Stunning Jupiter Images

Blogged by Xiao Sun on July 6, 2009 and tagged with Sample Images, Jupiter, Sun, Transit.

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest planet in solar system, has been on the focus of astronomy amateurs around the world.

Australian astronomy amateur Mike Salway took these spectacular Jupiter images last month with his DMK 21AU04.AS astronomy camera. The pictures illustrate the North and South Equatorial belts of the giant gas planet in remarkable resolution.

Jupiter Image


Jupiter Image

Here is what he told us about these Jupiter images:

Captured on the 23rd June (local time) [...] the Great Red Spot (quite a bit paler this year) transits across the face of the gas giant. Also visible, down lower on the NEB, is the new "NEB Upheaval" - a series of new spots and disturbances that are likely to change the look of the NEB for the remainder of the season.

Thank you Mike!