15480 Empire Rd. Benson, AZ 85602 hm ph: 520-586-2244 Pretty good, Tom, Jupiter has been putting on a good show for quite awhile now and it's been interesting watching something different each time I viewed the planet. Your image is almost as good as Pierre's hand-held video camera image of Jupiter's rotation that he exposed in one night! I don't know how he ever managed to produce such steady video imagery, but he did it without any computer. Clear skies, Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) ---------- Original Message ---------- From: Tom Polakis <tpolakis@xxxxxxx> To: evac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Rotating Globe of Jupiter Images 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. http://www.pbase.com/polakis/image/141175506 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. http://www.pbase.com/polakis/image/141175453 Tom -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.