Jupiter and Antares

Amazing what a difference if you move south with 20° latitude!! That is what happened travelling to Cairo. Constellations and planets are soo much higher in the sky. Was it not for the severe light pollution (estimation SQM 19), the whole constellation of Scorpius would be visible. The upward light rays to the northeast are part of the ‘famous’ sound-and lightshow of the Pyramids.

Jupiter and Antares July 2019 from Mena House, Cairo. Nikon D5100 18mm

Low, low, low Jupiter!

The planet barely clears the houses and tress. This is madness. Red spot showing nicely however. All images with a 180mm Maksutov & ASI290MM. Some artefacts I did not remove. I did not use an ADC (Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector)

Second Jupiter of this season

And still not any higher then 16° in the sky. That’s like, behind the trees and the neighbour’s houses. The seeing for this session was worse then the night before. It does not show on the results.

Jupiter on June 2nd, 2.30 MEST / Maksutov 180mm F15, ASI290MM Baader RGB