The Planet Jupiter ... The 5th Planet from the Sun



The Planet Jupiter
The 5th planet from the sun ...Jupiter Here is Mighty Jupiter and its giant red spot. It is so big, you could fit two earths within it! It is like a giant hurricane that has been ongoing for centuries. Also, the dark little circle to the upper right of the red spot is the shadow cast by the moon Io. The moon itself can be seen as a dull white spot on the far upper right of the planet. Jupiter was very bright high in the southern Sky around 11 pm on that date

Techy Stuff:
Telescope: 11" Celestron Edge HD
with the Orion 2x 4 Element Barlow yielding a focus ration of f/20
Mount: CGEM ii
Camera: Altair Hypercam 183C (Color)
Capture software: SharpCap Pro 3.1
Guiding: PHD 2
Filter: None
Number of Frames in .avi file: 1000
Stacking Program: AutoStakkert! 2.6.8
Used best 50 of the aligned 1000 frames for stacking
Post Processed in Photoshop CC
Seeing Conditions: 8 (0-10, where 0 is total cloud cover)
Bortle Light-Pollution zone: 6-7 (can barely see the Milkyway)
Temperature: 82F, Dew Point 74
Location: Backyard, Savannah GA


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