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Jupiter: 2020-05-28 18:57 UT

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Date:May 29, 2020

Time: 02:57

Frames: 3840

FPS: 80.00000

Focal length: 5600

CMI: 170.20

CMII: 158.00

CMIII: 222.20

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 8

Resolution: 1214x539

Locations: Home, Singapore, Singapore

Data source: Backyard


A thunderstorm was passing through as I went to bed last night, but occasionally this results in nice, clear skies afterwards here and I had a feeling. So I left the 'scope out to equilibrate and set my "astro alarm" (vibrate only, so as not to wake my better half) for the wee hours.

Very much worth it, as the skies were very clear when I woke. Seeing was OK, but not great. Here are the results. I'm struggling for good contrast this season, not quite sure why ... had to push the gamma harder than usual to cut through the "haze".

The variation in thickness of the STZ are interesting, as are the sheer number of white ovals present in the south and north temperate zones. And there is all kinds of turbulence in the NEB, as there has been for a while now. Lots going on as always, which is why I love Jupiter so much ... such a dynamic atmosphere!

I also got some data on Saturn and Mars, although conditions had worsened by then ... still working on that data.

Thanks for looking!



Darren (DMach)
License: None (All rights reserved)



Description: With moons annotated


Jupiter: 2020-05-28 18:57 UT, 


            Darren (DMach)