The Great Red Spot and Europa

The Great Red Spot and Europa

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Seeing deteriorated rapidly last night but I was just able to capture Jupiter with dramatic features! The Great Red Spot is rising and creating two long trailing plumes on the SEB South Equatorial Belt as it plows it way eastward counter to the rotation of Jupiter. Jovian moon Europa is to the lower right of the GRS with its shadow near the lower center of Jupiter. A prominent red “barge” dominates the NEB North Equatorial Belt.

Date Imaged       :

October 21, 2011

Lens       :

N16 f/29 Ostahowski Optics

Camera       :


Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio