The Third Imaging Session

There's nothing out of the ordinary with this shot—in fact, the seeing was pretty bad, with Jupiter swelling to a one-and-a-half arc minute blob—but it was the first shot that I took with my fully portable set-up. (See the imaging page for more details.) The prominent crater at center is Plato. A common test of optics plus good seeing is to try to find the craterlets inside Plato. The biggest are a couple of kilometers wide or so.

Copyright (c) 1998 Brian Tung