JUPITER observations

Last updated: 01 Oct. 2012


JUPITER
Jupiter 1993 opposition
Jupiter 1994 opposition
Jupiter 1995 opposition
Jupiter 1996 opposition
Jupiter 1997 opposition
Jupiter 1998 opposition
Jupiter 1999 opposition
Jupiter 2000-2001 opposition
Jupiter 2001-2002 opposition
Jupiter 2002-2003 opposition
Jupiter 2003-2004 opposition
Jupiter 2005 opposition
Jupiter 2006 opposition
Jupiter 2007 opposition
Jupiter 2008 opposition
Jupiter 2009 opposition
Jupiter 2010 opposition
Jupiter 2011 opposition
Jupiter 2012 opposition
Jupiter 2003 and 1997 PHEMUs

Mar.-1993 opposition (sample):

[442 K] 8 July. 1992, 8, 14 Mar, 9 April 1993 -- 298x203 L, 740x1000 C, 620x250 C

April-1994 opposition (sample/SL9):

[408 K] 11, 15, 25, 27 July 1994 -- 260x600 C, 311x250 C

May-1995 opposition (sample):

[442 K] 19, 30 June, 18, 20 July 1995 -- 347x310 R, 311x250 C

June-1996 opposition (sample):

[451 K] 22 Oct. 1995, 5 June, 28, 31 July 1996 -- 260x600 C, 338x256 L

Jul.-1997 opposition:

One of the best of the season:

[58 K] Jupiter 13 Oct. 1997 -- 338x256 L

[544 K] 10, 13, 20 Aug. 1997 -- 338x256 L

[543 K] 23 Aug.,21 Sep., 12,13 Oct.1997 -- 338x256 L

[161 K] 11 November 1997 -- 338x256 L

The triple shadow Transit

[1 Mb] 150 dpi image

[486 K] 15 and 18 Nov. 1997 -- 338x256 L

When seeing improves at last!

[530 K] 10 Dec. 1997, 3, 12 Jan., 6 June 1998 -- 338x256 L

Low, but relatively good seeing


Aug.-1998 opposition:

Some of the best of the season:

[274 K] Jupiter: 13 Sep. 1998

[274 K] Jupiter: 24 Oct. 1998

[286 K] June 11 - July 2, 1998 -- 338x256 L

[240 K] July 26 - Aug. 15, 1998 -- 338x256 L

Some nice images.

[312 K] Sep. 05 - 11, 1998 -- 338x256 L

Relatively good seeing.

[284 K] 13, 15, 20 , 22 Sep. 1998 -- 338x256 L

Nice images with I or III in transit.

[280 K] 26 Sep., 10, 20, 22 Oct. 1998 -- 338x256 L

[290 K] 23, 24, 28 Oct., 29 Nov. 1998 -- 338x256 L

Nice images with good seeing.

[360 K] JUPITER,17 Dec. 1998 - 11 Jul. 1999 -- 338x256 L

23-Oct.-1999 opposition:

[786 K] 16 Jul.,19 Aug., 5,11 Oct. 1999 -- 338x256 L

[789 K] 11, 15, 16, 27 Oct. 1999 -- 338x256 L

[802 K] 15 Nov.,14,16 Dec. 1999, 31 Jan. 2000 -- 338x256 L

[407 K] 06, 13 Feb., 04 Mar. 2000 -- 338x256 L

28-Nov.-2000 opposition:

[339 K] 06 Feb. - 26 June 2000 -- 338x256 L

[336 K] 11 Aug. - 23 Aug. 2000 -- 338x256 L

[323 K] 03 Sep. - 24 Oct. 2000 -- 333x256 L

[319 K] 05 Nov. - 26 Nov. 2000 -- 333x256 L

[310 K] 09 Dec. - 14 Jan. 2001 -- 333x256 L

[324 K] 25 Jan. - 19 Feb. 2001 -- 333x256 L

[154 K] 5,30,32 Mar. / 02 Sep. 2001 -- 333x256 L

1-Jan.-2002 opposition:

[ 75 K] Jupiter: 6 Jan. 2002: One of the best of the season

[154 K] 2001 opp. including 2 Sep. 2001 -- 333x256 L

[161 K] 11 Aug,16 Sep,28 Oct,3 Nov.2001 -- 333x256 L

[291 K] 23, 29, 31 Dec.2001, 5 Jan.2002 -- 333x256 L

[281 K] 6 Jan., 6, 16, 17 Feb. 2002 -- 333x256 L

[360 K] 17,23,29 Mar, 14 Apr.2002 -- (298x203L)/333x256L

2-feb.-2003 opposition:

Some of the best of the season: (Sat.+Shadow transits)

[174 K] Jupiter: 25 Jan. 2003

[169 K] Jupiter: 21 Feb. 2003

[153 K] Jupiter: 06 Apr. 2003

[278 K] 28,29 Oct,14 Nov,19 Dec.2002 -- 333x256 L

[318 K] 24 Dec.2002, 19, 25 Jan., 01 Feb.2003 -- 333x256 L

[327 K] 14, 15, 17, 21 Feb.2003 -- 333x256 L

[321 K] 15, 20, 25, 27 Mar.2003 -- 333x256 L

[327 K] 5, 6, 12, 16 Apr.2003 -- 333x256 L

[316 K] 23 Apr, 3, 14, 28 May 2003 -- 333x256 L

[155 K] 15 June and 19 Dec.2003 -- 333x256 L

5-Mar.-2004 opposition:

Some of the best of the season: (461x407 L)

Great Red Spot: 12 Apr. 2004

[161 K] Jupiter: 12 Apr. 2004

Great Red Spot: 16 Apr. 2004

[308 K]15 June / 19 Dec.2003, 6 March 2004 -- 333x256/461x407 L

[319 K] 8, 14, 28 March 2004 -- 333x256/461x407 L

[263 K] 12, 16, 25 April 2004 / 20 Mar. 2005, 461x407, 333x256 L

3-Apr.-2005 opposition:

[277 K] 31 Mar., 3, 12, 23 Apr. 2005 -- 333x256/461x407 L

[219 K] 21, 24 May, 4, 12 June 2005 -- 333x256/461x407 L

[196 K] 17 June, 15, 16 July 2005 -- 461x407 L

4-May-2006 opposition:

[383 K] (17 June, 15, 16 July 2005) 2 June 2006 -- 461x407 L

[298 K] 1, 8, 15, 16 Jul. 2006 -- 461x407 L

[436 K] 18 Jul., 5, 6 Aug. 2006, (9 Apr. 2007) -- 461x407 L

6-June-2007 opposition:

[436 K] (18 Jul., 5, 6 Aug. 2006) 9 Apr. 2007 - 333x256 L

[375 K] 16, 24 June, 10, 11 July 2007 -- 333x256 L

[319 K] 12 14, 15,... July 2007 -- 333x256/461x407 L
Some Digital camera (Canon PowerShot A710IS, compact; 200 ISO) images:

03 May 2007 03h01.6-03h04.8 UT,

7x 1/25s 2939mm f/11.5

03 May 2007 03h07.3-03h09.3 UT,

5x 1/25s 2939mm f/11.5

03 May 2007 03h11.7-03h12.7 UT,

6x 1/25s 2939mm f/11.5

16 June 2007 23h20.4-23h21.8 UT,

16x 1/30s 2939mm f/11.5

24 June 2007 22h47.5-22h48.8 UT,

11x 1/25s 2939mm f/11.5

14 July 2007 20h30.7-20h34.8 UT,

8x1/30s+1/25s 4060mm f/10

14 July 2007 21h45.4-21h46.7 UT,

7x1/30s 4060mm f/10

9 July-2008 opposition:

[956 K] 22, 26, 28 June, 1 July 2008 -- T256x333

[870 K] 9, 19 July (T256x333), 30 Aug. 2008 + 27 June 2009 -- T407 x461

15-August-2009 opposition:

[969 K] 27 Jul., 3, 5 Aug. 2009 - T407 x461

[946 K] 12, 12+, 15, 15+ July 2009 -- T407 x461

[907 K] 17, 19, 20, 23 Aug. 2009 -- T407 x461

[426 K] 5, 22, 23 Sep., 1 Oct. 2009 -- T407 x461

[345 K] 11 nov. 2009 (5, 7, 27 June 2010) -- T407 x461

[432 K] South pole: 27 Jul., 1, 4 Aug. 2009 - T407 x461

[105 K] South Pole: 06 Aug. 2009 -- T407 x461

21-September-2010 opposition:

[326 K] Nice obs. 21 aug. 2010 - T407 x461

Great Red Spot and satellites: 21 Aug. 2010

Satellites and Uranus: 22 Aug. 2010

Ganymede L380mm Arago: 03 Sep. 2010

Ganymede 11 Sep. 2010 1h-2h UT, T407x700

Europa 22 Sep. 2010 2hUT, T407x700

Callisto, Io, Ganymede, Europa (Uranus): 21 Sep. 2010 23h UT, T407x920

[345 K] (11 nov. 2009) 5, 7, 27 June 2010 - T407 x461

[424 K] 30 June, 2, 4, 14 July 2010 - T407 x461

[418 K] 20 July, 8, 9, 12 Aug. 2010 - T407 x461

[421 K] 19, 21, 22, 28 Aug. 2010 - T407 x461

[382 K] 01 Sep. 2010 -L380x409, 03 Sep.2010 - T407 x461

[367 K] 04 Sep. 2010 -L380x409, 11 Sep.2010 - T407 x461

[432 K] 29, 30 Aug., 5, 11 Sep. 2010 - T407 x461

[245 K] 21 Sep. 2010 - T407 x461

[195 K] 22 Sep. 2010 - T407 x461

[923 K] 21, 27 Sep., 16 Nov. 2010, 2 Jan. 2011 - T407 x461

[903 K] 9, 15, 16, 30 Jan. 2011 - T407 x461
Some Digital camera (Canon PowerShot A710IS, compact; 200/100 ISO) images:

21 Aug. 2010 02h15.9 UT,

18x1/40+25x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

21 Aug. 2010 02h18.1 UT,

28x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

21 Aug. 2010 02h20.7 UT,

41x1/40s 3594mm f/8.8

03 Sep. 2010 22h23 UT,

10x1/15s 5300mm f/14 (Arago ref.)

11 Sep. 2010 02h01.4 UT,

30x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

12 Sep. 2010 00h58.4 UT,

37x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

21 Sep. 2010 23h32.7 UT,

36x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

21 Sep. 2010 23h34.8 UT,

31x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

22 Sep. 2010 01h43.7 UT,

20x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

22 Sep. 2010 01h45.1 UT,

25x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

22 Sep. 2010 02h19.2 UT,

15x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

22 Sep. 2010 02h20.6 UT,

17x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

27-October-2011 opposition:

[492 K] An excelent observation 2 Sep. 2011 - T407 x461

[481 K] Another very good observation 3 Sep. 2011 - T407 x461

Satellites T407x700: 3 Sep. 2011

[911 K] (6 feb. 2011) 11, 15, 17 Aug. 2011 - T407 x461

[875 K] 20,21,22,23 Aug. 2011 - T407 x461

[786 K] (21 Sep. 2010) + 2 Sep 2011 - T407 x461

[730 K] 10 + 16 Sep. 2011 - T407 x461

[760 K] 10 + 16 Sep. 2011 - T407 x461

[346 K] 02 + 31 Oct. 2011 - T407 x461

[440 K] 29 Aug. + 1 Nov. 2011 - T407 x350/x461

[804 K] 12 + 13 Nov. 2011 - T407 x461

[793 K] 19 Nov. 2011 (19h40, 21h30) - T407 x461

[797 K] 19 Nov. (23h46) 20 Nov. 2011 - T407 x461

[394 K] 26 dec. 2011 with Paris Arago refractor - L380 x375
Some Digital camera (Canon PowerShot A710IS, compact; 200/100 ISO) images:

11 Aug. 2011 3h05 UT,

70x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

15 Aug. 2011 4h22.6 UT,

35x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

25 Aug. 2011 2h UT,

20x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

23 Aug. 2011 4h00.0 UT,

12x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

2 Sep. 2011 1h21.6 UT,

35x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

2 Sep. 2011 2h54.2 UT,

32x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

2 Sep. 2011 4h56.4 UT,

45x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

3 Sep. 2011 4h18.1 UT,

47x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

16 Sep. 2011 4h08.3 UT,

25x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

23 Sep. 2011 4h55.9 UT,

36x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

25 Sep. 2011 2h19.0 UT,

38x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

25 Sep. 2011 5h00.0 UT,

22x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

19 Nov. 2011 20h56.4 UT,

20x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

19 Nov. 2011 22h42 UT,

25x1/40s+38x1/50 4685mm f/11.5

20 Nov. 2011 22h10.6 UT,

49x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

22 Nov. 2011 22h10.0 UT,

66x1/20s+20x1/13s L380mm f=9480mm f/27

26 Dec. 2011 18h45.6 UT,

98x1/20s L380mm f=8010mm f/21

26 Dec. 2011 21h37.0 UT,

123x1/25s L380mm f=9180mm f/24

2-December-2012 opposition:

[188 K] A good observation 16 Sep. 2012 - T407 x461

[998 K] (29 Aug., 1 Nov. 2011) 26 Juil., 10 Aug. 2012 - T407 x461

[863 K] 26 Dec. 2011 // 08 Aug. 2012 - T407 x461

[849 K] 15, 17, 18 Aug., 04 Sep. 2012 - T407 x461

[771 K] 19 Aug., 07 Sep. 2012 - T407 x461

[803 K] 08, 09 Sep. 2012 - T407 x461

[767 K] 16 Sep. 2012 (x2) - T407 x461

[767 K] 17, 19 Sep. 2012 - T407 x461

[789 K] 29, 30 Sep. 2012 - T407 x461
Some Digital camera (Canon PowerShot A710IS, compact; 200/100 ISO) images:

26 Jul. 2012 4h31 UT,

3Yx1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

08 Aug. 2012 3h55.7 UT,

3Yx1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

10 Aug. 2012 3h38.3 UT,

3Yx1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

14 Aug. 2012 3h55.7 UT,

3Yx1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

04 Sep. 2012 4h13.1 UT,

3Yx1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

07 Sep. 2012 4h36.3 UT,

20x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

07 Sep. 2012 5h59.0 UT,

27x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

07 Sep. 2012 6h00.0 UT,

53x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

08 Sep. 2012 3h49.7 UT,

27x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

08 Sep. 2012 3h50.5 UT,

49x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

08 Sep. 2012 3h51.3 UT,

22x1/40s 4685mm f/11.5

08 Sep. 2012 3h53.7 UT,

36x1/60s 4685mm f/11.5

08 Sep. 2012 3h57.4 UT,

65x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

08 Sep. 2012 5h43.1 UT,

55x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

09 Sep. 2012 3h48.7 UT,

39x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

09 Sep. 2012 3h49.7 UT,

21x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

16 Sep. 2012 4h01.5 UT,

27x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

Full size ondelettes

16 Sep. 2012 4h03.9 UT,

35x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

Full size sharp masking

Full size ondelettes

16 Sep. 2012 4h03 UT,

62x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

16 Sep. 2012 5h06.5 UT,

30x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

19 Sep. 2012 5h26.9 UT,

60x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

19 Sep. 2012 5h30.3 UT,

50x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

29 Sep. 2012 4h13.2 UT,

45x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

29 Sep. 2012 4h16.2 UT,

43x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

30 Sep. 2012 5h03.3 UT,

27x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

30 Sep. 2012 5h05.1 UT,

27x1/50s 4685mm f/11.5

30 Sep. 2012 5h19.3 UT,

17x1/50s 4685mm f/19.6 200 ISO


  • Nice features in Jupiter atmosphere:

  • GRS 13 Sep. 1998 (507x 256 L) GRS 18 Sep. 1998 (507x 256 L)

  • Positions from time of transit:
  • 06.60 June 1998: GRS: w2 = 61.4+-1.2
    02.65 July 1998: GRS: w2 = 67.6+-1.3
    05.43 Sep. 1998: WOS FA: w2 = 288.2+-1.1
    05.59 Sep. 1998: GRA: w2 = 67.8+-1.7
    08.32 Sep. 1998: WOS FA: w2 = 285.0+-2.4
    08.49 Sep. 1998: GRS: w2 = 67.7+-2.4
    11.38 Sep. 1998: GRS: w2 = 65.5+-1.1
    11.44 Sep. 1998: A small WOS in (dark & thick) SSTB is at w2 =118.4+-1.8 (preceding the dark spot in the faint STB(n)...)
    13.45 Sep. 1998: GRS: w2 = 71.3+-1.8 -- a bright little oval seem to have emerged around w2 = 107 (in a white disturbance spot of the SEB) in the last 48h!
    18.41 Sep. 1998: GRS: w2 = 66.3+-1.2
    20.29 Sep. 1998: WOS BE: w2 = 260.3+-2.4
    22.55 Sep. 1998: GRS: w2 = 67.7+-1.8 (+ WOS STB at w2 = 54.5+-2.4)
    27.34 Sep. 1998: WOS FA: w2 = 278.4+-1.8
    20-25 Oct. 1998: GRS, FA, wos, DarkSpot STB.... w2= ...
    17.3 Jan. 1999: GRS: w2 = 67.2 +-1.8
    16.6 Jul. 1999: GRS: w2 = 67.9 +-1.8
    05.0 Nov. 2000: GRS: w2 = 76.1 +-3.0
    26.9 Nov. 2000: GRS: w2 = 77.7 +-1.2
    04.8 Dec. 2000: GRS: w2 = 76.8 +-1.8
    04.4 Jan. 2001: GRS: w2 = 77.1 +-2.4
    14.7 Jan. 2001: GRS: w2 = 78.3 +-1.8
    28.8 Jan. 2001: GRS: w2 = 77.0 +-1.2
    05.8 Jan. 2001: GRS: w2 = 80.0 +-1.8
    02.2 Sep. 2001: GRS: w2 = 77.0 +-1.8
    28.1 Oct. 2001: GRS: w2 = 76.0 +-1.1
    03.3 Nov. 2001: GRS: w2 = 76.6 +-1.0
    06.0 Jan. 2002: GRS: w2 = 79.5 +-1.0
    29.3 Oct. 2002: GRS: w2 = 79.5 +-2.0
    19.2 Dec. 2002: GRS: w2 = 83.3 +-1.1
    19.9 Jan. 2003: GRS: w2 = 85.2 +-1.1
    14.9 Feb. 2003: GRS: w2 = 88.7 +-1.1
    15.9 Mar. 2003: GRS: w2 = 89.0 +-1.8
    20.9 Mar. 2003: GRS: w2 = 90.7 +-1.8
    25.8 Mar. 2003: GRS: w2 = 92.2 +-2.4
    06.9 Apr. 2003: GRS: w2 = 89.6 +-1.0
    12.9 Apr. 2004: GRS: w2 = 90.5 +-2
    16.9 Apr. 2004: GRS: w2 = 93.5 +-1.0
    25.9 Mar. 2005: GRS: w2 =101.5 +-1.5
    04.0 Apr. 2005: GRS: w2 =102.5 +-1.5
    23.9 Apr. 2005: GRS: w2 =102.0 +-1.0
    13.8 Nov. 2011: GRS: w2 =171.6 +-1
    17.3 Sep. 2012: GRS: w2 =186.6 +-1.8
    30.8 Mar. 2001: WOS BA: w2 ~ 229
    06.0 Jan. 2002: WOS BA: w2 = 99.2+-1.8
    06.9 Apr. 2003: WOS BA: w2 = 297+-3
    12.9 Apr. 2003: WOS BA: w2 = 294+-2
    12.9 Apr. 2004: WOS BA: w2 = 142+-2
    16.9 Apr. 2004: WOS BA: w2 = 138+-2
    17.9 Apr. 2004: WOS BA: w2 = 140+-2
    32.0 Mar. 2005: WOS BA: w2 = 334+-2


    Jupiter Satellite MUtual PHEnomenons

  • PHEMU2003 Jupiter Satellites:
  • 30.8-dec.2002 2Ecl1p: 169x 256 L

    06.9-jan.2003 2Ecl1p: 133x 203 ScT

    24.2-dec.2002 2 and 1 Occ4 p: 507x 256 L

    18.8-Feb.2003 4occ3p and 4Ecl3A: 507x 256 L

    19.8-Feb.2003 4Occ1p: 507x 256 L

  • PHEMU 97 Jupiter Satellites:
  • Sep. 22 507x 256 L

    4.25 Nov. 1997: 84x 256 L

    10.21 Nov. 1997: 84x 256 L