JUPITER 2019 SEASON

By Christopher Go

All images were taken using a Celestron  C14  mounted on an Astrophysics AP900GTO mount.  A QHY 290M camera was used is these images.    RGB is done using a set of Chroma Technology RGB filters on a Starlight Xpress Motorized filter wheel.  Methane band images are done using a Chroma Methane Band filter (889nm  18nm bandpass).  UV images are done using a Astrodon UV filter.   Amplification is done using an Astrophysics Advance Convertible Barlow working at 2.0X.

Image acquisition was done using  Torsten Edelmann's Firecapture 2.5beta 64bit software.  All images are NORTH UP!     Processing was done using AutoStakkert! and Registax.

These images were taken at Banilad,  Cebu City, Philippines. 

For more information on the names of various belts and zones of Jupiter and the meaning of the abbreviations I use please check the Sky and Telescope Jupiter Observing Guide.

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January 15, 2019
Condition was terrible today.  Transparency was poor because I had to image through clouds.  Seeing was also poor.

The mid-EZ seems to be forming a reddish belt.  I had observed this on my previous image but it is much clearer now.   The SEBs has a very dark.

 

January 6, 2019
 

Here is my first image of Jupiter for this season. Imaging was a bit challenging because Jupiter is so low in the sky, less than 25 deg! Seeing was terrible but I had to capture something.

The GRS and Oval BA can be seen on these images. The GRS still has very strong orange color. One thing interesting is that Oval BA looks WHITE! This is probably due to the quality of the image. In Methane Band, BA is not as bright as before. The entire EZ has a dark yellow color with the EZs having a reddish hue.

FYI, those who are using QHY series 3 cameras should update to the latest Windows 10 driver. I went crazy this morning when my laptop refuses to recognize my camera! Fortunately, the latest Win 10 driver fixed this problem.

   

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