Derby and District Astronomical Society

Jupiter in 2024


This image of Jupiter was captured by Peter Branson on January 24th 2024 and comprises the best image produced in AutoStakkert from a series of trial videos - exposure times of between 20-25msec, and 2000-10000 frames. The videos were taken with a ZWO ASI224MC colour camera attached to a Celestron C9.25 Schmitt-Cassegrain telescope, mounted on a SkyWatcher NEQ6 mount. The image produced by AutoStakkert was further processed and sharpened in PixInsight. Three of the Galilean moons (left to right) : Io, Ganymede and Europa (and shadow) - can clearly be seen as well as the Great Red Spot and many equatorial bands.  Image Credit: Peter Branson.