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RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, unless otherwise indicated, with an IR blocking filter. 8 inch Meade LXD55 SCT and 3X barlow. Registax verions 3 or 4 were used for stacking. Final processing has been done using AstraImage for removing diagonal bands through Fast Fourier Transform edits and for applying deconvolution. Photoshop CS2 or Paint Shop Pro 9 have been used for adjusting levels, curves and color, while Neat Image is used for digital noise removal. K3CCDTools version 1 was used to record the videos unless otherwise indicated. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl.

October 30, 2008 at 01:11 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 65%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 400 frames stacked. Ganymede is visible as the dark spot at the upper right. Seeing ranged from poor to good (~2 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 36.5".
October 30, 2008 at 00:11 UT
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October 29, 2008 at 01:48 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 71%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 350 frames stacked. Europa is visible to the right and its shadow is in transit. Seeing ranged average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 36.6".
October 29, 2008 at 00:48 UT
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October 17, 2008 at 00:09 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 400 frames stacked. Io is visible to the right and its shadow is in transit. Seeing ranged average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 37.8".
October 17, 2008 at 00:09 UT
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October 8, 2008 at 23:54 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 68%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing ranged from poor to good (~2 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 38.7".
October 8, 2008 at 23:54 UT
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October 3, 2008 at 0:28 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 430 frames stacked. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). Angular diameter 39.5".
October 3, 2008 at 0:28 UT
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September 28, 2008 at 0:42 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 73%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). Angular diameter 40.1".
September 27, 2008 at 0:42 UT
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September 27, 2008 at 0:52 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 73%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 500 frames stacked. Seeing was good to excellent(~4 to 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 40.2". Europa is visible to the right and its shadow is in transit across the disk of Jupiter.
September 27, 2008 at 0:52 UT
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September 26, 2008 at 1:03 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 68%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). Angular diameter 40.3".
September 26, 2008 at 1:03 UT
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September 25, 2008 at 1:41 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 71%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 350 frames stacked. Seeing was fair (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 40.4". Europa is visible to the right.
September 25, 2008 at 1:41 UT
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September 23, 2008 at 0:55 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 76%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 350 frames stacked. Seeing was fair (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 40.7".
September 23, 2008 at 0:55 UT
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September 18, 2008 at 1:52 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 63%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 430 frames stacked. Seeing was good (about a 4 out of 5) with momemts of near perfect (5/5) seeing. Angular diameter 41.3".
September 18, 2008 at 1:52 UT
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September 17, 2008 at 1:22 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 65%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing was good (about a 4 out of 5). Ganymede is visible on the right. Angular diameter 41.5".
September 17, 2008 at 1:22 UT
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September 16, 2008 at 1:42 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 65%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing was good (about a 4 out of 5). The Great Red Spot is just visible on the right. Io and Callisto are visible on the left. Io is the brighter of the two moons. Angular diameter 41.6".
September 16, 2008 at 1:42 UT
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September 10, 2008 at 1:31 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing was good (about a 4 out of 5). Ganymede's shadow is seen transiting on the right of Jupiter's disk. Angular diameter 42.3".
September 10, 2008 at 1:31 UT
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August 31, 2008 at 1:41 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing was average to good (about a 3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 43.6".
August 31, 2008 at 1:41 UT
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August 30, 2008 at 1:58 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 65%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 450 frames stacked. Seeing was average to good (about a 3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 43.7". The Great Red Spot is visible at lower right as it disappears behind the planet's limb. Io is visible on the left and Callisto is the faint moon to the lower right.
August 30, 2008 at 1:58 UT
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August 27, 2008 at 2:52 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 67%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 400 frames stacked. Seeing was average to good (about a 3 to 4 out of 5) with occasional clouds. Angular diameter 44.1". The Great Red Spot is visible at lower left as it emerges from the planet's limb.
August 27, 2008 at 2:52 UT
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August 26, 2008 at 1:49 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 65%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 500 frames stacked. Europa's shadow is in transit. Europa is to the right. Seeing was average to good (about a 3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 44.2".
August 26, 2008 at 1:49 UT
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August 24, 2008 at 2:51 UT

1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 62%. Gamma 68%. Saturation 50%. 475 frames stacked. Europa is visible on the right. Seeing was average (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 44.4".
August 24, 2008 at 2:51 UT
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August 23, 2008 at 2:22 UT

Videos recorded with K3CCDTools version 3 using Video for Windows (VFW) in order to turn compression off but I didn't realize that VFW doesn't support RAW mode so the videos couldn't be converted to color AVIs. 1/33 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 68%. Gamma 68%. Saturation 50%. 500 frames stacked. Io is in transit with its shadow trailing behind it. Seeing was average to good (about a 3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 44.5".
August 23, 2008 at 2:22 UT
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August 17, 2008 at 3:23 UT

Unmodified SPC900NC. 1/25 second exposure. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 68%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 1000 frames stacked. Seeing was good (about 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 45.2". The Great Red Spot is visible at lower left as it emerges from the planet's limb. Images captured with K3CCDTools version 3 and processed in Registax version 4 and Photoshop CS2. Focus Magic was used to improve the image details.
August 17, 2008 at 3:23 UT
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