Astro photographer Andrew McCarthy of Arizona published a new picture of Jupiter, which is the most detailed image on Earth, consisting of 600,000 pictures taken in one night.
McCarthy used an 11-inch telescope and camera, which he usually uses to work with deep space, and although the number of photos seems to be stunning, it actually took only two hours to shoot, with a photographer filming about 80 frames every second.
McCarthy uses special software to combine several images taken during the night sky photo session. He used similar techniques to make a "detailed" image of the moon that took months. McCarthy's results are published in his Instagram*.
Jupiter is now the closest to Earth. This rare event only happens once in 59 years. Jupiter is characterized by a stand-off every 13 months, and the planet and the Earth get close about once a year. The location where the Earth is between the Sun and Jupiter rarely coincides with the closest proximity of a massive planet to our planet known as the perigee.
But in 2022, the confrontation takes place on 26 September, and the closest approach is on 25 September, and Jupiter can be seen in every detail in the sky.