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Hunting Almatea and Andrastea in the Jupiter lair


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So lets start with "standard" Jupiter images. GRS is running away, but the orange oval tail is nicely visible. DMK21, SCT 8":

f/20. IR-RGB conv, IR-RGB wavelets, IR-RGB stronger IR wavelets, IR-IRGB wavelets:





f/20. IR-RGB conv, IR-RGB wavelets, IR-RGB stronger IR wavelets:




f/20. IR-RGB wavelets:


f/20. IR-RGB wavelets, R-RGB wavelets:



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Now lets go to long exposures :p Jupiter has a lot of small moons and even rings. To capture those small moons orbiting Jupiter closer than Io longer exposures and good filter is needed. I used Pro Planet 742, which isn't the best thing for dimming the planet stronger than the moons - I will have methane and NIR filters probably next month, which should help.

Edit: dimmer moon is Thebe (mag 15.5) and the brighter one is Almathea (mag 13.9). Taken at 21:40 GMT/UTC.

f/10, DSI III Pro at bin2, 100 x 10 sec Pro Planet 742, levels, max wavelets, levels:



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