An animation of Jupiter demonstrating the planet’s rotation in a span of just 30 minutes, created from a total of 17,000 frames (equivalent to 40 gigabytes of image data), processed using IRIS. Jupiter completes 1 full rotation on its axis every 10 hours. Image captured through eyepiece projection method with a 4-in f/9 refractor, a 25 mm eyepiece, and a Philips SPC900NC/00 web camera. For more images of planets, click here.

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