Jupiter in Infrared – April 28, 2018

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My first shot of Jupiter this apparition. Since the giant of the Solar System is hanging at only 29 degrees above my Southern horizon, my hopes for high-resolution Jovian images are not high. Despite this I did give it a try on a night with rather good seeing for the altitude of the planet. Only the IR (near infrared) channel was acquired since the other filters showed nothing similar to the giant planet…

First, the animation showing 28 minutes of rotation. The strange looking satellite in the upper right corner is Europa. I did not process the images to show it better…

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And the derotated image:

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