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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.


July 29, 2018 at 1:49 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 62%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor (about a 2 out of 5). The Great Red Spot was just beginning to emerge on the left side of Jupiter. Angular diameter 38.2".
July 29, 2018
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July 23, 2018 at 3:08 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 52%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor to fair (about a 2 to 3 out of 5). Io is visible to the right of Jupiter, and its shadow is transiting Jupiter's disk to the left. Europa is visible to the left of Jupiter. Angular diameter 38.9".
July 23, 2018
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July 22, 2018 at 2:13 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 54%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 4 out of 5). The Great Red Spot is visible to the lower left. Angular diameter 39.0".
July 22, 2018
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July 17, 2018 at 2:42 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 54%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was average (about a 3 out of 5). The Great Red Spot is visible to the lower left. Angular diameter 39.4".
July 17, 2018
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July 10, 2018 at 2:17 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 46%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was average (about a 3 out of 5). The Great Red Spot is visible to the lower left. Ganymede is visible just to the left of Jupiter and Io is visible farther to the left and down. Angular diameter 40.4".
July 10, 2018
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July 9, 2018 at 2:05 UT

450 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 51%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was average (about a 3 out of 5). Io and its shadow are transiting across Jupiter's disk. Io is located about the same distance from the right side of Jupiter's disk as its shadow is from the left side of Jupiter's disk. Angular diameter 40.5".
Juy 9, 2018
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July 8, 2018 at 2:12 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 49%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was good (about a 4 out of 5). The Great Red Spot is visible in the lower right and Io is visible to the right of Jupiter. Angular diameter 40.6".
June 28, 2018
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July 3, 2018 at 2:00 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 46%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was poor to average (about a 2 to 3 out of 5). The Great Red Spot is visible in the lower center. Ganymede is visible transiting Jupiter in the upper center and Callisto is visible to the upper right of Jupiter. Angular diameter 41.1".
July 3, 2018
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July 2, 2018 at 2:24 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 52%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was average (about a 3 out of 5). Io is visible to the right of Jupiter. Angular diameter 41.3".
July 2, 2018
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June 28, 2018 at 2:31 UT

300 frames stacked. Brightness: 50%. Gain 37%. Gamma 0%. Saturation 100%. Seeing was average to good (about a 3 to 4 out of 5). The Great Red Spot is visible in the lower center. The gain was set too low which resulted in the poor quality of the image. Europa is visible to the left of Jupiter. Angular diameter 41.7".
June 28, 2018
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