On July 7, 2007

Equipment & Processing

Meade LX200 10 inch telescope & webcam Philips ToUcamPro2 in raw, TeleVue 3x Barlow lens

Jupiter at it's original size.

Processing with wavelets using Iris.

At 50% of its orignal size

This animation illustrates the rotation of Jupiter on its axis in a little over 1 hour. The satellite Ganymede (top left of the planet) is gradually shifting to Jupiter while the Great Red Spot is emerging (bottom left). Also note the high rotation of field due to the telescope mounted in Alt/az. Bad seeing conditions (planet less than 18 degrees above the horizon) and collimation problem ...