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Web Camera Images


Capture Notes: Philips SPC900 NC web camera, unless otherwise indicated, with an IR blocking filter and recording at 1/33 second exposure and 5 fps for 2 minutes. 8 inch Meade LXD55 SCT and 3X barlow. K3CCDTools version 1 was used to record the videos unless otherwise indicated. Camera settings recorded with WcCrtl unless otherwise indicated.
Processing Notes: Final processing has been done using Registax version 4 for stacking, 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 8, 2019 at 0:40 UT.

200 frames stacked. Camera settings: brightness: 50%, saturation: 100%, gamma: 0%, and gain: 52%. Seeing was poor to average (~2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 35.1". Ganymede is visible to the lower right of Jupiter.

September 7, 2019 at 1:23 UT.

250 frames stacked. Camera settings: brightness: 50%, saturation: 100%, gamma: 0%, and gain: 54%. Seeing was poor to average (~2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 38.2".

September 6, 2019 at 1:04 UT.

200 frames stacked. Camera settings: brightness: 50%, saturation: 100%, gamma: 0%, and gain: 52%. Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5). Angular diameter 38.3". In this image Ganymede is located to the right of Jupiter and Io is located to the left of Jupiter.

September 5, 2019.

350 frames stacked. Camera settings: brightness: 50%, saturation: 100%, gamma: 0%, and gain: 59%. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 38.8". The Great Red Spot, Io and Io's shadow can be seen in transit in these five images.

September 2, 2019 at 1:06 UT.

350 frames stacked. Camera settings: brightness: 50%, saturation: 100%, gamma: 0%, and gain: 59%. Seeing was average (~3 out of 5). Angular diameter 38.8".

August 29, 2019 at 1:48 UT.

200 frames stacked. Camera settings: brightness: 50%, saturation: 100%, gamma: 0%, and gain: 52%. Seeing was poor to average (~2 to 3 out of 5). Angular diameter 39.3". The Great Red Spot is in transit and Io is visible to the right of Jupiter.

August 10, 2019 at 1:44 UT.

200 frames stacked. Camera settings: brightness: 50%, saturation: 100%, gamma: 0%, and gain: 52%. Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5). Angular diameter 41.6".