Opposition: 08 March 2016 Apparent size at opposition: 44.5"
June 12, 2016
Unexpectedly good seeing this late in the season. Jupiter has by now shrunk considerably and is also displaying a phase as it encircles the Sun on it's way to the next apparition.
April 20, 2016
Fair to good seeing, poor transparency due to high altitude cirrus clouds. Oval BA is seen with the array of dark spots following it.
April 16, 2016
Good seeing and a grand appearance of the GRS & following turbulent region, as well as OvalBA later on.
April 3, 2016
Very favorable predictions for this night but a hazy atmosphere which ended up having a significant effect on the image sharpness. Regardless, OvalBA is seen rotating out of view with the dark spots following it. Later on the night a brief spell of better seeing allowed for slightly sharper imaging with better resolved details in the NPR, SPR regions as well as the stream of white ovals in the STB area and a wealth of other details.
April 1, 2016
Double shadow & satellite transit (Io & Europa) on Jupiter, April 1st 2016. A marathon night with very variable seeing conditions ranging from terrible to very good! 393GB's total yield and a 140-frame animation. Also, 2 individual images of Jupiter from the same data set.
March 20, 2016
Fair seeing with intermittent clouds which made capturing a challenge. A short window of better seeing early on with gradual degradation towards the end of the session.
March 5, 2016
Yet another month of unsuitable seeing has gone by. On this night, conditions improved significantly across a 10-minute window, enough to capture 6 avi's which were then combined to give this result.
January 30, 2016
Following a month of unsuitable conditions, good seeing with moments of very good but also sharp drops into bad were observed on this night. Still, a wealth of features are visible. Io is seen going into eclipse as it passes behind Jupiter and into the shadow cast by the giant Planet into space and also later on the night the GRS makes an appearance in lesser seeing conditions. Two separate animation sequences were produced featuring these events and they illustrate the variability of the seeing conditions very effectively.
slightly sharper, more color saturated image for testing purposes
22:52 - 23:16 UT Jan 29. Io is seen going into eclipse as it enters Jupiter's shadow. Notice the gradual dimming of the satellite.
23:25 - 01:28 UT. A 2 hour rotation of Jupiter
A small clip during this night which illustrates the variability and very fast fluctuation of the seeing conditions.
December 30, 2015
Good seeing with severe deterioration towards culmination. The GRS is well placed and the turbulent region following it presents nice detail. Visually at 235x the image was very similar to what is presented here albeit with less contrast and saturation.
3x 120sec avi's derotated
6x 120sec avi's derotated
Animation of images covering 02:24 - 03:04 UT
December 15, 2015
Initially good seeing with fleeting moments of very good. The GRS is seen rotating into view with Io also visible.
The rotation of Jupiter between 02:26 and 04:39 UT. 45 frame animation. Notice the deterioration of seeing conditions. Io is seen moving away from the disk and the GRS rotates into view.
December 9, 2015
Fair to good seeing continues. Slight moments of very good conditions were observed during this session with the seeing deteriorating towards dawn. With Jupiter now reaching maximum elevation before sunrise, the observing season of the giant planet is officially underway for Eucalyptus Observatory!
12 minutes of data (6x2min avi's) derotated.
120% capture size
The rotation of Jupiter in the course of nearly 2 hours. 35 frame animation
Jupiter 09 December 2015. Video sample for seeing evaluation
November 8, 2015
Generally fair seeing with moments of good. Europa is seen with it;s shadow on the disk.
6 minutes derotated, no resizing.
2 minutes, 125% resizing
October 31, 2015
Fair to good conditions. The GRS is prominent in these images.
14mins derotated, no resizing
October 16, 2015
Fair to poor imaging conditions for this image, with Jupiter in the morning sky in nearly full daylight (3 mins before sunrise). The GRS is seen rotating into view and some interesting activity in the SEB.