 2003

 

Intes-Micro MN66 - Maksutov Newtonian 6"-f/6, Televue 5x Powermate, Philips ToUcam Pro 740K (640x480), IR-Cut Filter; Stacked with Registax (300 frames, 10 frames/sec) CM1: 135°, CM2: 108°; Altitude: ?°, Apparent diamter: 45" Seeing was fair/good (7/10 Pickering).