Jupiter at Opposition

Photographer
Jon Greif
Email
greif.jon@gmail.com
Location of photo
Palomar Mountain, California, USA
Date/Time of photo
June 13, 2018, at 11:30 pm PDT
Equipment
Celestron 8 inch Evolution SCT Reflector telescope and Canon Eos T6i camera with Astronomik CLS Filter
Description
This is Jupiter, one month past opposition. Opposition is when the Earth is exactly between the Sun and the planet, and Jupiter is as close to Earth as it will get, 365 million miles away. Look for it every evening as the brightest object in the Southern Sky. This image shows the Equatorial Bands, the Poles, and the Great Red Spot (exaggerated somewhat in processing). The Great Red Spot is a cyclonic storm that varies in size over time and has been raging for as long as people have been observing Jupiter (at least 350 years), and is, overall, larger than our entire planet. This image is from seven 2 second exposures at ISO 800, taken through an 8 inch Celestron SCT reflector, with a Canon Eos T6i fitted with an Astronomik CLS filter.
Website
https://www.skyandtelescope.com/author/jgreif/
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