Jupiter and Equatorial Festoons

The Planet Jupiter Showing great Equatorial Festoons

This photograph of the planet Jupiter was taken by Charles F. Capen, Jr., while using the McDonald
Observatory's 82-inch reflecting telescope, near Ft. Davis Texas. Using 35mm Agfa Agfachrome color
film at an ASA of 100 and a Miranda 35mm camera with no filter, he took this 0.8 second exposure
at the telescope's f/23 focus on March 29, 1967 at 0220 UT.

Table Mountain Observatory, operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is located just west of the
town of Wrightwood, California at an elevation of 7500 feet.

Return to Photo Page     e-mail w7ftt@qsl.net