Images of Jupiter 2006Home

This is a difficult year for Jupiter.  It passes through opposition on 4th May and, although just north of the ecliptic, it has a declination on that date of nearly -15° and a maximum altitude here of only 23°.

For some images extra information is available if you move your mouse over the image.  Also this year, rather than put all my images on this page, some pictures are links to a page showing more pictures taken the same night;  just click on the picture to see them.

Conditions were good on 11 May and I have several good images taken at various times that night.  This one shows the Great Red Spot nicely and also the smaller red spot generally known as Red Spot Jr. but I prefer to call it "Go's Spot" after Christopher Go, a talented amateur who first noticed it.  Go's Spot is just below and to the left of the GRS in this picture.  Click on the image to see some more pictures taken that night.

Date and Time: 11th May 2006 23:57 UT
Camera: ToUcam 740K
Telescope: LX200 with X2 lens
Capture: K3CCDTools. Low gamma, 1/25", 26% gain, 495 frames
Processing: Registax. 156 frames stacked. Wavelet 1-3 = 10, contrast 160
Conditions were not as good on 4th April as they were to be on 11th May but I was able to capture some interesting images.  Click on the image to see them.

Date and Time: 4th April 2006 23:46 UT
Camera: ToUcam 740K
Telescope: LX200 at prime focus
Capture: K3CCDTools. Low gamma, 1/50", 18% gain, 788 frames
Processing: Registax. 303 frames stacked. Wavelet 1-3 = 10, histogram 10-200
      PhotoImpact. Scale increased X2

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