Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter as seen on July 8, 2018. The shadow of the moon Io can be seen beginning its transit on the right/center of the image. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system with a diameter of 86,000 miles and orbiting 483 million miles from the Sun. Jupiter takes nearly 12 years to complete one orbit around the sun, but rotates once every 10 hours.

  • Date – 08 July 2018
  • Location – Backyard
  • Telescope – Meade 8” SCT @ f/20 (4000mm focal length)
  • Camera – ASI224MC
  • Guiding – None
  • Mount – Orion Atlas Pro AZ-EQ
  • Exposures: 10ms stack, Gain 300
  • Processing – AutoStakkert-3, Registax-6

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