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Jupiter and great red spot

12 Feb 2013, 23:34 UTC
Jupiter and great red spot
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Jupiter a.k.a Jove is not only the Roman God of thunder but,is also like the bodyguard for our solar system. Commonly deflecting or absorbing bullets known as comets and asteroids. It has taken the brunt of many massive impacts including the infamous Shoemaker/Levy 9, an asteroid that was captured by Jupiter’s intense gravity,broke up and causing major damage on the Jovian planet.
One of the features worth taking a look at is, Jupiter’s great red spot. Very much like a hurricane/typhoon on our planet. It does have it’s differences as it has been churning for more than 300 years. Their have been a few wanna be spots that have form but,were short lived or absorbed into the red spot.
Below is a image that I took in Fall of 2011. The skies were nice and clean with only a hint of humidity. The image was shot using a 10″ Meade Schmidt Newtonian and a Meade LPI. I believe it is a stack of 250 sub frames and processed with PS elements.
Clear skies!.

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