The 5 moons of Jupiter !!

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The 5 moons of Jupiter !!

Postby Aratus » Thu May 03, 2018 10:15 pm

Jupiter normally only shows 4 of its moons to the average binoculars or telescope but at a few minutes to local midnight on 2nd May, I observed several 'moon-like' objects near to Jupiter. I took a photo through the telescope which showed 5 such objects. The 'photobomber' is actually nu librae, a 5th magnitude star. (the one on the bottom right) The others starting at the planet are Io, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto.


Jupiter itself was only 18 degrees above the horizon, and didn't show much detail through the murk.

I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: The 5 moons of Jupiter !!

Postby mariofs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:08 pm

looks amazing! :)
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