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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