Emily Lakdawalla • Nov 10, 2016
Great whirling Jupiter
For the last several weeks, Jupiter fans been receiving near-daily photo gifts from Damian Peach, one of the world's best photographers of the planets. He's been working through the trove of images he took during a March observing trip to Barbados, just after Jupiter's opposition. One by one, he's been sending photos as he's worked through and processed them. Finally, this week, he presented the pièce de résistance: a video of a spinning Jupiter. He shared it on Youtube and as a WMV video, but since it is amenable to the format, I absolutely had to convert it to animated GIF. Just let it spin and spin and spin before you....
For those of you who like to play with image textures in 3D programs, here is the same data in equirectangular format. Just make sure to give credit where it's due.
Thank you, Damien, for sharing your views of Jupiter with Earth.
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