Jupiter - November 24, 2012

Colourful Jupiter

Jupiter - November 24, 2012
Jupiter - November 24, 2012

Objekt Name: Jupiter
Object Type: Planet
Location: Koroška, Austria
Date: 24.11.2012
Media: Graphite pencil on white paper. Colours added with Gimp2

On this observation evening, seeing was average (Antoniadi: II-III). After a while it was obvious, that 180x will be the highest practical power.
Inside the SEB I could observe the disturbances behind the GRS. They were clearly brighter and in some moments they even showed some structures. The bright bay around the GRS was also a feast for the eyes. The NEB showed its irregular edge. Connected to the NEB, there were a bump and a small Festoon inside the EZ.
When I switched to 150x, the subtle colours became noticable clearer. The planets surface showed its well known cream-colour. SEB an NEB were a little bit on the brown side. The GRS showed a hue of salmon pink. I even managed to see a blue touch at the little bump of the NEB. I´ve never seen Jupiter so colourful!


One thought on “Colourful Jupiter”

  1. Michael,

    Very fine captures of details on Jupiter.
    Thanks for posting this one for all of us to see.

    Frank:)

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