JUPITER 2014/2015 SEASON

By Christopher Go

Late start on Jupiter this year.  Hoping for an exciting year with Jupiter.  The GRS is shrinking!

All images were taken using a Celestron  C14  mounted on an AP900GTO mount.  A Skyris 132M camera are used.  RGB is done using a set of Chroma Technology RGB filters on a Homeyer Motorized filter wheel.  Methane band images are done using a Custom Scientific Methane Band filter (889nm  18nm bandpass) provided to me by the University of California at Berkeley.  UV images are done using a Astrodon UV filter.   Amplification is done using an Astrophysics Convertible Barlow working at 2.0X.

Image acquisition was done using  Torsten Edelmann's Firecapture 2.3 software.  All images are NORTH UP!   The Skyris 132m is controlled by a Thinkpad T520 through the USB port.  Processing was done using AutoStakkert and Registax.

These images were taken at Banilad,  Cebu City, Philippines. 

For more information on the names of various belts and zones of Jupiter and the meaning of the abbreviations I use please check the Sky and Telescope Jupiter Observing Guide.

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March 30, 2015

Seeing was good this evening.   I was only able to get a set of images before clouds rolled in.

The STB ghost is prominent in these images.  This feature is dark in CH4.  The NEB is very active in this region.

March 29, 2015

Seeing was variable this evening. There were periods of good seeing.

The GRS is very well resolved in these imagers.  Note the complex wake of the GRS has returned.  There is also a bright outbreak following the GRS.  The SSTB spots interaction looks interesting.

Activity seems to be starting in the NEB.  Oval BA is setting in the far right of this image.

March 27, 2015

Seeing was unstable this evening.

The GRS is setting on this image.  Note the fully developed wake of the GRS.  The outbreak  has really reactivated.  The GRS is well resolved with a dark core.  There seems to be an outbreak starting on the NEB.  Note the dark EZ festoon pushing into the NEB!

March 25, 2015

Seeing was very unstable this evening because it was very windy.   It was also hazy today.

The GRS is setting on this image.  The outbreak following the GRS is getting chaotic. Io's shadow is on the EZ.  The NEB looks quiet in this region except for the outbreak rising on the left.

March 23, 2015

Seeing was great this evening!

The NEB is very active in this region.  Note the complex rift  that is stirring things up.  Is there an upheaval going on?  The SPR red spot can be seen at the CM.  The NNTZ white spot that is bright in CH4 is also prominent.

Note the interesting conjunction of Io and Callisto!  Callisto is very dark compared to fiery Io.

 

March 22, 2015

Seeing was good this evening.

The Great Red Spot is well resolved in this image.  The outbreak following the GRS is bright in CH4.  Note also the CH4 bright streak northwest of the GRS.  This might be an outbreak that is pushed down by the GRS.  Note the CH4 dark streaks inside the GRS.  Are these artifacts or real?

Outbreaks seem to be starting on the NEBs close to an EZ feeston.

March 21, 2015

Seeing was good this evening but transparency was variable because of haze and clouds.

The SEB is quiet in this region..  The South Polar Region (SPR) red spot can be seen close to the CM. The NEB has a lot of complex rift activity.  White Spot Z is setting on the right.  Note the very bright spot on the NNTZ in the methane band.  This is associated low contrast white spot on the color image.

March 20, 2015

Seeing has finally improved!  Hopefully seeing will be perfect for the rest of dry season.

The GRS is setting in these images.  The GRS is shows a dark core.  The northeast part of the GRS looks disrupted. The outbreak following the GRS is getting complex and chaotic.  The NEB looks quiet in this region.

March 19, 2015

A strong northerly wind is still active here in Cebu.  This is the reason for the unstable seeing!  Hopefully things will change soon!

Oval BA is well resolved.  It's wake seems to have quiet down.  The SEBn is very chaotic.   The NEB looks quiet here.

March 18, 2015

Seeing was still bad this evening.  Transparency was also low.

White Spot Z can be seen at the CM.  Europa is at the EZ.  The STB ghost is the bluish feature on the STB.

 

 

March 17, 2015

Seeing was unstable this evening.  I had to get over 10 min of data to get some decent RGB images.

The GRS is well resolved with a lot of details!  There are two big outbreaks following the GRS.  These outbreaks are bright in CH4.    Ganymede's shadow can be seen at the edge of the EZ.  The NEB is quiet in this region.

March 16, 2015

Seeing was very bad this evening because of the coming Tropical Storm Bavi.  I had to use 18 min of data to get an acceptable image.

The White Spot Z is still dark on CH4.    Both edges of the SEB are very active.

March 14, 2015

Seeing was still unstable this evening because of strong gusty winds and haze.  I had to capture more data to get these images.

Oval BA is well resolved.  It is a light orange color.  The white center is resolved.   Note the small dark barge on the SPR. 

There is a bright outbreak on the NEB creating complex rifts on the belt.   Note the large white spot on the NPR.  This spot is bright in CH4.

March 13, 2015

A tropical storm is heading our way.  This has disrupted our sky condition here.  Seeing was very unstable and transparency poor because of clouds.

The GRS is setting.  The outbreak following the GRS is very bright!   Note the bright area on the NEBs at the CM.  This might be a start of an outbreak.  There is a large low contrast spot at the NPR at the CM.

March 11, 2015

Another windy night and seeing was again variable.  I took a lot of data but only one set was ok.

White Spot Z can be seen at the CM.    It is still not bright in CH4.  Note the reddish ring that surrounds this spot while it's southern edge is dark.

Europa and it's shadow are at the EZ. 

March 10, 2015

Condition was again variable this evening. Transparency was bad because of thin clouds and seeing was affected by some turbulence.

The GRS is well resolved in these images.   Note the dark features on the northern side of the GRS.  A new outbreak can be seen following the GRS.  The NEB is quiet in this region.

March 9, 2015

Condition was variable this evening. 

The SPR red oval can be seen in these images.  This spot is bright in CH4.  The SEB looks very complex in this region.    Note the white oval on the mid-
SEB on the left.

The NEB has a complex rift activity.  Note the large NTZ white spot which is very bright in CH4.  Io and it's shadow can be seen on the SEB.  BTW, I had to manually add Io in these images because of derotation.  I got Io from my single image.

March 7, 2015

Seeing was variable this evening.  Fortunately, there were periods of good seeing.

Oval BA is prominent in these images.  The color is currently pale orange.  Note the white core is well resolved.  The SSTB ovals are very bright in CH4.  The SEB is very active in this region.  Note the small white ovals on the SEBs.

There are complex outbreaks on the NEB.  Note the small ovals lining up on the NTB.  There is also a dark red oval on the NTZ which is bright in methane band.  

March 5, 2015  GRS

March 5, 2015

Fantastic night for imaging.  Seeing and transparency was close to perfect.

Incredible details in Jupiter.  The GRS is well resolved!  Note the small oval following Jupiter, it seems that this oval survived the passage on Jupiter.  The SEB preceding the GRS is very complex.  Oval BA can be seen setting on the right. 

The NEB is quiet in this region.  Note the bright area on the NTrZ just north of the NEB.   There seems to be a large oval forming on the NEBn close to the CM on the first image.  The temperate zones on both hemispheres are well resolved!

March 1, 2015

Condition was better today.  Seeing was good but still had to deal with winds and some clouds.

There is an interesting bluish feature on the STB.  The SEBs is very active in this region.   Note the bright area on the SEBs that seems to be the source of the activity on the SEBs.  Is this a disturbance?

The NEB is quiet in this region.  Note the small dark red spot on the NEB.

 

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