Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Jupiter Gallery--December 5, 2012

Jupiter is just a day or two past opposition and the closest it will be to earth in 27 years.  This gallery of images was taken with an ETX 125 and Microsoft LifeCam.  Images were stacked and processed in Registax 6 with some minor tweaks in Windows.  Thanks to Joe Rome of QCUIAG for color balancing the first image--I will try to do as good a job with the other at some point!

Jupiter and the Galilean Moons

The King of the Planets

One More for Luck!
This overexposed pic shows 3 of the Galilean satellites
The last image is overexposed to show 3 of the Galilean Moons.  Above Jupiter in the image is Callisto. Below the planet is the fainter Ganymede and to the left is Io.  Europa is further out, beyond Io as is outside the field of this image.