Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jupiter with Ganymede Eclipse

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This was night 4 of 4 and the current longest consecutive stretch of nights in a row.  I set out to capture Io emerging from transit at nearly the same time as a eclipse of Ganymede.  

One of the best RGBs that started the night off before the seeing really fell apart. (click image for high res)


One of the better red channels (click image for high res)


Here is the animation, which consists of 57 sub images.  Each frame is a separate 10s capture at 50fps.  I tried to set the frame rate in the animation at 25ms.  The capture duration is from 05:36 UT to 05:51 UT. 



Enjoy!

Mike

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Loving husband, proud father, computer geek, astro freak, music lover, sports nut and general fun-loving guy

I think I'm the kind of person who doesn't like strong opinions.  It doesn't matter if I agree with your opinion or not, it's not factual, it never will be 100% factual and I don't care for it.  That's probably why I hate politics.

I've always loved facts, provable facts of nature and things concerning science.  

Over time, I found that most facts are mostly reference and it was the creation of and discovery of new things that intrigued me.

"A good friend once told me you are our memory
without them we equal nothing
And all I can see is the place I wanna be
Suddenly my life was so free
Leaves at my feet, blown to the ground
their echoes are reaching my ears
Nights coming fast, suns going down" - A7x