Monday, August 22, 2011

UPDATED: Impressive B&W & RGB Titan























These are my first ever CCD images I took of Jupiter using DMK21AU04 monochrome camera with IR block filter (top) and colour SPC9000 (bottom). The image using DMK was captured on August 20th 2011 at around 0345UT using IC Capture and processed with Registax 6. C8 f/25. Gain 726, 30fps, 40secs exposure.

I am still testing to find out optimal settings per colour channel.

Seeing conditions were a bit unstable with moments of good seeing. The moon seen on the left is Io.

Starting from the North (top): 

Dark features on the NTeB and NNTeB are well visible on the F side. A number of ovals are visible within the NNTeZ and NPR.

The NEB is dark especially towards the side of the NTrZ. A small dark oval is seen on the F side in what it seems like a quiet region.  

The EZ looks quite complex. 

The SEB texture is very rich, especially in the North component. 

A dark oval in the SSTeB is visible in this image located almost as the CM. A white oval in the SSTeZ is also conspicuous on the P side of the CM.

See reference guide for Jupiter surface nomenclature.

CLICK HERE FOR OTHER JUPITER IMAGES TAKEN ON AUGUST 20TH

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations for the fine image Charles. The detail in the image is impressive even though the conditions were far from optimal. I look forward in see more of your work.

    Regards,
    Stephen

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  2. Very nice indeed charles you sure got used to your new set up now

    Regards winston

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  3. Very nice work. I've been imaging Jupiter for about a month or so, but I like your captures. Nice shadow transit of Io on this image as well.

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