I’ve been trying to get a clear night all month to capture the rotation of the GRS on Jupiter. Tonight I managed to finally capture it, but because of the turbulent atmosphere the first set of images as the GRS come into view were not the best.
After about an hour the sky settled down and I was able to get some really nice pictures as the GRS rotated toward the western limb.
I’ve done something different this time in displaying Jupiter, where I’ve used two images of Jupiter with a time difference of just 8 minutes between each capture, that's enough time to show a slight difference in the rotational movement.
When you display these two images side by side it looks like just a normal images, but if you relax and slightly cross your eyes, then the planet pops out like it’s sitting there in 3D space…really cool :-)
Images were taken on the 6th September with a 10inch Meade GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a ZWO 120 MC-S camera with a 3x Barlow lens attached. An AVI movie was captured with 3000 frames, stacked in RegiStax6, and processed in PS CS4.