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Jupiter after sunrise, 


            Chappel Astro
Jupiter after sunrise, 


            Chappel Astro

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 Edge HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Topaz Labs DeNoise  ·  FireCapture  ·  WinJUPOS  ·  Photoshop  ·  AutoStakkert!

Filters: ZWO Red 1.25"  ·  ZWO Blue 1.25"  ·  ZWO Green 1.25"  ·  ZWO IR 850nm Pass Filter

Accessory: Celestron X-Cel LX 3x Barlow

Date: Jan. 27, 2020

Time: 14:24

CMI: 185.60

CMII: 25.80

CMIII: 57.50

Seeing: 2

Transparency: 10

Resolution: 903x1642

Locations: Home, Cibolo, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


After finishing with Venus the previous evening, I refined the Advanced VX's alignment so the go-to was precise enough to center any target in an eyepiece. Doing so made Jupiter easy to find during the day. Started imaging about half an hour after sunrise. The blue channel was extremely challenging because of the low contrast between the planet and sky.

Ganymede is transiting over the North Temperate Zone. In visible light, it looks dark, but it blends in with Jupiter at 850nm.
The Equatorial Zone is still orange. Hard to tell if it's still as intense as six months ago.
The Great Red Spot is setting.



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    Jupiter after sunrise, 


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Jupiter after sunrise, 


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