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Jupiter (with animation): 2020-06-02 18:37 UT, 


            Darren (DMach)

Jupiter (with animation): 2020-06-02 18:37 UT

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 XLT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI290MC

Mounts: CEM60

Software: AutoStakkert! 3  ·  Astra Image Company Astra Image PLUS  ·  Registax 6  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  FireCapture 2.6

Filters: Astronomik UV-IR Block L-Filter T2

Accessory: ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC)  ·  Baader SteelTrack Focuser  ·  TeleVue PowerMate 2" 2x  ·  Teleskop Service T2 Quick Changer and 360 Degree Rotator  ·  Baader SteelDrive II Focusing Motor

Date: June 3, 2020

Time: 02:37

FPS: 3840.00000

Focal length: 5600

CMI: 227.90

CMII: 177.70

CMIII: 243.20

Seeing: 5

Transparency: 8

Resolution: 703x623

Locations: Home, Singapore, Singapore

Data source: Backyard


I was about to head to bed after finishing a late-night call the other night, but decided to take a peep at the sky conditions first ... always a risky move, not good for the sleep deprivation levels! ;)

Little or no star scintillation was evident, so of course I had to set up and try for some images. I'm very glad I did, as the seeing was excellent (very near perfect, with just a hint of slow seeing effects). Patchy clouds interrupted the imaging run from time to time, but amazingly the seeing held constant for the entire session. (I also obtained what should hopefully be some excellent data on Saturn.)

The still image is a de-rotation of 4 separate 90s captures, with the top 10% of frames stacked for each.

The animation spans 44 minutes in total, with each frame being a de-rotation of either 5 or 6 10% stacks to achieve 2 minute increments.

Detail is visible from pole to pole in the data, including what appears to be large ovals at the south pole (confirmed in the animation). The structures in the NEB are fascinating, as are the various shades of brown to be found in the north temperate belts.

Thanks for looking!



  • Jupiter (with animation): 2020-06-02 18:37 UT, 


            Darren (DMach)
  • Jupiter (with animation): 2020-06-02 18:37 UT, 


            Darren (DMach)


Description: 44 min animation

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Jupiter (with animation): 2020-06-02 18:37 UT, 


            Darren (DMach)