“Jupiter with the GRS, Ganymede and Io. The Jupiter is from Sep 12th while the moon images were taken, aligned and processed seperately and positioned for aesthetic value.
Ganymede clearly shows the brilliant Osiris ray crater region at top while Marius and Galileo regio are also nicely visible. Ganymede was 1.84″ in apparent diameter – larger than in most years.”
This week’s BAA Picture of the Week is Neptune, taken by Damian Peach.
Currently observing from Barbados, Damian had some excellent conditoins on September 25th and was able to capture this fine image of Neptune, with Triton nearby.
“These are false coloured images taken through a long pass red light filter. I deliberately kept the sharpening fairly light to minimise artefacts as much as possible. Neptune shows some vague details. The brighter spot near the top of the disk immediately pops out even with light sharpening.”