A picture of Jupiter may be worth a thousand words, but what’s more than half a million?
Andrew McCarthy, a senior astronomer from Arizona, reveals this stunning image Thursday On September 17 this month, after he captured his best sighting of the giant yet the planet This month. But what you see is not just one image, but a mixture of hundreds of thousands of images.
McCarthy wrote on Twitter (opens in a new tab) Sharing a photo on September 17. “This photo was taken with the 11-inch telescope and camera I normally use for depth work.” You can see more of McCarthy’s photos on his Instagram Embedding a tweet (opens in a new tab) Next His site for astrophotography (opens in a new tab).
McCarthy uses software to stack multiple photos taken into one file night sky Photo shoot and amazing results. To pick up, use the same method Moon image ‘ridiculously detailed’ It took months. “Jupiter is always a big target for camera eyes,” he said.
“Watching Jupiter never gets old. It’s an amazing planet,” McCarthy said in a statement to Space.com. “Although the number of photos may seem high, I shot them at 80 frames per second, so it was done relatively quickly.” He added that it took about two hours to take the picture.
“The conditions were really good that night, so I saw the planet in more detail than usual, which was very exciting,” McCarthy added.
Jupiter will be in opposition in 2022 On September 26, this is the best time to observe the giant planet this year. It can easily be seen with the naked eye as a bright light in the eastern night sky.
Planetary opposition will appear this year Jupiter is closest to Earth in 59 years. It will be 367 million miles (591 million kilometers) away, the closest point to Earth since 1963.
If you want to get a better look at Jupiter in the future and are looking for tools to help you, check out our guides to find out. Best binoculars And Best telescopes To find the giant planet and other celestial signs.
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