Jupiter in 2009 

Observing Sites: Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK. +5136' N, 0042" W. 

St. Phillip, Barbados, West Indies. +1306 N, 5930' W.

Opposition date: August  15th, 2009. Apparent Opposition Diameter: 48.88". Declination:-1430'. Constellation: Capricornus.

 

 

Whole Planet Movies. Two full rotation movies from Sep 5-6th and 10--11th, 2009. 2009 Damian Peach.


  

Time lapse animations. Showing the motions of the Jovian atmosphere. The left animation is centred on system 2= 300deg while the right animation is centred on system 2= 65deg. A whole range of currents and jetstream motions can be easily identified. 2009 Damian Peach.


Whole Planet Maps. Showing the entire face of Jupiter on Sep 5-6th (top) and Sep 10-11th (bottom.). 2009 Damian Peach.


Polar projection maps. Showing the entire face of Jupiter from a northern and southern polar perspective. 2009 Damian Peach.


Ganymede on four different nights. For views of Ganymede over the course of the trip showing albedo features on its surface. Note the repeated pattern in the last two images one week apart. 2009 Damian Peach.


August 30th, 2009. The first nights observation brought  good seeing, though not superb. This set image of images show Oval BA and its surroundings. RGB and Green light images appear unless otherwise stated.  2009 Damian Peach.


August 31st, 2009. The second nights observation brought excellent seeing. This set image of images show the disturbed NEB and the GRS appearing on the right at the end of the session.  2009 Damian Peach.


September 1st, 2009. The seeing on this night was as with the first night was just "good". Oval BA is nicely placed again. Also note the long lived "little red spot" in the NNTZ. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 2nd, 2009. Some very good seeing occurred on this night where the very disturbed section of NEB was presented. Note the faint wispy pattern of South Temperate Belt remnant. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 4th, 2009. A rather frustrating night with near perfect seeing but rather allot of scattered low clouds. A lovely view of Io and its shadow crossing the disk was obtained during the early part of the night. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 5th, 2009. An excellent night. Near perfect seeing and very few clouds. The GRS can be nicely followed crossing the disk, while the NEB showing a great deal of rifting throughout. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 6th, 2009. Very good seeing again prevailed on this night. The GRS is seen early on vanishing over the limb, while Oval BA is nicely seen toward the end of the night. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 7th, 2009. Another night of near perfect seeing showing the region from Oval BA upto the GRS appearing. Note the very fine detail revealed across the southern temperate zone revealing complex circulation patterns. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 8th, 2009. Very good seeing again this time covering the area following the GRS. The prominent dark barges within the SEB are nicely seen in these views. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 9th, 2009. Excellent seeing once again covering Oval BA and the disturbed region of the NEB. Note how this area has changed since the earlier images. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 10th, 2009. Near perfect seeing almost from start to finish on this night following the GRS from one side of the disk to the other. A plethora of fine detail across the Planet. Note the bluish streak inside the GRS. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 11th, 2009. Near perfect seeing again on this night, following Oval BA across the disk. Io and its shadow appear later with Io's shadow appearing elongated at Jupiter was almost a month past opposition. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 12th, 2009. Another night of superb seeing for these images. The disturbed area of the NEB and the GRS are nicely seen in this series. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 18th, 2009. After a few days of cloudy weather/poor seeing good seeing again returned. The region following the GRS is nicely presented on this night. 2009 Damian Peach.


September 19th, 2009. The last night of the trip and again excellent seeing prevailed as well as almost completely cloudless conditions for much of the night (a rarity from Barbados!) The disturbed area of the NEB is nicely placed showing intricate rifting activity. 2009 Damian Peach.


Jupiter, August 24th, 2009. The GRS hemisphere is again nicely presented in this series of images. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude:21- 23


Jupiter, August 23rd, 2009. Oval BA and the bright northern ovals are nicely seen in these images. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude:21- 23


Jupiter, August 21st, 2009. The region following Oval BA is seen in these images. Note the dark STB remnant in the IR and Methane images. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude:21- 23


Jupiter, August 20th, 2009. Io and its shadow are seen in Transit across the Planet. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude:21- 23


Jupiter, August 19-20th, 2009. The GRS hemisphere is again nicely presented in this series of images along with Ganymede and Europa + their shadows in transit across the disk. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude:21- 23


Jupiter, August 18th, 2009. Some rare good seeing for the low altitude. Oval BA is nicely presented along with the prominent bright ovals in the northern hemisphere seen clearly in the Methane imagery. Altitude:21- 23


Jupiter, August 17-18th, 2009. The GRS hemisphere is again nicely presented in this series of images along with the much faded impact site. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude:21- 23


Jupiter, August 13-14th, 2009. Oval BA is nicely visible along with the south equatorial disturbance nicely seen in the Methane images. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude:21- 23


Jupiter, August 11-12th, 2009. The region following Oval BA is nicely placed. Note the bright oval in the Methane images in the northern hemisphere. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude:21- 23


Jupiter, August 9th, 2009. Oval BA is nicely visible along with Callisto and its shadow. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude:21- 23.


Jupiter, August 7-8th, 2009. The GRS hemisphere is again nicely presented in this series of images. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude:21- 23


Jupiter, August 3rd, 2009. The GRS hemisphere is nicely presented in this series of images. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 23


Jupiter, July 27-28th, 2009. These images again show the Oval BA hemisphere. Note the impact site can be seen rotating off the disk. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 21 - 23


Jupiter, July 25-26th, 2009. These images show Oval BA and the array of SSTC ovals to its south. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 24


 

Jupiter, July 25th, 2009 - Impact Site Images. Further images showing the development of the impact site. C9.25 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 21 - 24


Jupiter, July 20th, 2009 - Impact Site Images. This series shows the aspect in Methane 889nm. Note the impact site appears faintly bright in this wavelength indicating some high altitude material over the site. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 24


Jupiter, July 20th, 2009 - Impact Site Images. Less than one day after its discovery these images show the impact scar from a small body the hit Jupiter probably sometime on July 19th. Io is seen in transit. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 24


Jupiter, July 2nd, 2009. Significant rifting is visible within the NEB in this series of images. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 23-24


Jupiter, June 30th, 2009. The faded GRS is present, along with a disturbed area in the North Tropical Zone. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 25


Jupiter, June 17th, 2009. Showing Oval BA and Europa in transit. C9.25 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 24


Jupiter, June 16th, 2009. Showing the region following the GRS. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 24


Jupiter, June 12th, 2009. Showing Oval BA and Io emerging from occultation. C14 @ SKYnyx 2M. Altitude: 23

 


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