Jupiter in 2001-2002 

Observing Site: Rochester, Kent, UK. +5122' N, 0055" E. 

Opposition date: January 1st, 2002. Apparent Opposition Diameter: 47.01". Declination:+2300'. Constellation: Gemini.

 

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Jupiter on May 4th, 2002: These very late images, and last of the apparition show the Planet quite settled in this region. The diameter was just 34".

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F31. SBIG ST-5c camera. LRGB  images.


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Jupiter on April 6th, 2002: A turbulent NEB north edge is present as the remains of the expansion event die away.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F31. SBIG ST-5c camera. LRGB  images.


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Jupiter on April 4th, 2002: A dark spot has appeared in the South Tropical Zone.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F31. SBIG ST-5c camera. LRGB  images.


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Jupiter on March 27th, 2002: The NEB expansion event of last apparition is now begining to fade again, as the belt retreats South in latitude.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F31. SBIG ST-5c camera. LRGB  images.


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Jupiter on March 23rd, 2002: These RGB and IR images show a raher settled appearance to the SEB, and a solitary anti-cyclone in the SSTB.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F31. SBIG ST-5c camera. LRGB & IR images.


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Jupiter on March 15th, 2002: Again a wealth of fine detail is visible across the entire Planet in this image.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F31. SBIG ST-5c camera. LRGB images.


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Jupiter on March 1st, 2002: A transit of Io (note the dark poles and bright equator of the Moon) is visible in this image.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F31. SBIG ST-5c camera. LRGB images.


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Jupiter on February 16th, 2002: A wealth of fine detail is visible across the Planet in these images.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F31. SBIG ST-5c camera. LRGB images.


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Jupiter on February 15th, 2002: The NEB appears fully expanded northward, while the GRS can be seen in the final image.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. LRGB images.


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Jupiter on January 15th, 2002: The first (and rather belated due to a house move!) image of Jupiter for the apparition. The North Equatorial Belt has finally expanded northward fully, and a large dark barge feature is present on the meridian.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB image.

 


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