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Jupiter and the Great Red Spot


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
06/08/2020 - 22:30
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI 174MM mono CMOS camera
2.5x PowerMate
14inch f/10 LX200 ACF
EQ8 mount

The evening of 6-7 August was relatively calm for a change and I was able to capture a sequence showing how over just an hour's period Jupiter's Great Red Spot transits across the upper atmosphere of the giant planet.  I've used a 642nm IR pass filter as both luminance and red and then captured separate green and blue data to combine.  These are three sequences taken at half hourly intervals, each sequence taking less than three minutes to complete.


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