Planetary Imaging during a RASCKC monthly meeting. I love it!

This was from the evening of Wednesday 2024 Feb14th and seeing and transparency seemed to be almost dare I say above average. I was out from 18:38 ET to 20:48 ET. The 2nd half of the session got worse… high cloud cover coming in. And this with the partial phase moon very nearby!

This is the best 5% of 15k frames of 2.5ms each in a 180second run. Jupiter keeps getting smaller.. now only 38 arcseconds across.

The moon Europa is just starting to transit Jupiter in the lower left and the Great Red Spot is showing nicely.

Without looking in detail, I feel this is the best session of the year (this is #2024-05).