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Hello all,

This question may have been raised before in another thread.

Is a 'Southern belt' reappearing on Jupiter?

I spent a little time processing a couple of captures from last night and in teh better ones it looks like there is a belt in line with the bottom of the GRS.

Couldn't really see it with visual observing.
(But then the Anti-Astronomy section of the family were continually turning on and off lights killing my night vision :( )

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Last edit: 12 years 4 months ago by peterako. Reason: Rings -> Bands -> belts :)
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Replied by mykc on topic Re:Jupiter rings...

Very nice images Peter. I agree, your shots show a distinct feature where the missing belt ought to be. Well done!

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Replied by Dublinskywatch on topic Re:Jupiter belts....

Hi Peter.
I have heard something to that effect else where.
However I can't seem to access your images as there is no link above!!
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:Jupiter belts....

looking at your images there Peter, its quiet possible, more images will prove or disprove the point.
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Replied by peterako on topic Re:Jupiter belts....

Thank you guys.

I've seen much clearer more detailed images on other fora that do not show it.

This is one from Pic du Midi on 29th Sept:

astrosurf.com/eternity/temp/jupiterbest.jpg
(Courtesy of Stargazers Lounge)

It may just boil down to some aberration in my set-up....

Time will tell :unsure:
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re:Jupiter belts....

That will be pretty cool if it is just that, Peter! I am no expert, but just to play Devil's Advocate...

...as there is a lot of purple in your images, could you be getting an artefact in UV light that is showing up, maybe as something like chromatic aberration? You're probably going to need a different telescope with the same camera on that in order to do a 'process of elimination', if you know what I mean...

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re:Jupiter belts....

well given
www.usno.navy.mil/USNO/tours-events/sky-...eek/GRC_Jup_2010.jpg
the seb is still white, but watch this space, its expected to come back with a bang anytime in the next 2 years.
To me it looks like you got too much purple in the colour balance, making the belt artifically stand out. Adjusting colour balances in photohop would fix this,
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