Welcome to the BAA Jupiter section web pages.
Here you'll find a wealth of information about how to observe the Solar System's largest Planet. You'll also find guides on observing and imaging, recent reports and in-depth publications regarding Jovian activity.
If you are looking for an introduction to the
planet Jupiter, click GUIDES
For advice on observing Jupiter, click PROGRAMME
For recent Jupiter weather reports, click REPORTS
Looking for most recent
images of Jupiter visit LINKS
Looking for most recent images of Jupiter visit LINKS
For definitive published reports click REFERENCE ARTICLES
For section publications click PUBLICATIONS
For maps of the Jovian Moons click HERE
LAST UPDATE: May 18th, 2013
2009, several amateurs have obtained resolved videos of mutual phenomena
for the first time. These remarkable animations are all accessible
via a site compiled by Marc Delcroix:
recent views of the giant planet (all
with south up):
Drawing by Mario Frassati (Italy), 2002 Jan.12.
Visual observers can still record interesting changes on the planet.
At this time there was notable colour in the NEB (reddish) and
northern EZ (dull yellowish). The
Great Red Spot is near the right-hand edge.
Image by Damian Peach (Barbados), 2006 April 14, using a Celestron-14 with
Lumenera 075M camera. Io and
its shadow are crossing in front of the NEB north edge. The GRS is on the
right, with streaks orbiting within it.
Image by Donald C. Parker (Florida), 2006 July 10.
The newly-reddened oval BA was passing the GRS and appears just
Image in the methane band (890 nm infrared), also by Don Parker, taken 7
minutes after (c). Methane
images show the high cloud decks overlying the GRS and oval BA and the
Falso-colour image by Tomio Akutsu (Philippines),
2006 July 1, using a Celestron-11 with ToUcan II
camera. This combines images in methane band (red), near-infrared
continuum (green), and ultraviolet (blue). High cloud decks appear red.
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