Another wonderfully steady view of Jupiter tonight – four moons, one wide band, one narrow band, some smaller bands, the (more subtle than Great) Red Spot sitting right in front of Jupiter with bubbles of white spots in its wake.
Here’s some snapshots from the eight-inch telescope, at prime focus, cropped to show the details on Jupiter.
This photo is a cropped portion of the original photo in which Jupiter was a bright dot in a large sea of black. No adjustments were made.
This photo is the original cropped photo seen above, but with brightness adjusted to bring out the “red” spot in the lower band just right of center.
This photo has the brightness adjusted like the last photo, plus some sharpening.
Which do you think is easier to see the details?
Here’s a wide shot of Jupiter and its moons – one moon to the far left, and three to the right, one next to Jupiter and two farther to the right: