Dr. Joseph M. Zawodny Posts Jupiter Photo

Blogged by Jonathan Maron on September 12, 2007 and tagged with Sample Images, Jupiter, Transit.

We have reported on Dr. Joseph M. Zawodny's work previously in this blog. Today, I have just come across this magnificent little photo of Jupiter that he has published to his flickr account.

Joseph writes:

Seeing was not as good as a few days ago and transparency was low. The sky was hazy with thin clouds and quite brightly lit by urban lights. After rechecking the ephemeris, I see that there should have been a visible transit of Ganymede during this imaging session. Frankly, I did not see it then and can't really see it in this image either.

Equipment: TEC 140 at 4x (3920mm fl @ f/28), DBK 31AF03 and IDAS LPS P2 filter. 500 of 500 images were stacked in Registax.