Big, Bright Jupiter by Michael Pataky
Big, Bright Jupiter (Michael Pataky)
Big Bright Jupiter by Michael Pataky

Photo of the Week for February 26, 2016 Jupiter now rises during twilight, clearing the eastern horizon at […]

Photo of the Week for February 26, 2016

Jupiter now rises during twilight, clearing the eastern horizon at about 7 p.m., local standard time. By 9 p.m., the big planet is high enough for decent telescopic views. Of course, getting clear skies at this time of year can be a challenge. As imager Michael Pataky notes, “This has been a tough season for imaging Jupiter — to date this is my only image after many clouded-out attempts.” But what a fine image!

Big, Bright Jupiter by Michael Pataky
Big, Bright Jupiter (Michael Pataky)

Michael made this Jupiter portrait on February 5 at his observatory in South Woodslee, near Windsor, Ontario. He acquire the image data with a Point Grey Research Fea3 monochromatic CCD camera equipped with Baader Planetarium RGB filters and attached to a R.F. Royce 12.5-inch Dall-Kirkham reflector telescope.

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