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Jupiter: Two Days to First Impact


Colour Image of Jupiter, July 14th 1994

This images was constructed from three images of the planet made with the Bochum 60cm telescope on La Silla. They were combined to yield a "true colour" view of Jupiter. This image shows the satellite Europa crossing the disc of the planet and also the famous great red spot.

The observers were Carsenty and Mottola and they were using a DLR CCD imaging system. Each image is a composite of about 5 one second exposures. Three near-IR filters were used, centred at 727nm,750nm and 893nm respectively so the colour is not really "true".

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