Jupiter and great red spot
Jupiter a.k.a Jove is not only the Roman God of thunder, but is also like the bodyguard for our solar system. Commonly deflecting or absorbing bullets known as comets and asteroids. It has taken the brunt of many massive impacts including the infamous Shoemaker/Levy 9, an asteroid that was captured by Jupiter’s intense gravity broke up, and caused major damage on the Jovian planet.
One of the features worth taking a look at is, Jupiter’s great red spot. Very much like a hurricane/typhoon on our planet. It does have it’s differences as it has been churning for more than 300 years. Their have been a few wanna be spots that have formed, but were short lived, or absorbed into the red spot.
Below is an image that I took in Fall of 2011. The skies were nice,and clean with only a hint of humidity. The image was shot using a 10″ Meade Schmidt Newtonian and a Meade LPI. I believe it is a stack of 250 sub frames,and processed with PS elements.