Jupiter in 2010-11

Observing Site: Selsey, West Sussex, UK. +5043' N, 0047" W. Barbados, W.I. +13 08N, 59 27 W.

Opposition date: Sep 20th, 2010. Apparent Opposition Diameter: 49.79". Declination:-131'. Constellation: Pisces

The opposition of 2010 is the closest opposition of Jupiter to occur since the 1960s. The disk diameter attains almost 50" in apparent diameter, and the declination has much improved with the Planet much higher for northern observers.

 

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February 8th, 2011. Oval BA is  nicely presented. The SEB continues to revive with much turbulent activity along its N and S edges.


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January 30th, 2011. Oval BA and the GRS are nicely presented. The SEB continues to revive.


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January 19th, 2011. Io and its shadow in Transit. The SEB revival is very evident.


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January 9th, 2011. Now far from opposition. The SEB revival is well underway with the GRS headed off the disk.


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Jupiter 2010 - Complete rotation of the Planet, Sep 12-13th, 2010.


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Jupiter 2010 - Cylindrical map of the entire Planet, Sep 12-13th, 2010.


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September 11th, 2010. Only fair to good seeing as two solid days of poor weather cleared away. Ganymede nearby with spot Z prominent with a dramatic NEB rift nearby.


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September 12th, 2010. Near perfect conditions on this night. The GRS, Oval BA and the NNTZ LRS are all well presented.


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September 13th, 2010. Again another night of near perfect conditions. A wealth of fine detail across this hemisphere. Note the ring like storms in the northern hemisphere.


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September 14th, 2010. Good seeing though software problems with the Flea3 (which were resolved the next day) meant the SKYnyx camera was used on this night. The GRS and Oval BA are on show, appearing brilliant in the Methane band images with the NNTZ LRS bright in the northern hemisphere.


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September 15th, 2010. Though starting poor, things soon developed into another night of near perfect conditions despite Hurricane Igor 570miles NE of the island at Category 5 strength! Note the collection of anticyclonic storms across the northern hemisphere.


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September 16th, 2010. Deteriorating conditions on this night with high clouds from Hurricane Igor causing problems seriously reducing transparency. Despite this some good results were obtained of the GRS and Oval BA hemisphere.


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September 17th, 2010. Again problems with high clouds from nearby Hurricane Igor. Thunderstorms approaching meant a limited number of images of which this set was best.


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September 18th, 2010. A transit of Ganymede on this night with many of the main features visible on Jupiter's largest Moon such as the brilliant Osiris ray crater region at bottom.


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September 20th, 2010. After overcast skies the previous night, skies again cleared with good seeing conditions. Note the two ovals in the NEB closing up.


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September 23rd, 2010. Very trying conditions with strong easterly winds, occasional showers and low cloud. Io approaching transit.


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September 24th, 2010. Excellent conditions on this night with the GRS hemisphere presented. Io emerging from eclipse.


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September 25th, 2010. Excellent conditions again. Note the two bright ovals in the NEB are merging. Ganymede showing various features.


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September 26th, 2010. Excellent seeing conditions though worsened later. Oval BA, the GRS and spot Z are all well placed in this sequence.


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September 27th, 2010. Excellent seeing conditions again. Note the two ovals in the NEB continue their merger.


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September 28th, 2010. Some excellent seeing conditions once again. White spot Z is prominent with some dramatic rifting throughout the NEB. Oval BA is appearing on the Planet toward the end of the session.


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September 29th, 2010. Some very good conditions to finish the trip. The GRS is well presented along with Europa and Ganymede alongside the Planet.


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Jupiter on September 3rd, 2010. Ganymede is nicely seem in Transit across the SSTZ.


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Jupiter on September 2nd - 3rd, 2010. The GRS and Oval BA are well presented.


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Jupiter on September 1st, 2010. Io and its shadow are in Transit.


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Jupiter on August 30-31st, 2010. Spot Z and a bright NEB rift are prominent in these images. 


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Jupiter on August 24th, 2010. Good seeing. The GRS and Oval BA are in conjunction. Io and its shadow are seen in Transit.


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Jupiter on August 9th, 2010. Good seeing this morning. The giant white spot Z is prominent in the NEB.


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Jupiter on July 29th, 2010. Two prominent white ovals in the NEB are close to each other, with a prominent rift running past them.


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Jupiter on July 23rd, 2010. Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede is visible in transit across the disk. The huge white spot Z is prominent in the NEB.


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Jupiter on July 19th, 2010. Three red spots are nicely seen in these images - The GRS, Oval BA and NNTZ LRS.


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Jupiter on July 11th, 2010. White spot Z and the GRS are visible in these images.


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Jupiter on July 10th, 2010. Good seeing. A prominent NEB rift. A dark array of STB spots is again present.


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Jupiter on July 6th, 2010. Poor seeing and transparency. Rather quiet across this hemisphere.


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Jupiter on July 4th, 2010. The GRS is prominent with white spot Z standing out on the NEB.


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Jupiter on July 3rd, 2010. A bright NEB rift developing and prominent oval in far northern latitudes.


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Jupiter on July 1st, 2010. A rather quiet scene across Jupiter on this night.


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Jupiter on June 28th, 2010. A nice array of STBn spots is present. Prominent NEB rifts.


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Jupiter on June 27th, 2010. The GRS is prominent, especially in Blue light. Note Oval BA coming onto this disk, prominent in the Methane band images.


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Jupiter on June 26th, 2010. Good seeing. The disturbed NTB and array of STBn spots are nicely seen in these images. Note the bi-coloured appearance of the SEB.


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Jupiter on June 25th, 2010. Oval BA and the disturbed STB following are nicely seen.


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Jupiter on June 24th, 2010. The shadow of Ganymede can be seen just touching the edge of the Planet at bottom left.


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Jupiter on June 23rd, 2010. Io and its shadow are in Transit across the disk. A nice array of STBn spots is present. Prominent NEB rifts.


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Jupiter on June 22nd, 2010. The first images of the apparition. The SEB has now faded completely. The GRS appears dark.

 


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