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Web Camera Images


Processing Notes: Final processing has been done using Astra Image 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.


October 30, 2008 at 01:11 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 65%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was poor to good (~2 to 4 out of 5). 400 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 36.5". Ganymede is visible as the dark spot at the upper right.

October 29, 2008 at 01:48 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 65%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 350 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 36.6". Europa is visible to the right and its shadow is in transit.

October 17, 2008 at 00:09 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 67%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 400 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 37.8". Io is visible to the right and its shadow is in transit.

October 8, 2008 at 23:54 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 68%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was poor to good (~2 to 4 out of 5). 400 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 38.7".

October 3, 2008 at 0:28 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 67%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). 430 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 39.5".

September 28, 2008 at 0:42 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 73%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). 400 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 40.1".

September 27, 2008 at 0:52 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 73%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). 500 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 40.2". Europa is visible to the right and its shadow is in transit across the disk of Jupiter.

September 26, 2008 at 1:03 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 68%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was good to excellent (between a 4 and a 5 out of 5). 400 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 40.3".

September 25, 2008 at 1:41 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 71%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). 350 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 40.4". Europa is visible to the right.

September 23, 2008 at 0:55 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 76%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). 350 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 40.7".

September 18, 2008 at 1:52 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 63%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was good (about a 4 out of 5) with moments of excellent (5/5) seeing. 430 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 41.3".

September 17, 2008 at 1:22 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 65%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). 400 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 41.5".

September 16, 2008 at 1:42 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 65%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). 400 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 41.6". 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.

September 10, 2008 at 1:31 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 67%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). 400 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 42.3". Ganymede's shadow is seen transiting on the right of Jupiter's disk.

August 31, 2008 at 1:41 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 67%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 400 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 43.6".

August 30, 2008 at 1:58 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 65%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 450 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 43.7". The Great Red Spot is visible at lower right as it disappears behind the planet's limb.

August 27, 2008 at 2:52 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 67%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5) with occasional clouds. 400 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 44.1". The Great Red Spot is visible at lower left as it emerges from the planet's limb.

August 26, 2008 at 1:49 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 65%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5) with occasional clouds. 500 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 44.2". Europa's shadow is in transit. Europa is to the right.

August 24, 2008 at 2:51 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 62%, gamma 68%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). 475 frames stacked. Video sequences captured with K3CCDTools. Video frames stacked with Registax. Angular diameter 44.4". Europa is visible on the right.

August 23, 2008 at 2:22 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, RAW mode modified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 68%, gamma 68%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was average to good (~3 to 4 out of 5). 500 frames stacked. Video frames stacked with Registax. 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. Angular diameter 44.5". Io is in transit with its shadow trailing behind it.

August 17, 2008 at 3:23 UT.

Meade LXD55 8 inch SCT, Unmodified Philips SPC900 NC web camera, 3X barlow, and IR blocking filter. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl. Camera settings: 1/33 second exposure, brightness: 50%, gain: 68%, gamma 0%, and saturation 50%. Seeing was good (~4 out of 5). 1000 frames stacked. Videos recorded with K3CCDTools version 3. Video frames stacked with Registax. Focus Magic was used to improve the image details. Angular diameter 45.2". The Great Red Spot is visible at lower left as it emerges from the planet's limb.