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Saturn Ring Tilt Animations.

Saturn animations showing the apparent change in the tilt of Saturn's rings. The tilt of Saturn's axis is actually fixed but it is the relative motion between the Earth and Saturn along their orbits that produces the apparent change seen in the animations. These animations were produced from eight sets of images taken during the 2003 through the 2013 observing seasons. The first animation is in 3D and requires 3D glasses. The red lens needs to go over the left eye.

Jupiter November 21, 2009.

Jupiter animations showing a transit of Ganymede and a transit of Io's shadow. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 20 images that were captured on November 21, 2009 between 0:00 UT and 0:57 UT. The animation is in 564x408 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter August 2, 2009.

Jupiter animations showing the Great Red Spot, impact scar, and the transit of Europa and its shadow. Ganymede is seen emerging from an occultation and Io is seen being eclipsed by Jupiter's shadow. There is a gap in the sequences about 2/3 of the way through when I had to flip the scope over to the other side of the mount. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 48 images that were captured on August 2, 2009 between 5:52 UT and 8:18 UT. The animation is in 600x440 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter July 31, 2009.

Jupiter animations showing the impact scar. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 24 images that were captured on July 31, 2009 between 5:57 UT and 7:06 UT. The animation is in 565x417 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter July 26, 2009.

Jupiter animations showing the impact scar and Europa. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 21 images that were captured on July 26, 2009 between 6:16 UT and 7:46 UT. The animation is in 593x437 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter July 18, 2009.

Jupiter animations showing the Great Red Spot and the transit of Io and its shadow. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 27 images that were captured on July 18, 2009 between 7:56 UT and 9:21 UT. The animation is in 481x354 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter July 8, 2009.

Jupiter animations showing the Great Red Spot and the transit of Europa's shadow. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 30 images that were captured on July 8, 2009 between 7:59 UT and 9:25 UT. The animation is in 561x429 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter July 1, 2009.

Jupiter animations showing the Great Red Spot and the transits of Europa and its shadow. For an annotated version of one of the frames refer to the Jupiter photo page (Annotated Image) Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 20 images that were captured on July 1, 2009 between 7:58 UT and 8:56 UT. The animation is in 570x425 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter June 27, 2009.

Jupiter animations showing Ganymede emerging from Jupiter's shadow and then disappearing behind Jupiter. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 22 images that were captured on June 27, 2009 between 8:01 UT and 8:59 UT. The larger is in 584x444 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter May 24, 2009.

Jupiter animations showing the transit of Io's shadow. Io is visible to the left. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 18 images that were captured on May 24, 2009 between 10:03 UT and 10:47 UT. The animations are in 518x381 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter September 28, 2008.

Jupiter animations showing the Great Red Spot. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 25 images that were captured on September 28, 2008 between 0:34 UT and 1:39 UT. The animation is in 484x372 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. PhotoShop CS2 was used for adjusting the color balance. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter September 18, 2008.

Jupiter animations showing the Great Red Spot. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and SPC900 NC webcam in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 37 images that were captured on September 18, 2008 between 0:52 UT and 2:40 UT. The animation is in 372x376 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using K3CCDTools version 1. PhotoShop CS2 was used for adjusting the color balance. The images were converted into an animation using Ulead GIF Animator version 5.

Jupiter July 29, 2006.

Jupiter animations showing the transit of Ganymede's shadow. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and ToUcam Pro in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 16 images that were captured on July 29, 2006 between 2:01 UT and 2:47 UT. The animation is in 400x400 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using ppmcentre. Paint Shop Pro version 9 was used for adjusting the color balance. The images were converted into an animated GIF using Ulead GIF Animator version 1.5.

Jupiter July 24, 2006.

Jupiter animations showing Io and its shadow in transit. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and ToUcam Pro in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 15 images that were captured on July 24, 2006 between 1:47 UT and 2:42 UT. The animation is in 500x400 resolution. Jupiter was centered and cropped in each of the frames using ppmcentre. Paint Shop Pro version 9 was used for adjusting the color balance. Astra Image 2.5Max was used for applying Lucy-Richardson deconvolution. The images were converted into an animated GIF using Ulead GIF Animator version 1.5.

Jupiter April 27, 2006.

Jupiter animations. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and ToUcam Pro in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 14 images that were captured on April 27, 2006 between 7:14 UT and 7:45 UT. The animation is in 640x480 resolution, with annotations. Jupiter was centered in each of the frames using AstroArt version 3.0 (the Align function under the Image menu). Paint Shop Pro version 5 was used to clean up the centered images. The images were then imported into Ulead GIF Animator version 1.5.

Jupiter April 9, 2006.

Jupiter animations. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and ToUcam Pro in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 14 images that were captured on April 9, 2006 between 7:40 UT and 8:19 UT. The animation is in 640x480 resolution. Jupiter was centered in each of the frames using AstroArt version 3.0 (the Align function under the Image menu). Paint Shop Pro version 5 was used to clean up the centered images. The images were then imported into Ulead GIF Animator version 1.5.

Jupiter June 19, 2005.

Jupiter animations. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and ToUcam Pro in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 23 images that were captured on June 19, 2005 between 2:07 UT and 3:08 UT. The animation is in 640x480 resolution. Jupiter was centered in each of the frames using AstroArt version 3.0 (the Align function under the Image menu). Paint Shop Pro version 5 was used to clean up the centered images. The images were then imported into Ulead GIF Animator version 1.5. The 3D animation was produced by taking consecutive pairs of images and converting them to 3D anaglyphs using Anaglyph Maker ver 1.08. The resulting 3D images were then run through Ulead GIF Animator. 3D glasses are required to view the 3D animation. The red lens needs to go over the left eye.

Jupiter May 16, 2005.

Jupiter animations. Photographs taken with an 8" Meade LXD55 SCT and ToUcam Pro in 640x480 mode. The animation consists of 20 images that were captured on May 16, 2005. The animation is in 640x480 resolution. Jupiter was centered in each of the frames using AstroArt version 3.0 (the Align function under the Image menu). Paint Shop Pro version 5 was used to clean up the centered images. The images were then imported into Ulead GIF Animator version 1.5.