With at least 67 moons and several rings circling it, Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. This giant planet is surrounded by an enormous magnetic field called the magnetosphere, which has a million times the volume of Earth's magnetosphere. Its immense, complex atmosphere includes the Great Red Spot, a 300-year-old storm that is almost the size of three Earths. Diameter of Jupiter is 142,984 km .

Four largest satellite are Ganymede, Callisto, Io, Europa. Two of next largest are Amalthea and Himalia. Twenty-two others had been discovered before 2001.

Jupiter on February 25. 2014. - Celestron EdgEHD 9,25 at f10 on CCD ZWO ASI120 MC. 400 frames stacked in Registax. Closest moon to Jupiteru is Europa the Io and Ganimed.

Jupiter on July 03. 2005. through a Megrez 80/480 triplet fluorite Apo at f30 - Barlow TeleVue Powermatte 5x on Philips webcam pro 3d (PCVC 750). 700 frames are processed in Registax v3. Satellites from left to right are Europa, Ganimed and Io.
Image of Jupiter obtained at same day but through a Celestron 9,25 at f10. It is interesting to compare images obtained through 80 mm APO and 235mm SCT! Which is better?
Jupiter on April 21. 2004. Two satellite are visible: on left is Io, right Callisto - Celestron 9,25 at f20 on Phillips webcam Pro3D. 500 frames are processed in Registax.

Jupiter Close-up


Close-up: Celestron 9,25 at f31 (Focal reducer f6,3 + TeleVue Barlow Powermate 5x). 400 frames processed in Registax

Natrag - Back

Jupiter with two Galilean satellites - Europa and Io (March 01. 2003.). Image is obtained through C9,25 at f20 on Philips Vesta Pro Web Cam. 2000 frames are aligned and stacked in Registax.

Jupiter and Europa shadow.
January 09. 2002
19:26 UT

C8 at f/50 - TeleVue Powermate 5x
Pixcel 237 CCD. LRGB image median combine in AIP for Win software.





Transit of Europa over Jupiter.

Images for this Flash animation is taken between 18:18 UT and 19:24 UT on January 09. 2002.

Bright disc of Europa is travel over Jupiter and later is replaced with his shadow.

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Jupiter on right is photographed on Fujicolor super G+ 200 film. I am using eyepiece projection to achieve effective focal length of 6000 mm (f30). Exposure was 4 second.

This image is only for comparison if you have not decide how to imaging a planets: on "old" way (imaging on film) or on CCD cameras (images up) ;)).


Some of my first planet image: Jupiter taken in focus 203/2032mm Celestron 8. Galileo satellite surrounding bright disc of Jupiter.


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