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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.


Feb. 17, 2012 at 0:47 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). The Great Red Spot is visible. Angular diameter 37.3".
Feb. 17, 2012
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Feb. 7, 2012 at 0:53 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good to very good (about a 3 to 4 out of 5). Io is visible in the far leftt of the image while Europa is visible just to the left (east) of the planet. The Great Red Spot is just beginning to come into view on the eastern side of the planet's disk. Angular diameter 38.4".
Feb. 7, 2012
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Jan. 15, 2012 at 0:32 UT

325 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 of 5). Europa is visible in the far right of the image while Europa's shadow is visible near the western limb of the planet. Red Spot Junior is visible on the eastern side of the planet's disk. Angular diameter 41.4".
Jan. 15, 2012
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Jan. 11, 2012 at 0:23 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was very good (about a 4 of 5). Angular diameter 41.9".
Jan. 11, 2012
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Jan. 10, 2012 at 0:38 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 of 5). Angular diameter 42.1".
Jan. 10, 2012
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Jan. 06, 2012 at 0:25 UT

225 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor (about a 2 of 5). Angular diameter 42.6".
Jan. 06, 2012
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Jan. 05, 2012 at 0:51 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 of 5). Angular diameter 42.8".
Jan. 05, 2012
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Dec. 26, 2011 at 1:40 UT

200 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 of 5). Angular diameter 44.2".
Dec. 26, 2011
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Dec. 18, 2011 at 1:43 UT

200 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor (about a 2 of 5). Angular diameter 45.3".
Dec. 18, 2011
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Dec. 17, 2011 at 2:04 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Red Spot Jr. is visible in this image at the lower left of Jupiter. Ganymede is visible to the upper right of Jupiter. Seeing was good to very good (about a 3 to 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 45.5".
Dec. 17, 2011
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Dec. 11, 2011 at 2:40 UT

200 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor to good (about a 2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 46.3".
Dec. 11, 2011
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Dec. 08, 2011 at 2:53 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was very good to excellent (about a 4 to 4.5 out of 5). Angular diameter 46.7".
Dec. 08, 2011
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Nov. 24, 2011 at 2:31 UT

75 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 38%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was very poor to poor (about a 1 to 2 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.2".
Nov. 24, 2011
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Oct. 05, 2011 at 7:12 UT

225 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor to good (about a 2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.7".
Oct. 05, 2011
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Oct. 04, 2011 at 7:02 UT

175 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor to good (about a 2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.6".
Oct. 04, 2011
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Oct. 03, 2011 at 6:57 UT

250 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Io is visible to the left of Jupiter and Ganymede is visible to the lower right of Jupiter. Seeing was very good (about a 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.5".
Oct. 03, 2011
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Oct. 02, 2011 at 7:27 UT

200 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was very good (about a 4 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.4".
Oct. 02, 2011
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Oct. 01, 2011 at 7:45 UT

250 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.3".
Oct. 01, 2011
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Sep. 29, 2011 at 8:54 UT

375 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. The Great Red Spot is visible in this image at the lower center of Jupiter. Seeing was excellent (about a 4.5 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.2".
Sep. 29, 2011
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Sep. 28, 2011 at 8:24 UT

550 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 41%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Red Spot Jr. is visible in this image at the lower right of Jupiter. Seeing was good to excellent (about a 3 to 4.5 out of 5). Angular diameter 48.1".
Sep. 28, 2011
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Sep. 20, 2011 at 9:08 UT

175 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 40%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor (about a 2 out of 5). Angular diameter 47.2".
Sep. 20, 2011
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Aug. 25, 2011 at 10:50 UT

325 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 38%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Red Spot Jr. is visible in this image at the lower right of Jupiter. Io and its shadow are visible in the lower left. Seeing was very good (about a 4 out of 5). Transparency was good (about a 4 to 5 out of 5). Angular diameter 43.8".
Aug. 25, 2011
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Aug. 21, 2011 at 10:22 UT

400 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain ~50%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Camera settings are from memory. (I forgot to record the settings. Besides, I had to constantly change the gain due to the cirius clouds.) The Great Red Spot is visible in this image. Ganymede is visible to the lower right of Jupiter. Seeing was very good (about a 4 out of 5). Transparency was poor (about a 2 out of 5). Angular diameter 43.3".
Aug. 21, 2011
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