Jupiter in 2002-2003 

Observing Site: Costa del Silencio, Tenerife, Canary IsI. +2802' N, 1637" W. 

Opposition date: February 2nd, 2003. Apparent Opposition Diameter: 45.50". Declination:+1744'. Constellation: Cancer.

 

 

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Jupiter on March 11th, 2003: The final images of a great apparition...

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on March 10th, 2003: The bright SSTB white ovals are very well seen in these images.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on March 6th, 2003: The post GRS turbulent region shows a very dark streak in these images.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on March 4th, 2003: A high resolition view of a transit of Io, showing its dark polar regions and bright equator very clearly. Oval BA can also be seen.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on March 1st, 2003: The GRS is well presented, along with several bright clouds across the post GRS turbulent region.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on February 23rd, 2003: Another night is superb seeing in the space of a week. Very fine detail can be seen across the entire Planet. Note Oval BA coming into view.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on February 20th, 2003: Ganymede can be seen just off the Planet showing its dark surface feature Galileo Region.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on February 19th, 2003: A memorable night. The finest ever view i have had of Jupiter in 15yrs of observing. At the eyepeice at 350x and 550x, the view was as these images show the Planet above. The GRS was like a "disk" floating within the Jovian atmosphere!.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on February 11th, 2003: Oval BA and a dark remaining streak of the NTB are present in this image.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on February 2nd, 2003: Opposition night, and Jupiter appears at its largest and brightest for the year.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on January 29th, 2003: Just four nights from opposition, the GRS and SSTB white ovals are very well presented.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c & Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour images.


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Jupiter on January 28th, 2003: Oval BA is clearly seen in this sequence from January 28th. Note the two dark NTB streaks.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c. Colour image.


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Jupiter on January 18th, 2003: A very rare Triple transit of Io, Europa and Callisto.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on January 12th, 2003: Again showing the GRS and SSTB white ovals. Note there slow movement past the GRS.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on January 5th, 2003: The Great Red Spot, post GRS turbulence and SSTB white ovals are all seen in this view.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on January 4th, 2003: These images reveals the quieter hemisphere of Jupiter.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on January 2nd, 2003: A double transit of Io and Ganymede is in progess in these images. Io also shows its bright equator and dark polar areas.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on January 1st, 2003: The first images of the new year, and the first taken with the new Philips ToUcam Pro webcam. A transit of Callsito is in progress,

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. Philips ToUcam Pro. Colour image.


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Jupiter on December 30th, 2002: The NTB is seen breaking up into clumps of material at these longitudes.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 29th, 2002: A bright rift in the NEB has errupted in these images. Also some bright post GRS turbulence.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 27th, 2002: Oval BA is seen in these images, along with the NTB continuing to fade.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 26th, 2002: Again the GRS is well presented, and looking especially "eye shaped" in these images.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 24th, 2002: This Christmas Eve view of Jupiter reveals the GRS, SSTB white ovals and a transit of Europa.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 22nd, 2002: This region of the Planet appears rather quiet, with low acrivity.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 21st, 2002: The GRS and SSTB white ovals are nicely presented in this view.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 20th, 2002: Oval BA is again seen in these images, with streaks emanating from it.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 19th, 2002: The GRS and white ovals are well presented in these images. Note the NTB continues to be faintly visible.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 15th, 2002: Oval BA is seen in these images, along with the massive anti-cyclone on the NEBn designated "white spot Z".

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 14th, 2002: Just after some very bad storms passed through the Canary Islands, the seeing again became excellent for these views on mid-December. An array of bright anti-cyclones is seen across the SSTB. Also the NTB has faded into three faint bands.

11" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. RGB images.


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Jupiter on December 10th, 2002: A wealth of fine detail is seen across the entire disk in these images obtained in excellent seeing conditions.

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


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Jupiter on December 7th, 2002: The North Temperate Belt has now notably faded at these longitudes. Also the post GRS area shows nice activity.

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


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Jupiter on November 13th, 2002: A very faded Oval BA appears in these images.

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


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Jupiter on November 13th, 2002: Jupiter appears rather settled in this early view of the 2002-03 apparition.

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

 


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