Jupiter in 1999-2000 

Observing Site: Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK. +5145' N, 0045" E. 

Opposition date: October 24th, 1999. Apparent Opposition Diameter: 49.68". Declination:+959'. Constellation: Pisces.

 

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Jupiter on January 6th & February 25th, 2000. The image at left reveals a dark disturbance in the Equatorial Zone of the Planet, while the image at right reveals Ovals BE and FA having passed the Great Red Spot. Shortly after this image the ovals collided to form one single larger Oval, which came to be called "BA".

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. 400nm images.


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Jupiter on October 13th, 1999. These images taken in short Blue wavelengths reveal the dark GRS clearly. The shadow of Io and Io itself can also be seen in these images.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. 400nm images.


 

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Jupiter on October 6th, 1999. Many features of interest can be seen in this series of images, including the GRS and Ovals BE and FA.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. 600-1000nm images.


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Jupiter on September 22nd, 1999. Again the Great Red Spot and Ovals BE and FA are well presented.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. 600-1000nm images.


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Jupiter on September 12th, 1999. The Great Red Spot, Ovals BA and FA are very apparent. Also note the internal details inside the GRS, and mottling in high northern latitudes.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. 600-1000nm images.


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Jupiter on September 8th, 1999. Some "classic" festoons are very apparent in these images, as is a small "little red spot" in the Planet's North Tropical Zone, best seen in the final image.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. 600-1000nm images.


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Jupiter on September 6th, 1999. These images reveal an array of small anti-cyclones within the Planet's South South Temperate Belt, as well as some very active festoons across the Equatorial Zone.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. 600-1000nm images.


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Jupiter on September 5th, 1999. The Great Red Spot, and Ovals BE and FA can be seen in these images. Also note the many festoons present across the Equatorial Zone of the Planet.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. 600-1000nm images.


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Jupiter on September 4th, 1999. The shadow of Io can be seen cast on the Jovian cloud tops in this image from September 4th.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. 600-1000nm images.


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Jupiter on September 3rd, 1999. Giant anti-cyclones Oval's BE and FA can be seen in these images as well as a bright rift through the South Equatorial Belt.

12" Meade Schmidt Cassegrain @ F22. SBIG ST-5c camera. 600-1000nm images.

 

 


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