Apr 292010


observing and imaging Jupiter has been tough over the last years for us northern folks. The low declination caused low transit altitudes – difficult conditions for fans of the big one. Fortunately – at least for inhabitants of the northern hemisphere of earth – conditions already improve this year with max. transits of around 38° altitude during the summer months and the outlook is great.

Jupiter oppositions for my locations with transit altitudes:

21.09.2010 - 36°
29.10.2011 - 47°
03.12.2012 - 60°
05.01.2014 - 61°

I recall imaging Jupiter high in the skies some years ago.  It should be fun with my current equipment and some lessons learned :)

Cheers, Oliver

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