Jupiter and Europa

After some trial and error I finally got my first image of Jupiter with which I’m very satisfied.

Jupiter and Europa

Jupiter and Europa

Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System and visible to the naked eye. He is one of the brightest objects in the night sky and was named after the Roman god Jupiter. With an approximate distance of 780 million kilometers, Jupiter is the fifth planet seen from the sun. For remembrance: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Jupiter has more than sixty moons. The largest are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. They are also known as the Galilean moons, discovered by Galileo Galilei around 1610. They are easily visible with even low-powered binoculars.

A very prominent feature of Jupiter is the Great Red Spot. It is a giant hurricane (the largest hurricane in the Solar System) and is already visible through an amateur telescopes. In my image he is on the left side of Jupiter and very conspicuous because of his reddish color.

Due to the current opposition of Jupiter this won’t be my last image of Jupiter this year. Stay tuned for more images.

Capture Dates
Date14/03/2014
PlaceNeunkirchen (Austria)
Telescope10″ Newton Reflector
MountNEQ6
Magnification5x Barlow
CameraScopium Planet Camera
Durationabout 3 minutes
Used Software
StackingAviStack2
Post-ProcessingAdobe Photoshop CC

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Clear Skies!

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