Jupiter 2020

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The sky started to brighten as I finished imaging Mars, creating the need for a quick stop at Jupiter. Seeing was noticeably worse thanks to the lower elevation.

Notes:

  • Oval BA is setting.

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The sky started to brighten as I finished imaging Mars, creating the need for a quick stop at Jupiter. Seeing was noticeably worse thanks to the lower elevation.

Notes:

  • The Equatorial Zone is still orange, but less so than last apparition.
  • Oval BA is setting.

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After finishing with Venus the previous evening, I refined the Advanced VX's alignment so the go-to was precise enough to center any target in an eyepiece. Doing so made Jupiter easy to find during the day. Started imaging about half an hour after sunrise. The blue channel was extremely challenging because of the low contrast between the planet and sky.

Notes:

  • Ganymede is transiting over the North Temperate Zone. In visible light, it looks dark, but it blends in with Jupiter at 850nm.
  • The Great Red Spot is setting.

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After finishing with Venus the previous evening, I refined the Advanced VX's alignment so the go-to was precise enough to center any target in an eyepiece. Doing so made Jupiter easy to find during the day. Started imaging about half an hour after sunrise. The blue channel was extremely challenging because of the low contrast between the planet and sky.

Notes:

  • Ganymede is transiting over the North Temperate Zone.
  • The Equatorial Zone is still orange. Hard to tell if it's still as intense as six months ago.
  • The Great Red Spot is setting.

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UTC

After finishing with Venus the previous evening, I refined the Advanced VX's alignment so the go-to was precise enough to center any target in an eyepiece. Doing so made Jupiter easy to find during the day. Started imaging about half an hour after sunrise. The blue channel was extremely challenging because of the low contrast between the planet and sky.

Notes:

  • Ganymede is transiting over the North Temperate Zone.
  • The Great Red Spot is setting.

More Info...