Jupiter in 2004-2005 

Observing Site: Loudwater, Buckinghamshire, UK. +5136' N, 0042" W. 

Opposition date: April 4th, 2005. Apparent Opposition Diameter: 44.20". Declination:-400'. Constellation: Virgo.

 

Jupiter on May 7th, 2005 .Ganymede is seen approaching occultation with surface detail seen, while the GRS has appeared over the limb.. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


 

Jupiter on May 4th, 2005 .A transit of Io is in progress across the NEB (see below for close-up.) Also Oval BA and the SSTC ovals are well seen.. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 30th, 2005 (Part 2.) The GRS, SSTC and post GRS areas are well seen.. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 30th, 2005 (Part 1.) The GRS, SSTC ovals and many other feature are well seen in these images.. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 29th, 2005 (Part 2.) . Oval BA again seen in this image. Ganymede also with surface detail. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 29th, 2005 (Part 1.) . Oval BA, along with a wealth of fine detail can be seen in these images. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 28th, 2005. . The GRS and turbulent post GRS region are well presented here. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Io in Transit,  April 27th, 2005. . An animation showing Io in transit across the NEB with surface detail. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 27th, 2005. . Two images showing a transit of Io, and the array of SSTC ovals. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 26th, 2005 (Part 2.) . Two further images showing the post GRS area and SSTC white ovals. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 26th, 2005 (Part 1.) . Two images showing the post GRS area. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 25th, 2005. These two images are among the best ever taken from the Earth's surface by an amateur telescope, and possibly the best Jupiter images of the entire mission. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 24th, 2005. Oval BA, and a spectacular mid-NEB rift are some of the many features seen in these images. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 23rd, 2005. The Great Red Spot and its following turbulent region is seen with superb clarity in these images. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 21st, 2005. A considerable wealth of detail can be seen in this view of the so called "boring side" of the Planet - anything but boring from Barbados!. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


Jupiter on April 20th, 2005. Some of the first images of Jupiter obtained during the mission. A wealth of fine detail can be seen across the entire Planet. 9.25" Schmidt Cassegrain. Lumenera LU075M CCD camera.


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Jupiter on April 11th, 2005. The Great Red Spot and the jovian moon Io are apparent in this image.

9.25" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F30. ATK-1HS camera.


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Jupiter on March 25th, 2005. The Great Red Spot and and array of SSTC ovals can be seen in these images.

9.25" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F30. ATK-1HS camera.


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Jupiter on December 27th, 2004. Many months from opposition, Jupiter now shows an expanded NEB, with bright "portholes" present. Oval BA is also present coming onto the Planet. It passed the GRS back in August.

9.25" Celestron Schmidt Cassegrain @ F30. ATK-1HS camera.

 

 


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