Jan 222012


finally – after another endless dryspell (clouds, rain, rain, rain, snow, sickness…) – clear skies and decent seeing. The night of January 15th provided fair conditions for my best Jupiter images to date. I could capture the Io transit right beneath the GRS and the start of Io’s shadow transit. After 13 G/R/B/IR sequences I stopped the session since seeing turned too bad to continue. 2 sequences are fully processed, a lot more are waiting to be finished for an animation of Io’s transit. Here one RGB version, click the image for all captures of the session:

Cheers, Oliver