here's my first of the season:
might be my imagination,
but the red spot (which had been fading to tan)
looks more red to me this year
here's an interesting one i think i neglected to post from 2 years ago look closely at Ganymede transiting the face of Jupiter:
The black dot lower left is the shadow of Io which is further left and below Jupiter.
Just below the shadow, Ganymede is crossing the face of Jupiter. A close look at Ganymede shows the bottom is white while the top is slightly brown, demonstrating detail on one of Jupiter's moons. Although not much, I never thought i'd get that from a backyard telescope.
More to come, including an animation of last night's double transit.
nexstar 8 GPS (8" SCT on a wedge)
3 minute capture with firecapture @ 50 fps (exposure limited at 95% histogram with gain 64)
stacked in autostakkert, Drizzle 3x, then reduced to 1.5x
sharpened in registax 6
3/17/16 fair seeing
Ganymede transit image from 3/30/2014