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Philips SPC900 NC web camera at 1/33 second exposure, unless otherwise indicated, with an IR blocking filter. 8 inch Meade LXD55 SCT and 3X barlow. Registax verions 4 was 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 were recorded with WcCrtl unless otherwise indicated.


Jan. 04, 2011 at 0:45 UT

250 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot is visible in this image. The region of South Equatorial Belt where the outbreak began is visible in this image. Seeing was poor (about a 2 out of 5). Angular diameter 38.3".
Jan. 04, 2011
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Dec. 26, 2010 at 0:45 UT

350 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot is visible in this image. Notice that the South Equatorial Belt is beginning to take shape again. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 41.7".
Dec. 26, 2010
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Dec. 09, 2010 at 0:58 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 52%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Red Spot Jr. is visible at the lower left. Seeing was very good (about a 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 41.7".
Dec. 09, 2010
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Dec. 07, 2010 at 1:35 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Red Spot Jr. is visible at the lower left. Seeing was very good (about a 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 41.9".
Dec. 07, 2010
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Dec. 01, 2010 at 2:37 UT

175 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The South Equatorial Belt break out is visible in this image. Seeing was poor (about a 2 out of 5). Angular diameter 42.8".
Dec. 01, 2010
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Nov. 28, 2010 at 1:40 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. are visible. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 43.2".
Nov. 28, 2010
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Nov. 14, 2010 at 2:50 UT

250 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The South Equatorial Belt is begining to break out as can be seen here. This disturbance was first reported on Nov. 9, 2010. It started as a bright white feature and has begun to spread out. Seeing was poor (about a 2 out of 5). Angular diameter 45.2".
Nov. 14, 2010
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Nov. 11, 2010 at 2:45 UT

250 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 43%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot is visible in the lower right. Seeing was poor to good (about a 2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 45.6".
Nov. 11, 2010
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Oct. 31, 2010 at 2:31 UT

200 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Three moons are visible in this image. Europe is in transit near the center of Jupiter. Ganymede is at the lower right and Io is at the upper right. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 47.0".
Oct. 31, 2010
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Oct. 29, 2010 at 3:04 UT

Imaging Source DBK 21AF04.AS color camera. 1/30 second exposure. Brightness: 100%. Gain 89%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 51%. 600 frames stacked out of 1800 frames. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 47.3".
Oct. 29, 2010
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Oct. 29, 2010 at 2:33 UT

350 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 47.3".
Oct. 29, 2010
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Oct. 21, 2010 at 3:43 UT

Imaging Source DBK 21AF04.AS color camera. 1/30 second exposure. Brightness: 100%. Gain 89%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 51%. 500 frames stacked out of 1800 frames. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.1".
Oct. 21, 2010
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Oct. 21, 2010 at 3:24 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.1".
Oct. 21, 2010
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Oct. 20, 2010 at 3:13 UT

375 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. are visible. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.2".
Oct. 20, 2010
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Oct. 16, 2010 at 3:40 UT

375 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Io and its shadow are seen in transit. Seeing was good to very goog (about a 3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.6".
Oct. 16, 2010
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Oct. 10, 2010 at 4:00 UT

225 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. are visible. Seeing was poor to good (about a 2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.0".
Oct. 10, 2010
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Oct. 8, 2010 at 4:45 UT

Imaging Source DBK 21AF04.AS color camera. 1/30 second exposure. Brightness: 100%. Gain 89%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 51%. 1650 frames stacked out of 3600 frames. The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. are visible. Europa is visible to the left. Seeing was very good (about a 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.2".
Oct. 8, 2010
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Oct. 8, 2010 at 4:28 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. are visible. Europa is visible to the left. Seeing was very good (about a 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.2".
Oct. 8, 2010
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Oct. 6, 2010 at 5:20 UT

Imaging Source DBK 21AF04.AS color camera. 1/30 second exposure. Brightness: 100%. Gain 89%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 51%. 700 frames stacked out of 3600 frames. Europa and Ganymede are visible to the left of Jupiter. Ganymede had just emerged from an eclipse. Seeing was poor with some clouds (about a 2 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.3".
Oct. 6, 2010
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Oct. 6, 2010 at 4:50 UT

250 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Europa is visible to the left of Jupiter. Seeing was poor (about a 2 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.3".
Oct. 6, 2010
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Oct. 5, 2010 at 5:05 UT

Imaging Source DBK 21AF04.AS color camera. 1/30 second exposure. Brightness: 100%. Gain 89%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 51%. 700 frames stacked. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.4".
Oct. 5, 2010
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Oct. 5, 2010 at 4:57 UT

250 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.4".
Oct. 5, 2010
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Oct. 4, 2010 at 5:13 UT

Imaging Source DBK 21AF04.AS color camera. 1/30 second exposure. Brightness: 100%. Gain 89%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 51%. 1200 frames stacked. Seeing was very good to excellent (about a 4.5 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.4".
Oct. 4, 2010
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Oct. 4, 2010 at 4:48 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was very good to excellent (about a 4.5 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.4".
Oct. 4, 2010
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Oct. 3, 2010 at 4:53 UT

250 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot is visible along with Red Spot Jr. near the center of Jupiter. Seeing was good to very good (about a 3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.5".
Oct. 3, 2010
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Oct. 2, 2010 at 4:38 UT

275 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good to very good (about a 3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.5".
Oct. 2, 2010
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Oct. 1, 2010 at 4:40 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Io is visible on the left and the Great Red Spot is visible at the lower right of Jupiter. Seeing was excellent (nearly a 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.6".
Oct. 1, 2010
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Sept. 29, 2010 at 5:25 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Europa an its shadow are seen in transit. Seeing was excellent (nearly a 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.7".
Sept. 29, 2010
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Sept. 25, 2010 at 7:03 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot is visible at the lower left of Jupiter and Ganymede is also visible. Seeing was excellent (nearly a 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.8".
Sept. 25, 2010
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Sept. 20, 2010 at 5:31 UT

125 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 46%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. Seeing was mostly poor (about a 1 to 2 out of 5). After the first video sequence was captured the seeing rapidly deteriated. Angular diameter 49.8".
Sept. 20, 2010
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Sept. 13, 2010 at 7:18 UT

150 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. The Great REd Spot is visible. Seeing was poor (about a 2 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.7".
Sept. 13, 2010
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Sept. 13, 2010 at 7:04 UT

Imaging Source DBK 21AF04.AS color camera and a near IR filter (740 nm). 1/5 second exposure. Brightness: 100%. Gain 100%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 200 frames stacked. The GReat Red Spot was visible but it seems to almost vanish in the IR. Seeing was poor (about a 2 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.7".
Sept. 13, 2010
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Sept. 12, 2010 at 7:14 UT

Imaging Source DBK 21AF04.AS color camera. 1/30 second exposure. Brightness: 100%. Gain 87%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 500 frames stacked. Seeing was very good to excellent (about 4 to 4.5 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.7".
Sept. 12, 2010
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Sept. 12, 2010 at 6:27 UT

450 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was very good to excellent (about 4 to 4.5 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.7".
Sept. 12, 2010
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Sept. 4, 2010 at 8:19 UT

Imaging Source DBK 21AF04.AS color camera. 1/30 second exposure. Brightness: 100%. Gain 89%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. 500 frames stacked. Europa's shadow is seen in transit and Europa is just to the left of Jupiter's limb. Seeing was very good (about 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.3".
Sept. 4, 2010
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Sept. 4, 2010 at 6:53 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. (spot BA) are seen at the lower right. Europa is approching Jupiter for a transit at the left. Seeing was very good (about 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 49.3".
Sept. 4, 2010
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Aug. 27, 2010 at 8:01 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 38%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. (spot BA) are seen at the lower left. Seeing was poor to average (between a 2 and 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.7".
Aug. 27, 2010
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Aug. 26, 2010 at 7:49 UT

500 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was excelent (nearly a 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.6".
Aug. 26, 2010
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Aug. 23, 2010 at 7:34 UT

475 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Io is seen to the left after reappearing from an occultation. Seeing was excelent (nearly a 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.4".
Aug. 23, 2010
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Aug. 22, 2010 at 8:34 UT

500 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. (spot BA) are seen at the lower left. Io and its shadow are in transit. Seeing was excelent (nearly a 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.3".
Aug. 22, 2010
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Aug. 8, 2010 at 9:08 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 44%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 50%. The Great Red Spot and Red Spot Jr. (spot BA) are seen at the lower right. Seeing was poor to average (between a 2 and 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 46.7".
Aug. 8, 2010
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Aug. 7, 2010 at 9:00 UT

450 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 49%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Io had just re-emerged from an occcultation. Seeing was very good (between a 4 to 4.5 out of 5). Angular diameter 46.6".
Aug. 7, 2010
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Aug. 6, 2010 at 9:57 UT

450 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Io and its shadow are seen in transit near the equator while Ganymede is seen in transit across the southern mid-latitudes. Seeing was excellent (almost a 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 46.4".
Aug. 6, 2010
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Aug. 1, 2010 at 9:57 UT

550 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was excellent (almost a 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 45.8".
Aug. 1, 2010
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July 10, 2010 at 9:41 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 43%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was very good to excellent (about a 4 to 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 42.8". The Great Red Spot had just passed the meridian.
July 10, 2010
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July 2, 2010 at 10:07 UT

425 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 41.7". Europa's shadow was in transit and Europa (to the left of Jupiter) was approaching ingress. Can you spot Callisto near Jupiter's North Pole?
July 2, 2010
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July 2, 2010 at 9:41 UT

Annotated negative version.
July 2, 2010
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June 30, 2010 at 10:04 UT

450 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was very good to excellent (about a 4 to 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 41.4". The Great Red Spot was just coming into view.
June 30, 2010
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June 26, 2010 at 10:29 UT

425 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain: 43%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 40.9".
June 26, 2010
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