By Christopher Go

JUNO will arrive in Jupiter this coming July! 

All images were taken using a Celestron  C14  mounted on an Astrophysics AP900GTO mount.   I used a Celestron Skyris 236M camera.  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 Convertible Barlow working at 2.0X.

Image acquisition was done using  Torsten Edelmann's Firecapture 2.5beta 64bit software.  All images are NORTH UP!   The Skyris 236M camera is controlled by a Thinkpad T530 through the USB 3.0 port.  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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My old images can be viewed at:
2007 Images   2008 Images   2011 Images ALPO Archives
2009 Images   2010 Images   2012 Images ALPO Japan Jupiter Section
2013 Images   2014 Images Jupiter with my C8


November 26, 2015 

Condition was perfect today.

The NEB is very active but at this region it is narrow compared to the region yesterday.  The SEB is active in it's northern edge.  Note the two dark red spot on the SEBs setting on the right.  Will these two spots merge?

November 25, 2015 

Seeing was very variable this morning.   This is probably due to gust.

The Southern Polar red spot can be seen just past the CM.  This spot is still bright in CH4 but barely!  Note the dark red barge in the STB.  The SEBs shows the wake of the GRS.  The NEB is quiet in this region.  Note the White Spot Z setting on the right.  The NEB is very wide this year!  Note that the reddish material is at the level of the WSZ!

November 24, 2015 

Seeing was excellent this evening although transparency was variable.

Finally caught my first image of the GRS this season although it is just peeking out at the edge.  The color of the GRS is very strong!  The SEB looks quiet in this region while the NEB is very chaotic.   The STB ghost can be seen and it is a dark streak in Methane band!  There are dark barges on the NEB in Methane band!

November 14, 2015 

Condition was excellent this evening. 

The NEB is very active.  There are outbreaks on the NEBs/EZn close to the festoons.  Notice the reddish ring on the NEBn.  The SEBs continues is also active and note the wavy pattern on the STrZ/SEBs region.  Nothing remarkable on the CH4 image except for the bright outbreak spots on the NEBs.

November 13, 2015 

Condition was better this evening.   Seeing was average but transparency was variable.

The dark moon Callisto can be seen on the lower left of Jupiter. Note the bright pole is visible.  White Spot Z can be see on the NEB.  This spot is back to white in color but the surrounding region of this spot is very active.   Note the white elongated feature on the NTB before the CM.

The wake of the GRS is prominent on the SEBs.  The south polar red spot is prominent.

November 12, 2015 

I had a challenging imaging run today.  The sky was clear when I started woke up. But as soon as I started my imaging run, the sky became overcast!  I was able on make only 1 RGB run but with very poor transparency!

The GRS is rising on this image.  The SEBn looks active while the NEB seem to have complex rift activity.

Copyright 2015 Christopher Go (chris@cstoneind.com)