Jupiter 08-09/06/2019

Last night, conditions were about as good as they are going to get for observing Jupiter. The GRS was predicted to transit the meridian at 23:39 UT. Ideal for getting out the proper scope, as long as I had a bit of get-up-and-go. Unfortunately due to a lot of recent lack of sleep, my get-up-and-go had got-up-and-gone! Still, the opportunity was too good to totally miss, so I had to fall back on the trusty window-sill:

Callisto is out of frame, stage right.

It makes an interesting comparison to the last time I imaged Jupiter from the window-sill.


More time left yet for proper imaging this apparition.

2 Responses

  1. No, it isn’t the PD, its the Toucam. I seem to get better results with this on bright planets. I used a 1000-frame avi, limited to around 5-600 and tracking isn’t critical. Registax takes care of it.

  2. Given the way they are taken, I think these images are amazing. I can see differences between ?Jupiter’s moons as well as considerable detail on the planet. Did you use the PD camera? How do you track on the planet? Is it manual through eyepiece/finder? Andy

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