Updated July 20, 2013.
Each photo is described in detail, including exposures, equipment used, dates, and processing.
All of the 2000-2003 images used a 10" Newtonian telescope with the AO-2 to project the image to the SBIG ST-7 camera and CFW-8 filter wheel. The effective focal length is 14.1 m, giving a plate scale of about 7.6 pixels per arcsecond (3.8 pixels/arcsec in 2x binned mode). This is slightly over F/60, so even the central core of the Airy disk is spread over 4 pixels.
Iimages taken in 2004 used a Philips ToUcam, at about F/33 or at F17.
The latest images in 2013 used an SBIG ST-i camera.
- Jupiter 2013 - first test of new 16-bit color camera and the 16" telescope
- Jupiter 2004 - first images using a webcam, including a 6 hour movie of three shadows on Jupiter
- Jupiter 2003 - the Great Red Spot seems a little more colorful this year; movies of Galilean moon conjuctions and eclipses, and surface features on Ganymede
- Jupiter 2002 - new high resolution images, short movies, and some stereo pairs, some with moons floating in space!
Jupiter 2001 - including links to a 7-hour movie of Jupiter
Previous years images - each new year generally brings better images, so these are not as good as the current ones. They are included to show how better equipment and better techniques lead to better current images.
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