Flintstone Stargazing

May 26, 2008

Jupiter on 5/26/08

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Jupiter, Observation Journal, Planets — Tags: , , , — Ed @ 3:54 am


Jupiter on 5/26/08

I’m up early this morning to catch a bunch of Messier Objects (particularly in Sagittarius), but primarily to capture Jupiter. I had yet to see Jupiter in my LXD75 and the wait was totally worth it. Wow. I’m still out here capturing some Messiers, but I just realized the Great Red Spot (GRS) just rotated into view. I’ll probably need to go back to Jupiter soon.

Incidentally, the moon to the far left is Io, the upper moon on the right is Ganymede and the lower moon on the right is Europa. Callisto, while visible in the eyepiece, was too far off to the left to show up in this image. And another note – this image is a composite of one that had the details of Jupiter and another image where Jupiter was completely overexposed, but that showed the moons.

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1 Comment »

  1. wow, that’s awesome.

    Comment by bobw — May 26, 2008 @ 1:19 pm


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