This image of Jupiter is from January 22nd. It’s a little grainy, but is an LRGB image taken with a DMK camera through the LX200R. The small object just to the right of the planet is the moon Ganymede.jupiter


Here’s Jupiter from earlier this evening. It’s an LRGB image taken through my 8″ LX200 with x2.5 Powermate using a monochrome DMK camera. It was captured using FireCapture, and processed in Registax and ImagesPlus.

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The Great Red Spot

The image below shows Jupiter with the famous Great Red Spot, along with the moons Io (closer to the planet) and Europa.

Taken with an Opticstar PX-75C, through a Skywatcher MN190 with x2.5 Powermate.

January Jupiter

Caught on a cold frosty night a couple of days ago, this is Jupiter, recorded with an Opticstar P75C camera through the MN190 with a 2.5x Powermate. The avi was processed in Registax 6 with 1.5x resampling.

The image below, taken shortly before, also captures (from left to right) Io, Callisto and Ganymede.

More Jupiter

Another shot of Jupiter, captured last night. This was taken with the Opticstar PX-75C through the MN-190 with a x2.5 Powermate giving an effective focal length of about2.5 metres All processing was done in Registax 6.

Io is visible on the left, and Europa on the right. I managed to catch it just before the GRS rotated out of view.

Later in the evening I captured this one which also shows Ganymede on the far left, with Io and Europa:


Captured a couple of nights ago, this view of Jupiter was recorded through the MN190 with Opticstar P75C. Processing was carried out in Registax 6 with x2 resampling. Some 580 frames were included in the final image.

A Quartet of Planets

Here, taken over the last couple of days, are some views of the four major planets that have been visible in the evening sky. All were taken through the MN190 with an Opticstar P75C and 2x Barlow. Mars, high in the sky, and Saturn, low down in the murk, were taken last night; Jupiter (with Ganymede close to the planet) and the inscrutable Venus were captured tonight, just after sunset.





Transit of Io and its shadow

The series of images below shows the transit of Io and its shadow across part Jupiter’s disc. I hadn’t intended to capture the event – it just happened that way!. Taken with x2 Barlow lens on an Opticstar P75C throw the MN190, I was playing about with the exposure settings, hence the appearance of the images is not very consistent. Nevertheless, the first image shows Io just making contact with edge of the planet, and it can be seen moving across in the next two. Then, the Io’s shadow is visible on the edge of the disc, and this too can be seen moving across the face of the planet. However, in these images, Io itself is not very apparent.

Two views of Jupiter

Here, taken last night, are two views of Jupiter. The first is the “standard” image taken through the MN-190 using an Opticstar 75C with x2 Barlow, the other was processed in Registax 6 using x2 resampling. The two moons are Europa (nearer the planet) and Io.