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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Jupiter through astronomical telescope. Observational Astronomy.

Observing Jupiter does not require a telescope. Even with binoculars you can observe the planet and its satellites left and right .. To observe Jupiter's surface, at least you must have a telescope with a mirror diameter of 5 ".

Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System where we are, with a mass 318 times larger than Earth and a diameter 11 times larger so large as to fit into it 1300 planets like our.

We can see here the external atmosphere is visibly separated into several bands at different latitudes, resulting in turbulence and storms along their interacting boundaries.

Why can not see any star around the planet in the pictures?
They are there, but the camera exposure settings are not high enough to show them. If I set the exposure to show the stars, the planet would be very bright as a large white blob.

The same evening view:
DSLR pictures are here.
Video is here
Registax Images of the video are here.

Planet Jupiter
Distance: 720,967,758 km. (4819 A.U.)
Illuminated: 99.2%
Magnitude: -2.35

Astronomical Instrument: Celestron Newtonian 8 inch Telescope
Mount C5 / EQ5
Video Camera: Sony CX-105
Eyepiece: Plossl 20mm, 2x Barlow
Filter: no
Date: March 12, 2014
Edit: Sony Vegas 10
Location: Baia Mare, Romania


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