Monochrome Images of Jupiter

Blogged by Xiao Sun on August 4, 2009 and tagged with Sample Images, Jupiter.

Dr. Ralph E. Taggart took these Jupiter images with his DMK 21AU04.AS astronomy camera on 21 July 2009. The scar left by the latest 2009 impact is visible in the pictures:

Jupiter Mono Images

Dr. Taggart wrote in his e-mail:

Most of your sample images are obtained with instruments of relatively large aperture. Here is an image of the atmospheric "scar" created by the collision of a comet or asteroid with Jupiter.

This image was obtained on 21 July 09, just two days after the initial discovery, at 07:55 UTC using a DMK 21AU04.AS USB monochrome camera in conjunction with a modest Orion 127mm MCT. The ~700 frame "stack" for this image was captured at 60 fps. The capability of the camera to capture a rapid sequence of frames was critical in taking advantage of a very short window of somewhat enhanced seeing. Your line of USB cameras can certainly help to get the best out of whatever instrument your customers may be using!

Many thanks to him!