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Prime-Time Jupiter by Daniel LeClercJupiter - Daniel LeClerc

For those who can observe in the wee hours well after midnight, Jupiter beckons! This year, the giant planet is close to the highest point of the ecliptic in Gemini — a prime position for telescopic observations. Daniel LeClerc took this image of Jupiter from Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec, on October 11. His detailed image, clearly showing the Great Red Spot, was taken with a Sky-Watcher 8-inch Newtonian using a 4× Barlow and a Imaging Source DBK 21AU618.AS CCD camera operating at 60 frames per second. 5,000 frames were stacked with AutoStakkert!2 and processed with IRIS wavelets.

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