The seeing and transparency were both quite good this morning for this view of Jupiter. The Oval BA, often called “red spot junior” is starting another pass by the Great Red Spot (GRS) as it does about every two years. Also note the bright spots in the northern equatorial band (NEB). It appears that at least one (or perhaps two) of these spots have appeared within the last week, suggesting increased activity in that recently reconstituted region.
I have quite a bit of data from this morning’s session to process, but here are some of the initial images.
The classic “face on” view of the GRS.
And in IR light.