Jupiter with 5 large satellites

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Tony Titchener

Seaford, Sussex

From my back garden in Seaford, Sussex, at about 2050BST I was trying out my 10 inch reflector on a new Dobsonian mount and looked at Jupiter. Astonishingly it appeared to have acquired a fifth large satellite. I rushed for my camera, a Canon 20Da and attached it to my 5 inch refractor. I took a number of shots between 1 sec and 4 at 1600 ISO and attach the one taken at 2 sec. Obviously the ” fifth satellite” is an intervening star, in fact a 7.5 Mag star HP54057.
The image shows, left to right, Callisto, HIP54057, Ganymede, Io, Jupiter and Europa (courtesy of Stellarium).

From my back garden in Seaford, Sussex, at about 2050BST I was trying out my 10 inch reflector on a new Dobsonian mount and looked at Jupiter. Astonishingly it appeared to have acquired a fifth large satellite. I rushed for my camera, a Canon 20Da and attached it to my 5 inch refractor. I took a number of shots between 1 sec and 4 at 1600 ISO and attach the one taken at 2 sec. Obviously the ” fifth satellite” is an intervening star, in fact a 7.5 Mag star HP54057.
The image shows, left to right, Callisto, HIP54057, Ganymede, Io, Jupiter and Europa (courtesy of Stellarium).

2016-04-13T00:00:00

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