Jupiter was very bright in the night sky when it was just two days away from opposition in this photo. This opposition of Jupiter is one of its closest approaches to Earth since 1963, at only 590.6 million kilometres, this is why the planet looks so much brighter in the sky!
I’m hoping to get some more images of Jupiter over the coming week before our Earth races away from the planet. (Earth has a faster orbit around the Sun than Jupiter because we are closer to our Star)
There’s so much detail to see on the planet with all the different Belts and Zones on show, there are many White and Red Ovals that can be seen along with some lovely blue coloured Festoons in the turbulent atmosphere in the North Equatorial Belt and Zones. The Great Red Spot is nearing the western limb and rotating out of view.
~ Jupiter with its approaching moon Io on the 25th September 2022 ~
My images were taken with a Meade LX200 GPS 10inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a ZWO ASI 120MC camera with a 3x Barlow lens attached.
AVI videos were captured and stacked in RegiSta6 and processed in PS CS4.