This image was taken on April 8th 2017.

 

This image was taken April 8th 2017.

 

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This image was taken on April 25th 2017.

 

This image was taken on May 3rd 2017.

 

This image was taken on May 7th 2017.

 

This image was taken on May 25th 2017.

 

 

  Equipment:

  CAMERA:  ZWO ASI 120mm/Celestron Skyris 618M

  TELESCOPE:  Celestron C9.25 (235mm) SCT @ F/25.

  MOUNT:  Celestron CGE Pro.

  BARLOW:  2.5x Telvue powermate.

  FILTERS:  Baader RGB.

  SOFTWARE:  Registax V6, Photoshop CS3.

 

Jupiter

 Average distance from the Sun, 483.7 million miles.

Average distance from Earth, 390.7 million miles.

Rotation period, (days) 9.9 hours.

Orbital period, (year) 11.9 Earth years.

Diameter, 88,846 miles.

Gravity, 100 Earth pounds = 250 pounds on Jupiter.

Moons, 63.

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.  Largely made up of hydrogen and helium, Jupiter has the appearance of being layered. This effect is further enhanced by alternating east and west winds with separate zones of composition and temperature. The “Great Red Spot,” has winds of an estimated 400 miles per hour.

Jupiter’s extremely large number of moons include the four Galilean moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Discovered by Galileo Galilee over 400 years ago.

 

 

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