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.
- 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.
FireCapture v2.6 Settings ------------------------------------ Observer=Ethan Chappel Camera=ZWO ASI174MM Filter=IR Profile=Jupiter Diameter=32.28" Magnitude=-1.86 CMI=191.8° CMII=31.9° CMIII=63.7° (during mid of capture) Filename=2020-01-27-1434_8-EC-IR-Jup.ser Date=2020_01_27 Start=14_33_18.775 Mid=14_34_48.777 End=14_36_18.780 Start(UT)=14_33_18.775 Mid(UT)=14_34_48.777 End(UT)=14_36_18.780 Duration=180.005s Date_format=yyyy_MM_dd Time_format=HH_mm_ss LT=UT -6h Frames captured=5555 File type=SER Binning=no Bit depth=8bit Debayer=no ROI=360x352 ROI(Offset)=0x0 FPS (avg.)=30 Shutter=32.36ms Gain=370 (92%) AutoExposure=off Brightness=1 (off) SoftwareGain=10 (off) FPS=100 (off) USBTraffic=80 (off) HighSpeed=off AutoHisto=75 (off) Gamma=50 (off) AutoGain=off Histogramm(min)=71 Histogramm(max)=160 Histogramm=62% Noise(avg.deviation)=9.28 AutoAlign=false PreFilter=none Limit=180 Seconds Sensor temperature=26.3°C