Frank Ryan Jr
Image taken:
Jul. 20, 2009
Shannon, Ireland.
Jupiter showing the curious black spot at the South Polar region which could possibly be the scar from an impact. After a heads up from Anthony 'Bird' Wesley about this on the IFAS messageboard and with the weather clear last night I had to try and see it. This image was taken at 2.37am UT with a Meade 10SCT & Philips SPC900 webcam. I was also treated to a transit of Jupiters Moon 'Io' which can be seen here crossing the limb casting it's shadow onto Jupiter. I was surprised just how easy it was to see this black spot, it seems to have become more stretched out and less circular than before obviously due to the rotation and high wind speeds.
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