[AZ-Observing] Rotating Globe of Jupiter Images

  • From: Tom Polakis <tpolakis@xxxxxxx>
  • To: evac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:27:28 -0500

I have been fortunate to be out with my little 10-inch scope and Webcam on five 
nights with very good seeing and Jupiter high in the sky.  Even though I have 
spotty coverage of Jupiter's range of longitudes, I put together a cylindrical 
projection map of Jupiter from the five images.


The tool for producing the projections and stitching them together is the 
amazing freeware WinJUPUS.  Since the time range of the images is 2 1/2 months 
and Jupiter's features move, we get two of some of them near the seams.  The 
next thing to do is wrap these images around a globe and create an animated GIF 
of it rotating, which WinJUPOS also does well.

The rotating globe is this 5 Mb animated GIF.  Hopefully I can grab a few more 
images in the next month or two, which will go a long way toward eliminating 
those seams.


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